Monday, February 9, 2015


Lily turned nine over the weekend. We enjoyed a festive couple of days. Pancakes and bacon for her birthday breakfast, theater popcorn (and a movie) for lunch, and pizza and glazed lemon poppy seed bread for her birthday dessert.

Last year, I was in bed with the flu for her birthday and we had to cancel all plans and enjoy a stack of Krispy Kreme donuts instead. So this year, we made the most of the birthday moments and had some friends over for a little crafting party and fun. The girls made felt hair barrettes and pom-pom seals from this book.

All but one gift from Brad and I were handmade by me this year. Her favorite (as you can tell from the pictures) was the Miss Maggie Rabbit, a pattern by Alicia Paulson. I also made her crocheted boot slippers and a crocheted hooded wolf cowl. We had also bought a cute little felted zippered case at a cute little shop not too far from home.

Mothers, hold fast to your little ones and breathe in those moments when they're yet babes. I remember yearning for the days that would be easier. The days that I would get more sleep and have more free time. And those days have come, and I do appreciate them, but my kids seem to be growing up so much more quickly than I thought they would. I'm afraid that with my next blink, they will be grown and heading off to live lives of their own.


Annette said...

Happy, happy Birthday Lily! from Charis :)

Rachel E. said...

What a beautiful girl and such wonderful handmade gifts. You are both blessed and talented.

harknessangels said...

Happy Birthday Lily! Looks like a fantastic celebration!