Once again, we come to the end of our birthday season with the celebration of this delightful child.
This year she, like her brother and sister, chose to just have a family day for her birthday. But, true to character, she had no real plans. No specific desires. Just to be. I love how my children like to just be with the family!
As you can see, the cow love has not diminished. Fortunately, last year’s cow dress still fits. It’s a good thing, because she wears it all the time, year-round! In the winter, she just puts a shirt underneath it and replaces the sandals with boots.
Angela’s new love this year is quilting. She sat down a couple of months ago to help me sort fabric, and in the process she discovered a stack of small Christmas fabric pieces. She immediately started brainstorming a quilt. I asked Mom if she’d help Angie design and piece on, and we expected it to be a little by little process. She and Mom had it done, except for the trimming, in two days!
Not long after, Doug’s mom brought her a sewing machine. She pulls it out several times a week and sews on something – usually something quilt related.
See the little smirk on her face? This child has a bit of sass to her! She always has. She has quick responses and often leaves me speechless. She’s still smart as a whip, but has definitely matured in her ability to learn new things without feeling like she’s a failure for not knowing it in the first place.
This sweetie is growing up so beautifully, inside and out. I know she’s processing internally much more than we see externally. She’s quiet and thoughtful, and I know that much happens in her mind that the rest of us never see. But, she’s learning to handle it well.
Happy birthday, sweet Angela! I look forward to seeing what this year brings in your life!