Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Seven Sounds So Old

It doesn't seem possible that seven years have gone by since I became a mother. Wow. When they tell you that you'll blink and they'll be grown-up, I believe them.

My princess has grown up into such a sweet, smart, beautiful little girl. I'm so thankful to be her Mommy. (She even still calls me that most of the time. How long will that last???)

I've just been so sentimental lately, enjoying my kids, and thanking God for them. I guess seven just sounds so much older to me than six did. Sigh.

On her special day, she woke up and found a new bike waiting for her at the bottom of the stairs. This bike is so cool because it is a Bronco bike, blue and orange just like her favorite football team. Go Broncos!

Later that day, I got to deliver these cupcakes to school:

Knowing her as well as you all do by now, you had to know they needed to be black and white and spotted, right? These are Dalmatian cupcakes with a surprise cream cheese and chocolate chip spot in the middle. And of course, my little dog lover had to have napkins that said, "Wipe Your Paws" on them. Would you expect anything else? Hee Hee.

You other moms out there will know what I mean when I say, I was so proud of her when I went to school. She was so cute and excited and happy~ just glowing with joy. She stands out in a crowd to me. I had to wonder, "Does the rest of the world notice how special she is?" (Talk about a biased mother, huh?)

I don't know why I took this picture. I just thought she looked sweet in her hair bow.

She stood at the end of the lunch line with her teacher and passed out the cupcakes to her classmates.

I think she was happy~ Or high on sugar.

That night she invited two of her buddies to go out to dinner with us to her restaurant of choice. This year she chose Red Robin.

They did a great job of making her feel special. Especially when they delivered her ice cream sunday.

It was a great birthday. I still can't believe she is seven, but seven sounds so much younger than EIGHT, so I'll just enjoy my little girl while I can.

Happy Birthday Sweetheart! Your Mama loves you more than I can put in words.


Katy said...

Oh man, that day is coming, two more days to have a six year old in my house! I just got done making cupcakes for her class tomorrow too. (Half day Thurday, so no lunch, oh my that means no time for cupcakes) So she is excited that she gets cupcakes a day early! Karissa is such a sweet beautiful little girl. I hope they stop growing so fast though, I mean really why did time decide to speed up seven years ago? :)

Mama Mimi (Dana) said...

Time doesn't slow down. It only goes faster. I remember all the "old people" telling me that when I was young. Didn't believe them then but now I do. I'm living it. So forget having that perfectly clean kitchen and closets and drawers no one ever sees and spend that time with the ones you love. You'll never get time back. Karissa is a doll. Tell her happy birthday from Aunt Dana and Uncle Scott, Charlie and Brian. Love ya Beck.

Hilty Sprouts said...

Happy birthday Miss 7 Year Old!

Anonymous said...

Cute cupcakes! I know what you mean about feeling nostalgic. My oldest turns 5 next month and I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! 5, really? that isn't even a preschooler anymore. :-(

Daiquiri said...

Awww - great pictures! I'm all about the pictures, you know :)

She really is beautiful and special - so glad to have your wonderful family in our lives.


Heidi said...

It sounds like she had a wonderful birthday. I can't believe how fast our kids are growing up either!

annies home said...

they grow up so fast you took great pictures to document this special day. Enjoy her while you can the go from 7 to 17 in a quick styled pace

Kim said...

First of all I just wanted to wish your daughter a Very Happy Birthday. Yes they grow up so fast. My oldest will be 9 in July. Time flies. Those cupcakes look so yummy!

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Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday sweetheart! I love you, Grandma.