Saturday, 21 January 2012

A Sick Birthday Girl

Last week Saturday was Larissa's birthday but the weekend was booked with moving friends home from Iowa so we didn't officially celebrate her day with her school friends, that was supposed to be today. This morning at 10:30 (2 1/2 hours before the party was going to start) Larissa confirmed that her tummy did indeed feel upset. She didn't perk up right afterwards either so I thought it must have been more than excitement for her party. I asked her if she felt better or if we should cancel her party. She chose to cancel the party. She's sick. She doesn't even feel disappointed that her party is cancelled. She's most definitely sick!

Larissa's rainbow cupcake cake with a sun and cloud. She designed it and picked all the colours, I just had to put it together. (Now that I look at this picture the cake looks like it's disappointed the party is cancelled too!)

So now instead of having seven girls running around our house giggling and screaming and crafting I have one girl lying on the couch. Poor thing. She looks pretty cheery in this picture. That's her. She can be on death's door and she will still have a smile on her face!

As for the rest of us, we're good. Ron & Nathan will go work in the shop. Bethany has a birthday party for a friend to go to. I will enjoy the fact that my clean house will stay clean! I also have a cup of dark chocolate chai tea and a good book to enjoy. Other than a sick kid, it sounds like a pretty good day is ahead of us!

Sunday, 15 January 2012


Seven. It's an age that seems so grown up. You're not a little Kindergartener anymore. You know how to read. You can get yourself ready for school with very few reminders/distractions. You are learning how to play the violin, just like your dad! When asked to do something it gets done, to the best of your ability. You want to do things independently, and most times it works! You are creative. You are smart. You are kind. You are gentle. You love greatly and easily. You cry when others cry. You laugh when others laugh, even if you don't quite get it! Your sense of humour is hilarious. Your smile is genuine. Your eyes sparkle. You understand sarcasm (mostly)! You came into this world on the coldest day of the year. Quickly. With the cord wrapped around your neck. Twice. Cried instantly. For days. Dare I say months! Thankfully you haven't been as dramatic as when you entered this world. Not always. You are a joy. You are maturing into a beautiful young lady. Inside and out. We love you Little One. Thank you for being part of our family. Thank you God for blessing us with our Larissa.