lovely days

yesterday was camryn's 7th birthday! and while it was a bit emotional for me ( I am having a hard time grasping the idea that my little one is not SO little anymore) it was filled with love and laughter.

Friday night I organized a slumberparty for her and a few of her close friends. This was the first time that she had more than one friend over at once and it turned out to be quite a success. The girls made their own french bread pizzas, played games and watched a movie well into the late night. In the morning I made them "cinnamini buns" for breakfast and then they went home!

Then yesterday, her actual birthday, our friends and family showed up one by one bearing gifts for the birthday girl. It was so exciting to see her open her gifts and her face light up as she found an art supply kit, GIANT coloring paper (Thanks to the Muhammeds) , a scrapbooking kit (thanks Nana!) , gift cards and Littlest Pet shop Monkey that she can decorate w/ stickers and such!

There was so much love in the room I wanted to burst! All for this little girl who so drastically changed our lives 7 years ago! All at once I started to hum the song I've been singing since day one:

"you are my sunshine my only sunshine

you make me happy when skies are grey.

you'll never know dear how much I love you

Please don't take my sunshine away!"

miss camryn alexis - you are the best thing that ever happened to me. you've taught me to be selfless and what it means to truly LOVE someone with all your heart. I hope the next 7 years are as delightful as the first!


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