Monday, September 19, 2016

Hadassah Turns Five!

Last week, we celebrated Hadassah's 5th birthday!
Five years...since a tiny little 6 pound baby girl was placed into my arms and I entered 
the world of motherhood!
I just love watching her grow and learn and become the person
that God uniquely created her to be.

She is our artist and is constantly coloring and drawing.
She loves to dance, and was excited to start her second year of classes.
She has a servant heart, and will often say "Let me do that for you Mama, so you can just relax!"
And she is our official family doctor. Got a scraped knee? She'll find you a band-aid in no time at all!
So a Doc McStuffins party is what she requested.

In our backyard, there was a perfect spot under a grouping of trees
 to set up the party.
Even though the decorations were simple, Hadassah thought it was beautiful!

Fun fact:
We've had perfect weather to host outdoor birthday parties for all five years!
Here's hoping the trend continues.
And these three little girls have been at each party, too! 
It's so fun to watch them grow up together.

Hadassah and I had fun making these cupcakes together!
I was going to just make purple frosting, but no; there had to be pink too.
With sprinkles, of course!

Getting everyone to look at the camera at the same time
is like Mission Impossible.
But I love the way this captures their personalities!

The best part of a birthday - according to Hadassah - is opening the presents!

I took the children on an "adventure" one evening and snapped a few pictures of the birthday girl.

"I love styling, Mom!"

She's equal parts sweet and sassy!

Most of the poses were her idea! haha

And I was sneaky enough to get a few pictures of them both! 

Nicholas' hugs never last very long :)

The highlight of the evening: collecting "special" rocks.

Sweet daughter,
May the light that shines out of you only get brighter as you grow.
And may you always live life with the same passion
and joy that you do today!

Happy birthday, Hadassah Jo!

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