Friday, June 24, 2011

Elizabeth Turns 12





Once again I am a bit behind and she has now been 12 for almost a whole month. It hasn't taken long for her to get used to her favorite perk of sitting in the front seat.

Just a little bit about my Elizabeth. It is hard for me to realize that she is no longer my white-headed little toddler with the pudgy little cheeks. She is definitely growing up and becoming a lovely young lady. She is such a help to me and a pleasure to be with. She has especially blessed me this spring with her willingness to watch Creed and fix dinner almost every Tuesday night during soccer season...and joyfully too! She is quite the capable gal!!!

We don't do parties every year but she hadn't had one since she was 8 so it seemed past time! I saw a cute little book on amazon called Felties and thought it was something she and her friends would enjoy. She requested some of her friends from our homeschool co-op come celebrate with her and make "felties."

The girls working hard on their felties with my trusty assistant Miss Carol...those are IBC bottles, by they way. ;-)

Blowing out her 12 candles. She wanted to make her own cake so we worked on it together...chocolate 3 layer cake with peanutbutter chocolate icing.
The party guests...
Opening presents...lots of crafty stuff for my crafty girl...
and then some of the felties the girls made in the picture above and those following...










From us she got a new bike and I made her these owl pillows for her bed. She requested a Momma owl and two girls and a boy.


Happy Birthday Elizabeth. We are so glad you are a part of our family!

5 comments:

Wanting What I Have said...

Happy belated bday Elizabeth!!! I can't get over why a beautiful young lady you are! Both on the outside, and fr what your Mom shared, on the inside!

Kierstyn said...

Happy birthday, Lizzy! You truly are a joy to be around. You are a blessing to so many! May God richly bless you in the coming year.

And Rachel, love the new blog look!

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth & Rachel, you did a great job on this party. Thanks for the invitation!
-Rachel B.

Caroline said...

Oh, so sweet! BTW, I really like your new layout and header. Nice! And happy birthday to lizzie!

Speaking of your crafty girls ... I have a set of circular knitting needles, the kind with interchangeable points that screw into a flexible connector. but you know my weird way of knitting, I need my needles to be rigid since I jam them in to my thigh, so I can't really use 'em - I use dpn's for circular knitting. Anywho, would one of your girls like them?

Shelley said...

Happy belated B-D to your young lady....looks like she had a wonderful day....love those little felties and the owl set you made...very sweet...blessings