Thursday, April 26, 2012

D is 8!

Today is April 26. D is 8 years old! She has been in our home for 363 days as of today. Last year she didn't get a party with her family because she was supposed to have it the weekend she was brought to us. We had a small party last year with a friend at the lake that we threw together last minute and shared with her little brother. This year the party was all about her! I loved getting to plan her birthday party and trying to make it special and memorable for her. We had a slumber party and she invited a few friends from school. The girls were super excited to come, one even chose to come to the party instead of going to her grandmother's that night. D requested a "strawberry cake" which to her means cake, strawberries and whipped cream. She loved the one that we made for her! The girls played outside, played games, made tie dye pillow cases that I painted their names on, and stayed up late watching a movie. It was so fun to listen to her giggle and play with her friends. I love that she has good friends here. I so wish I could share her picture here so you could all see what a beautiful little girl she is.

You are an amazing little girl. I love your laugh and silliness. You are incredibly sweet and love everyone. You are a great big sister to A and are always looking out for him. You are smart and you love to see us smile when you are proud of your grades. I love that you now make all A's and love school. You have come so far in just 1 year. You have lost your front two teeth just in time for your 8th birthday and the way you look at us when we call you captain toothless is priceless. I pray that you continue to grow up into a beautiful young lady, inside and out. You have a heart for people and I hope that you continue to have that compassion. Watching you turn from 7 to 8 has been such a blessing to JaJa and I. I know that God has big plans for you and that you can do anything with His help. We love you our silly little toothless girl.

Here are some pictures of the pillow cases we made. I can't show her whole name so I will show a friend's name instead.
Before Tie Dying
Tie Dye Fun

Up close of the butterfly

HAPPY 8th Birtday D! WE LOVE YOU!


  1. Kristy, you never cease to amaze me. What an awesome "mom" you are to D and A! What blessed kids they are to have you in their build them up and make them feel so extra special. I'm so glad she had a GREAT birthday!!

  2. What a fun idea for a party! I bet all the girls had a great time and whats more, I bet D had the best time ever! She is so fortunate to have you for her "Mom"! I think that its wonderful that you are able to help these kids in need not only have a healthy home to live in, but one filled with such love!


  3. What a wonderful mama you are, I know you are making a lasting impact of love on her life :)