Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Bella!

Today Bella turns 8 years old. It is a very exciting birthday. I can not believe that I have been a mama for 8 years. It seems like longer in some ways, shorter in others. She is becoming so grown up lately that I can barely stand it. Her sleepover party was delayed for 2 weeks, due to us not getting our act together on mailing the invitations out. She was supposed to be getting a few addresses from school friends (since you can't hand out invitations at school), but keeps forgetting.

I felt it necessary to point out to her at breakfast today that 8 years ago this morning she was laying in a hospital bed eating milk for breakfast. I think she could have lived without that story, but I told it anyway. I felt it was my right for enduring 18 hours of pitocin induced labor followed by a c-section. She owes me the right to reminisce.

In more delay related news, we are still unable to schedule her baptism due to the fact that our baptismal font at our church building is undergoing some major repairs and is out of commission for awhile. I will update those who are planning to attend as soon as we get a date pinned down.

Well, I have cupcakes to go deliver to the lunch room and presents to wrap. Pictures of birthday festivities will be forthcoming.


Shauna said...

Happy Birthday, Bella!

carol said...

Happy Birthday to our big girl!
We love, love, love you Bella! I have been thinking about you all day.

emilyw said...

Happy Birthday, Bella! I love that shot of her, Erika!