Monday, February 11, 2013

21 years...

is how old my girl is today!

Being silly!

I made her a huge cut and tie blanket for her bed.

***********The cake************
She saw a cake that she liked on pinterest with kit kats on the sides and m & ms on the top. So I bought an ice cream cake at Walmart.

I scraped off the whipped cream decorations. 

I stuck kit kats to the sides and added m & ms to the top.  Voila-the pinterest inspired cake that she wanted!
I also made some oreo cheesecakes.

The aftermath-yes, she left her cards here.  I'll just put them in my mother's keepsake box.

21 photos for 21 years.

 As  I sit typing this in the same exact spot that I rocked my baby/toddler/little girl COUNTLESS hours, I find it hard to believe that so many years have passed by and so quickly.  Around this time of year, especially-I go through the scrapbook in my mind, my mind's eye looking at the snapshots of my daughter-from newborn to now, grown woman. It's all so bittersweet!  Oh my goodness-it's so very hard to wrap my head around. 

Thank you, Lord, for blessing me with this beautiful child!


Dawnie said...

What a beautiful blessing indeed!! Happy 21st Birthday Hope! You are loved!!! Holly, I very seldom go back and look at pictures because all I do is cry!! It is so hard for me! But you have 21 wonderful years and memories of your lovely daughter! Your cake looked totally awesome, good job!!

Molly said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl!

My son's birthday is tomorrow and I think I'll steal that cake idea.

Anonymous said...

mmmmm...sooo beautifully said and remembered......I just love that girl so much. She needs to come see her aunt more often. I will make her anything she wants, I think she knows that!!!! i will have to remind her of that!!!! Happpppy birthday my sweet niece.....oooo how you are loveddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd....need i say more? NO <3 aunt jodie <3