Sunday, October 21, 2007

Happy 24th Baby Girl

Today is my daughter’s birthday. I can’t believe she is 24. Am I old enough to have a child who is 24? I must be, because she is. If you want to read last’s year post about my girl click here.

Tom and I are very proud of the woman she has become. We have always told our children that they should dream big and go for it. I’m proud that they are. She’s beautiful, articulate, intelligent and in school studying psychology. She is a mixture of both us, even though I see more of her father in her. As she gets older, I’m noticing my genes kicking in. I love my baby girl even though she’s no longer a baby, but a beautiful woman. She humors her mother and lets me call her baby girl anyway.

I’m heading up to her apartment today to bring her birthday dinner. On the dinner menu is kicked up Caesar salad with mushrooms and avocados, cream cheese chicken, asparagus and roasted red potatoes. I baked a cake a vanilla cake with vanilla pudding inside – her favorite (pictured above).

After church, I’ll load up the car with food, presents and cake and drive two hours to spend some time with my baby girl. I can’t wait to see. Unfortunately her dad is still in New York, but his heart will be with us today. If she lets me (she’s camera shy), I’ll take some pictures from the festivities and post them later tonight.

Some pictures from my daughter's birthday. Below the gifts. I wrapped it up in new towels. This way she can have the towels as a gift also.
Here is the unwrapping.

Blowing out the birthday cake.
After our meal we could only handle a little piece of cake.

© Nadine Z. 2007


Shionge said...

Oh Wow! A Mother's Joy and Labour of Love which is well apppreciated I am sure.

Yes what a day and how time flies, your cake love awesome and the food oh how I wish I'll get to taste them Nadine.

Happy Birthday to your Baby Girl pal :D

Ann(ie) said...

Happy Birthday to your precious girl. My son was named after a friend who was born today. He was a special person full of live. I have no doubt your girl is the same!!

Delina said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! Hope you all have a great day. The cake sounds yum!

Debz said...

Yummy! That sounds awsome, I have had chocolate but not vanilla!
Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Keshi said...

WOW Happy 24th to ur daughter!


Anonymous said...

How fun! My mom's birthday is today as well, she's 44! :) Hope you ladies have fun together.

- Hannah

Karolee said...

Looks like a wonderful birthday celebration!

Chappyswife said...

Hi, Nadine! Happy Birthday to your pretty daughter! That cake looks delicious, and I love those brown towels.

Art said...

Happy birthday to her!

pinks & blues girls said...

What a beautiful post, Nadine! You have obviously done a wonderful job raising both of your children. What a sweet birthday cake! And I am a huge fan of How I Met Your Mother, so I noticed that DVD!! Oh, and I see your daughter has your beautiful hair!

Jane, Pinks & Blues

Tammy said...

Oh, a happy 24th birthday to your daughter!
(And no, you're not old enough to have a daughter that age, because I'm close to your age, and I. am. not.) ;)

Love the birthday pictures- she looks like a beautiful young woman, inside and out!

Shaunda said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!

palmtreefanatic said...

Happy birthday to her!!!
What a wonderful time! love the gifts! Superb wrapping!
cake looks tasty too!

Louise said...

That is so awesome!!!
Blessings to your baby girl!!