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