When my daughter-in-law Sarah sent me this picture, my heart melted.
|Peter (3), Nora (5), Eve (6)|
At first, I thought that the children were at church, dressed in their Sunday best. But then I realized that this was at their home, sitting on a bench that their daddy had not yet built when we visited last May.
So why were they dressed up?
"She's been waiting for this day for about 9 months. When the three kids came down for the morning they were all dressed up, seeing that this was a very important day." ~Ryan (Nora's Daddy)
Can you feel the excitement?!
It was a day of presents,
including a boy doll who was "born in Maine" and a new pink dress.
It was also the day that big sister Eve (6) could finally present Nora with
the beautiful doll that Eve made herself!
(Eve had shared her secret with me via email, but we kept it hush-hush.)
Isn't this a wonderful first sewing project? I think Eve has promise as a seamstress!
It was a day for a special birthday meal
and "Birthday Cake" ice cream cones!
(And that ice cream cone is not nearly as sweet as her smile!)
Do you want to know another exciting thing for Nora?
At her house, age five means no more naps!
It was a "very important day" indeed.
(And I am melting faster than the Birthday Cake ice cream cone.)