I wanted to take a minute to acknowledge our oldest child Rochelle. I was debating sharing these thoughts and images but after consideration I felt she needed to someday look back at these and remember this time of her life with fondness.
Since her birthday falls in the cold month of February and with close proximity to Valentine’s day, I’ve often taken the easy way out: heart shaped decorations with pink and red for colors. Not this year! I knew she would probably remember this birthday and I hoped to make it something memorable for a little girl. I might have secretly lived out a little fantasy of my own for her birthday (which I guess is no longer a secret now). This year, despite the cold outside which is still lingering, I decided to make it feel like spring inside.
For having just turned five, she has quite a mind of her own. While I would like to say I have no idea where she gets, I actually have a very good idea where it comes from: me! She comes from a long line of highly opinionated women and I hope manages to make lasting friendships nonetheless. Right now Rochelle loves: dancing in ballet class or around the house, pumpkin scones, wearing dresses and skirts, helping me in the kitchen, acting like a mom to her brother Ezra, drawing (yep another artist), singing, posing for the camera, the color purple and having long hair.
Happy birthday sweetheart! We are blessed to be your parents and love seeing the person you are becoming.
Now on to party photos and a few portraits of her: tasty treats courtesy of White Flower Cake Shoppe. The mini flower cakes, cupcakes and shoe cookies were delish!