Friday, July 10, 2009

huit. octo. otto. ocho. acht. eight.

she is 8 today.
she got her last PIF [princess in the forest] yesterday.
she is working very hard at learning to ride her bike all by herself.
[determined to be a part of our family bike ride in 20 days.]
she has strength and determination that is unending.
she has a deep caring soul.
she loves to love.
she loves to laugh and make you laugh.
she reminds me so much of my grandma.
she makes up songs and they just happen to rhyme.
it would be so easy for me to say, "that's my girl!"
BUT
i truly can not take the credit for the beauty He has created in her.
a gift to all that she meets.
i love you sweet girl.
"happy happy birthday. this hat is my hat, it makes me feel fine."
this song is by Laurie Berkner and approximately 5 or so years ago we were on vacation.
very late at night.
and could not find the campsite.
completely frustrated out of our minds.
jeff and i hear from the backseat Lauren singing these words in her sweet little voice.
lots of laughter ensued.

happy friday.
alicia

5 comments:

Shannon said...

happy b-day lauren ! we wish we were with u !
love,
Elli

Gem said...

Happy Birthday Lauren! Love you!

Catherine said...

Oh my goodness, the PIF is no more, but the tradition lives on in our hearts. What great memories of Lauren singing in the back seat of the car and making everyone laugh. God bless our little Princess in the Forest.

Love, Gamma Leann

Shannon said...

Just got back into town. You were in our thoughts on your special day! Love you so much honey!
Miss Shannon

Shannon said...

Hey there. I miss talking with you. We are home now from Cali and I will call you soon. We need to talk! I see that you have opened your blog to only invited guests. Is there a reason for that? If you haven't invited her already; my mom checks your blog often and would love to be added. Love you.