Philippians 4:4-9
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. and the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Beautiful Girl is 9--No Way!

 Our beautiful Hannah is 9 years old today!!!

What a joy it has been to have her as part of our family.

People are always telling us how blessed she is to have us, but the reality is that the blessing does flow both ways in great abundance.

We have learned so much from having Hannah as our youngest treasure.

We have learned compassion, patience, and love that knows no boundaries with this girl.

Thank you Lord for this amazing gift--The gift of life and family!

 Hannah was first presented with this cute little Singer kids sewing machine that is older than I am!

My  mom and older sister found it for her.

And at her party one ingenious mom and daughter had seen this on facebook and presented her with new scissors and fabric as a gift! 
 Hannah's absolute favorite is this amazing "castle/tent" her grandma Fogliasso made her.

As you can see it is very tall, from almost ceiling to floor. 

And big enough inside that she has already slept in it once.

 This beautiful doll was actually her Great Grandma Mae's--I think.  

It was unearthed in a move and no one wanted it.

My mom made her a new dress and hat and her others were very old and delicate.

This will actually be going to Grandma's house for a while.
 Hannah actually chose this year to have more than one person over for her birthday.

For my peer shy child this is an amazing step.

She was very excited, and I knew that I needed to keep the time short and very scheduled to keep Hannah involved.

So we played games.
 And we painted castles!

 And we had cake.

Princesses of course!
 And we opened presents.

You can not tell from this picture, but she is grinning from ear to ear.

This doll has actually been going everywhere, including family walks with us:)

 I think they all had a great time.



Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Happy Birthday Hannah!!!

:) :) :)

Angela said...

Happy birthday, Hannah! Wow, 9 years old! You know, we need to get Hannah and Eden together!! Also, Donna, I don't know if you know that I have blog as well. If you are interested, fb message me or something & I can send you the link! Wonderful post!