Dear Greta, You made quite a scene with your red hair when you burst into this world 5 years ago today. You stole our hearts with your bright smile and cheerful blue eyes.
You are a sweet, bright, wonderful BIG girl now and we're so proud of you. You are John Michael's biggest buddy, therapist, advocate and you have so much to look forward to in your life. You're also a great little sister and Nic says the house would be too quiet without you in our family. Anna loves you sooooo much and loves that she has a singing/dancing sister in the house, as well as a willing student for when she plays school. I can't wait until you meet your newest little brother. I'm sure he's already heard you talking to him :-)
Happy Birthday to you, our sweet Miss Greta Sunshine!
Minutes before the dress-up/tea party begins... modeling the dress Mommy sewed up for you.
A table set for a princess...
The menu... Butterfly-shaped Nutella tea sandwiches, strawberry/grape skewers, Colby Jack cheese cubes, Pirouette white chocolate strawberry cookies, and pink princess cupcakes, served with fruit punch "tea"? Yum! What a beautiful princess!
Having a mid-week birthday means several celebrations. Here's the cupcake "cake" I made for her for the family celebration.
I've been married for 20 years to my wonderful husband, Doug. I'm a Catholic SAHM to 5 children. Our 4th child, John Michael, was born in November 2007, and has opened us up to the amazing world of Down syndrome. We are grateful to God for the blessings He's given us and the journey He's put us on. When I'm not spending time with my family, I sing with RSVP, an amazing vocal group, educate on Down syndrome, have my own health and wellness business, and blog about our life.