Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Glorious Day, It's Allie's Birthday!

This is gonna be pretty quick because we're off to the beach to celebrate my granddaughter, Allie, who turns 5 today!  It's so hard to try and figure out where all the time has gone.  I look at her now and she's getting ready for kindergarten, Daisy Girl Scouts, a new home, so many changes coming up for her.  Then I sit and remember the first time I laid eyes on her right after she was born.  As I am with all my grandchildren and my girls, I was just taken.  Taken to a place I never thought my heart could go.  I didn't think I had much room left in my heart after I had my children.  It was so full of love for them.  But I think God totally enlarges our hearts and reserves a place that we're not aware of existing because it's held for grandchildren.

Here's a few pictures of her doing some of the things she loves best:

Swimming! I swear she was born a fish!

Playing dress up!  Gosh, she must change clothes 4 times a day!  And she does love her some high heels!

Coloring and painting!  This is her at Easter coloring eggs with my sweetie pie niece, Ella.  Aren't they just too sweet?

And showing off a card she helped me make.  She was so proud of this and let me tell you, she colors so well with my copics that it's a shame not to let her use them!

This child makes me laugh every day and you can't ask anymore of anyone than that.  I love her and know that I'm so blessed to have her in my life.  God is very good to me.

If you've read this far, I really appreciate it and want to post a card that I did for Elphine House Australia's last challenge but was so sick that I didn't get it posted. This is Emma Gifts of Love from Elisabeth Bell for Elphine House Australia and I love her!  

She's colored with copics, has stickles all over her dress and is cut out with Nestabilities.  The papers are from a gorgeous My Mind's Eye paper pack and the flowers are homemade.  The pearls are from Hero Arts and the seam binding is from Stampin Up.

This cutie pie is absolutely gorgeous and you can use her for just about any occasion.

Here's a couple more looks of her.

I hope everyone has a fabulous day and enjoys this cutie pie.  As for me, I'm off to the beach for some fun and sun!


..Karen said...

THat is beautiful Susan! Happy Birthday to the birthday girl!!! : )

Judy Garrelts said...

OMG, she is just toooo cute!!!! I love your coloring!!
Thanks for sharing,

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Such cute photos esp the one of her grinning holding that card!!