our oldest little girl who is anything but little; Miss Annikah.  She clearly made her desires known for breakfast in bed and us “singing while I am still in my bed.”  She knows what she wants this one.  The occasion called for some birthday cake pancakes (a new recipe I found on pinterest). Per her wishes….
Well, she thought it was pretty awesome.
After some errands we made it up to Lake Geneva and enjoyed a mermaid rainbow themed cake that actually turned out much better than my previous cake attempts (only took me 6 years to make a cake that does not fall over or melt).  The best part was that Anni got to be with family on her birthday this year.
To my dear first-born Anni Joy, Happy Birthday sweet six year old girl.  We love you.  You are full of life and a kind and compassionate girl.  You are silly and amazingly creative.  You love to draw, dance, write stories, and do cartwheels.  You dream big and always have time to pick flowers and make new friends.  You are also stubborn and emotional and too much like me some days.  Good thing God is not finished working on either of us.  Your faith inspires me and your sillyness reminds me not to take things so seriously.  Forgive me for the many times I fail to love you like Jesus but please know that your presence in my life helps me understand more of God’s goodness, His Grace, and His perfect love. I am so thankful God chose of all the mamas in the wide world for me to be yours.  May God continue to protect and keep you and grow you into the girl you are becoming. Happy 6 years and counting Miss Anni.
Love, Mama
P.S. Could you stop growing up please!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great job on the pancake! That's talent :)Reading your letter to her made me tear up – so sweet!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ditto from Bibi! So happy to be here this year. An the apple orchard today was great fun too. Love to mama and birthday girl!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wish we could have been there. The last one was so much fun . . .