My sweet Lily Kate officially turned 4 years old this past Sunday. Thank you Lord for these 4 precious years with her, what a blessing she is.
"For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be."
She has grown up so much here lately. She is soaking in everything, learning so much, and asking a bazillion questions. Her little mind never stops, and I love it. She loves to pray, and to go to church and sing, and she loves reading her Bible story every night. She loves to help me cook, and help with Max, and with ~some~ of the household chores. One thing that hasn't changed, she still loves to be silly...
She is ready for this summer, to go swimming, and to the beach, and to spend hours playing outside. I can't wait for the spray parks to open, and to take her to the water park. This little girl loves life, more than anyone else I know. I pray she always has this genuine love of people, and for going places and having fun. But more than anything I pray she comes to know the Lord at a young age.
"The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine
upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance
upon you and give you peace."
And you know I had to take a pic of Lucy Cullen and Max too...
and this is the best I could get of them together...
For I know the plans I have for you,
declares the LORD,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
We had a tiny party at Chuck E. Cheese's. Yes, I was completely crazy when said yes to this. But she had a great time, which made it all worth it...
And here is a recap of birthday pics...
|Newborn Lily Kate|
|Our new family|
|~ 1 ~|
|1st Birthday Party, with baby Lucy Cullen on the way|
|~ 2 ~|
|2nd Birthday Party|
|~ 3 ~|
|3rd Birthday Party, with baby Max on the way|