Thursday, September 17, 2009

One year older

Can it really be that 10 years ago on this day that I greeted my first child after she entered this world. That I stepped into my first day of parenthood. Trying to accept all the joy and worries that come with it. I look at her now and I can see a teenager hiding there. Everyonce in a while I get a glimpse of a more mature face. But it is only there for a moment before I see the young child again. It is kinda strange and it makes me sad, but proud (if that makes sense). I know that all too soon she will be grown. I think she is getting tired of me asking her to stop growing and getting older. But, hey, what can I times I want that little baby back in my arms with her bright blue eyes stairing back at me.


Anyway...I should have posted a picture of her for this post since I am jabbering on about her. Well, tomorrow is the big day for her party. She wanted a circus party and, for the life of me, I couldn't find any circus party ideas....they all turned out to be more of a carnival. So we switched it to a carnival theme. So we had to get everything ready...including the cake she wanted. A clown cake. (I am not a big fan of clowns so I really wasn't looking forward to doing one). In fact she drew a picture of it for me and said I want it to look like this. I want the cake to be in the shape of a clowns body. I thought 'oh dear...what have I gotten myself into.' So it is going to be one of those pull-apart cupcake cakes. And as I am frosting it, it starts to look like it is a clown wearing a turbin.......oh dear it is going to end up on cake wreakers if I don't fix it! I did get a good laugh out of it! Maybe that is just because it was late when I was making it and I was getting worn out with all the preparations for the party.


I am so very thankful that Ashlyn is part of my family.


Afreaka said...

What great journaling! And your cake looks like it is going to be awesome.

Colorado Kid said...

Awww...I meant to call on her birthday but I slept through it. :(

That cake would be a hit in Dubai!'re so creative! And a wonderful mom!

Wade said...

I read a quote recently that is appropriate, "For a moment she was closer to the woman she would become than to the child she is.

Clammy said...

That IS the perfect quote, Wade! Thanks for sharing it!