Sunday, October 2, 2011


Somehow my baby girl is five years old today. It's like I blinked and that squishy, squirmy, Shirley Temple look-a-like morphed into a lanky, dancing, beauty with freckles sprinkled across her nose.

If someone is in a pickle, leave it to Julia to come up with a solution! If Elsa is crying, it's Julia who you'll hear singing "It's a Wonderful World" to calm her. If there's a job to be done, it's Julia and her work gloves at the ready. If there is candy in her possession, Julia is offering to share it with you. If Daddy is in the house, Julia has convinced him to play 'school' with her. If there is a coloring sheet on the table, Julia has turned it into a masterpiece with a simple box of crayola crayons. If there is baking to be done, her apron is on and she's ready to dump the ingredients for me.  If there are ripe tomatoes in the garden, Julia will be the one to pick them.

If I could have one wish, it would be to bottle her up forever!

Happy Birthday Julia!


  1. Happy Birthday precious one. I am so glad we got to be with you on your birthday. What a way to celebrate--with family and friends on a fall camping trip. May the Good Lord bless you with many, many more birthdays and a life that brings to you the best of everything.
    Love ya, Grandma Rena

  2. Five!!!!! Happy birthday dear Julia. You are such a gifted, kind, beautiful girl.


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