Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Victoria!


Victoria is twelve today. She asked me last night, "what time was I born at?" I thought it was 11:30 pm, her dad said, no, it was around 8:00 pm. Suffice to say that since Victoria is a stickler for details, she is not considering herself a full twelve years old until this evening. I am making chicken and broccoli alfredo for dinner since that is her all time favorite dish. And a store bought vanilla cake with vanilla ice cream on the side.
Kind of nice to have ONE dinner planned this week! :)
Happy Birthday, Victoria. I don't tell you enough that I love you and am very proud of the beautiful young lady you are growing up to be. Right now you vex me more often than not (no one has ever told me a positive thing about the tween and teen years except that you just weather the storm), but I cherish the times we actually work together, whether it's cooking in the kitchen or putting a 500 piece puzzle together. I look forward to the days ahead watching as you bloom and grow. The transformation from baby to toddler to little girl to young lady has been amazing and frightening to watch and the best is yet to come. You are always a blessing, even when you bring out the worst in me, because it is only then when I realize where I still need to grow.
Happy Birthday Sweetie. Love, Mom

6 comments:

Erica said...

Happy Birthday Victoria!

Margaret said...

Happy Birthday Victoria! sounds like a fab menu lined up, yum! Thank you for your blog comments, I think hanging out with friends to create will probably be a life long wish of mine! still, at least we have Blogland and the wonderful community it provides, will just have to make do (big sigh)

Cindy Ericsson said...

Nathalie, she's lovely! Please tell her happy birthday from me. I have a 12-year old son and we have our tween issues, too. I also teach 5th and 6th grade girls at church, where I get to have a little perspective and enjoy them a great deal (so much easier to extend grace to a child that's not your own sometimes). It's really neat because I taught most of the girls when they were 3 and I get to see how they've grown in faith. Believing was very easy for them then, but now they are doing the hard work of wrestling with their questions and God's answers. They teach me something new every week.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday to Victoria!! Wish I could come for dinner...

Donna said...

Happy Birthday Victoria!!!hughugs

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Happy belated birthday Victoria! What a beauty.
And you are such a good Momma for making her favorite meal.
xoxo Nita