Daddy sure loves his littest girl … though we’ve committed to trying not to spoil her rotten, I think she’s got him tied around her little finger already! I hope both my girls grow up being “daddy’s girls”!
And yes, I’ve enjoyed having a baby in the house again too! She was an answer to many years of prayers. I always wanted a third child. She is such an undeserved blessing and a special gift of grace just for me.
Miriam enjoyed the cake, the fellowship, and the PRESENTS!
She got some baby dolls to love (and give kisses to), a tea set, some blocks, a noisy train, a soft blankie, and a few other fun things.
The “party” was somewhat of an interesting situation – for me anyway:
We asked to use the church gym before our Wednesday evening service because all of Miriam’s friends go to our church anyway … Many were gone for Christmas Break, but I asked the Pastor if we could use it for the remaining folks still here. And of course, I invited him & his wife to stop by for cake. WELL … I guess he thought I meant I wanted to invite EVERYONE who wasn’t gone for Christmas Break, and so he announced it during our afternoon church service!! Once I got to counting who MIGHT come by for cake, I came up with about 70 potential guests! Thankfully I have a really good punch recipe that would accommodate that many!
I baked three 9×13 pans of cake and cut them into little pieces, decorated with “M”s and “1”s and sprinkles.
That’s a wonderful thing about a church family – especially when one lives far away from one’s own family.