Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Celebrating Little Miss {Nora's 3rd Birthday}

How can it be that Nora turns three today?  I'm at a loss reflecting on how another year has so quickly passed.  Seems like we were just celebrating her first birthday home ... and, many of the feelings are unchanged. 
Nora has grown so much in the past year, it is such a joy to see her blossom.
We were all anxious to celebrate her this past weekend.
Her party "theme" - "Sunny with a 100% Chance of Sprinkles"
Nora told everyone that she wanted "MM's" for her birthday ... she got a big bag of m&m's, a candy aisle bag of m&m's, a box of m&m's, a tube of m&m's, individual treat size bags of m&m's, and a pouch of birthday m&m's - the girl is set and was equally as excited with each gift of "MM's"!
A labor of love ... a homemade bean bag toss (painted to match the absolutely adorable bean bags) by Nora's talented uncle and aunt ... an amazing gift!

Sneaking frosting before I got a chance to serve the cake!
Many people comment on how "lucky" Nora is to have a family, but we are the blessed ones that get the privilege of loving her as our daughter.  And, still on this day I remember a birth mom on the other side of the ocean that likely has an ache in her heart, and I pray for this woman whom I share much with. 
Nora, you are a blessing to us, we pray for your heart and all of the questions you will one day have about your story and His story and the way He has so graciously woven our hearts together.  Happy 3rd birthday, Little Miss!


Nikki said...

Love the theme, the bean bag toss, the cake, the girls pic---all of it. Most of all, though, I love the God who brought this girl from afar and made her a Lilykid. Our lives are all the richer for having her in them. Happy 3rd Birthday, Miss Norah! xo

Kim said...

I think all your kiddos are lucky to have you as a mama, how 'bout that?;) Your beauty and creative permeate all you do for them and is reflected on their faces!

Happy Birthday, sweet Nora. I wish we could live hear and see you grow, but thankful for the internet and pictures and the chance to see how much has changed since the pictures of your first birthday in the orphanage. Can't help but think of the difference two years makes and wonder what our God has in store for your precious little life!

Dana said...

Love this! Happy birthday Nora!!

Melanie said...

I love this, too! What a sweet day it must have been (pun sort of intended :) Happy birthday, Nora!!
Heather, love your heart for Nora's birth mom. Your tender comments towards always get me thinking...