Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it. But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby!

Mina had her 3rd birthday yesterday, but if you ask her she is now 6 years old. I tried to convince her she was only 3 but she is sticking to 6. Now I think it is adorable and we are just going with it. She wanted to make her own birthday cake so of course I obliged. She picked out a bunny shaped pan, and loaded that bunny up with chocolate frosting and tons of sprinkles. It sure wasn't much to look at, but the kids LOVED it.




The process is half the fun
She also wanted dumplings for her birthday dinner, no shock it is her very favorite food. This little peanut can eat her weight in dumplings.

See my ugly, I mean yummy cake! I think we as parents sometimes try way too hard to make our kids have the picture perfect day. I'm really trying to remind myself of this as the holidays are fast approaching. Yesterday was soo low key, It was great to see Mina so happy over the simple things and not having a stressed out Mommy trying to create perfection. Doesn't she look just a little happy. And this was her favorite gift, a baby panda bear that moves and cries. She has not let it out of her little clutches.







9 comments:

monica said...

She is SOO precious. Happy birthday to your 2nd youngest. Blessings, Monica

Hebnix said...

Happy Birthday Mina!
Your eyes seem much wiser than 3... Maybe that was where you get being 6 years old...
Hope that cake was Yummy!
Simple Life = Happy Life!

chksngr said...

Happy Birthdy Mina!! What an amazing smile!! I love the HUGE wide-mouth smile!!!!

Angie said...

Happy "6th" Birthday Mina! you have such a sweet soul and spirit about you!

Michelle said...

Happy birthday Mina!!! Love your little panda...

Adventures of Amelia said...

At the dance recital Mina told me she was going to be 9... so fun!
Happy Birthday Mina, Mina, Mina

Gretchen said...

Awwwwww...Happy Birthday, sweet Mina! I hope she had a great day with her family!

Aimee and Cary said...

Aww.. Amy.. she does look so happy and I know exactly what you mean about expecting too much.. my sweetest moments with Caiya have been when we don't have a plan and things just happen; baking, playing, just "Being There" for her.. she is much more relaxed, at ease, and happier than when we are trying to make the day "special" for her.. I've had to let a lot go, but in return I have a happier, more relaxed little girl!
Blessings!

Kathleen said...

Holy COW, she looks over the top happy!! How cute! Happy birthday, little one!!