There is a birthday girl in the house today! Adele' is now five years old. Her giggles haven't stopped since she woke up.
I can't look at the top picture without my voice cracking and my eyes welling. It has been ever so long since I felt the warm melting of a newborn on my skin. sigh There is nothing like that. Such a sweet moment that was and it happens to be my most favorite picture of all time.
Five years of sweet curling ups, hugs, kisses, twirling around, skipping and most of all, giggling. I'm so happy she is five. I am so happy she is mine.
So today, when the weatherman says to STAY OFF THE ROADS because of sleet and freezing rain and snow squalls; a day I am prone to worry, fret, and fear over my Mister and his work travels, I have the wonderful distraction of baking and decorating a requested birthday cake (a PEACOCK!) and a preparing a requested birthday feast (SAUSAGE,EGGS, FRENCH TOAST), wrapping the few piddly things I have for my girl and most especially, wrapping this new five year old in the family up in hugs.