Sunday, July 13, 2008

Faith's Birthday

On Saturday, my beautiful girl turned fifteen years old. I can't believe how the years have flown! It was a whirlwind of activity getting ready on Saturday. I wanted it to be a special day for her, but had been so busy during the week, with a class I attended, and starting Rainer's new phase of chemo, that I hadn't gotten much done ahead of time.
I spent all day rushing around, going to the store, buying presents, cooking her meal (same meal as last year), baking her cake, and making the crafts I wanted to have for her. Thank goodness I have such a supportive husband who took the boys almost all day so I could get ready. Here is her birthday ring--it's just a decoration for the birthday girl, with the ribbons she chose herself. I first saw one on Uncommon Grace, and later found that the craft comes from the Birthday Book. It's a simple decoration, but pretty, I think. She liked it.
Faith and I had talked well ahead of time about her having a crown (after the success of Dieter's). It's my one chance to make a girl crown. She chose the ribbons and the color scheme. The rest was a surprise. I love how this turned out and was also inspired to make the little cake-topper girl to go with it. I didn't even know I was going to make her until the night before, but I couldn't get this out of my head, so I went for it. So glad I did--she loved it.
The cake was also a big success--which is so satisfying since she's a picky eater. I made a vanilla cake from mix, added this frosting and used raspberry jam as a filling between the layers. It was girly and pretty and everyone ate it up.
Jacob and Faith.
Faith with her cousins, Katherine and Kelsey.
I'm so fortunate to have a fun loving, down to earth girl. She was so pleased with all of it and that made all my work totally worthwhile. Happy birthday Faith!

13 comments:

driftwood said...

happy birthday Faith!

tjoyy said...

oh cake in the dark
what a special day!
My son turned 5 this week - every moment just so precious

periwinkle said...

happy belated birthday Faith, Both my boys had birthdays last week so I know how hectic it can be. I wish I'd seen the birthday crown beforehand - maybe for next year
lisa x

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Faith! And Happy Walking Rainer!

kirsten said...

happy birthday, faith! i'm happy to hear that planning a teenager's birthday can be this fun!

Laura said...

What a lovely birthday celebration! I have never seen the birthday ring idea. I like it :)
The little doll cake topper is adorable!

Happy Birthday to Faith!

Emilie said...

Happy birthday to your girl! Fifteen was a good year for me...I hope so for her too!

Sarah said...

Happy birthday to Faith! She looks so much like you in these pictures.

MamaBlogger said...

everything looks lovely, especially the birthday girl in her crown! happy birthday!

AnnieB said...

Happy Birthday Faith...you sound (& look) lovely

jessi said...

and I'm sure that sweet down to earth girl learned a lot of that from her mama! Happy Birthday Faith!

amanda said...

This is all so sweet. She looks really happy :)

amandajean said...

happy belated birthday to your beautiful daughter, Faith!