This is Soul giving "eyes" which is adorable but sort of fits how the day went.
In the history of all the birthdays of my children this was definitely one of the least fun. It is so unfair how sick we ALL are. Soul was miserable most the day and a lot of whining and crying and fits ensued. By all of us.
The morning began very early and with presents. She picked her outfit which as always was adorable.
This is a cute circular wood puzzle in a puzzle. She quickly tried to break it.
The sun came out a few minutes which was really nice, although the bugs are coming too which she is suddenly terrified of which is so interesting to me. She is so fearless about almost everything. The sudden bug terror surprises me. Bliss wrote this message for his sister. The easel had been his but we had it packed away so it is new for her.
She broke her cool candle I got her and I tried to melt it back together. I always save every years birthday candle but Lu picked up another for her.
So we officially celebrated her being 22.
We have a tradition of letting the birthday child make a mess of the cake if they want. Soul had been screaming and crying for about 30 minutes before this so it was really nice that it seemed to calm her. She rubbed it into her booty, her hair, her ears, her feet. It was sooooooo messy and followed by a bath.
I had given up on the birthday dress picture idea early on. I had two possibilities but truly forgot about it. Then late in the day she got dressed herself in this dress. It is inside out but just perfect on her. And the poses kill me. She is so beautiful.
My precious baby girl how deeply I adore and love you. I wish your day had been easier for you. I love you forever and for always because you are my dear one.
Happy Birthday Soul!