Today my sweet Saheli turned EIGHT!!! We celebrated her July birthday in June before school ended. It was the smallest birthday party we have ever hosted as we are in a small temporary townhouse but it turned out super cute and fun! It was stress-free and a lot of fun to plan just in 10 days. :) I am taking a break from a normal post today to write my daughter a letter. Since she loves to read, it only seems fitting to write this post directly to her.
My precious daughter,
Eight years ago today, you made your grand entrance into this big world. In some ways, it feels like those eight years have absolutely flown by, but in other ways, it feels like you have always been here and I simply can’t remember what life was like before you were a part of our lives. It’s so cliche but you are growing up right before my eyes… It’s cliche because it’s true.
My sweet girl, I love your kind, generous, compassionate and nurturing spirit. You are loving and caring, and always seem to find creative ways to help others. You are the perfect blend of wonder, warmth, joy and love. You are the best grocery shopper helper I could ask for. You love to play outside and draw and swim and cook and giggle… oh how you love to giggle.
You are this beautiful little soul. From you I have learned patience, I have experienced family, and I have evolved. I am a better person for having you in my life. You are my daughter. My sweet, precious gift. For you everyday, I strive to live up to those words “You are the best Ma ever!” I hope every now and then I hit the mark! I love you to the moon and back!
May you continue to be completely and totally you. May you know how deeply and truly you are loved… by me, by daddy, by your brother, by your family. May you dream big dreams, and have courage to follow them. May you know you will always, always, always have a place to call home.
Happy Birthday, my beautiful baby! I love you forever and always!
Here is where the inspiration for the “Gray Chevron and Peach flower” party came from… My daughter woke up one morning (2 weeks before school ends), pulled out her hair band from her dresser, put it on our throw pillow and said, “Ma, here is an inspiration for my birthday party and I think you’ll do a fabulous job!”
These are few of my first finds…
Getting the Birthday Girl ready…
Here is the most delicious and amazing cake by Karen of Bisousweet Confections
And here are the cutest and delicious cookies by Melissa of TSCookies
Thanks to my helper, my sweet sis-in-law for entertaining the girls all afternoon.