My baby girl, Meghan, is seven today. She’ll always be my baby girl, even as she grows.Seven came quickly. You think people are just being cliche’ when they say how fast your children’s years will go by, but boy is it true.
At seven, Meghan’s favorite thing to do in the world is dance. She takes ballet and tap and was born to perform. She has a heart for God, loves her family, is smart, friendly, and funny, and I feel so lucky to be her mom. She’s been entranced with illusions for a while now. Her Daddy showed her a few magic tricks and she was hooked. She requested a magic-themed birthday party, which we had this weekend. Here are a few pictures if you’d like to see them:
We had a magician come and do a little show. Charlie Cadabra was a hit! He had the kids cracking up the entire time, and each guest got a chance to participate in the show. It was so much fun. His grande finale trick was making a live rabbit appear.
After the magic show we enjoyed cake and ice cream. Meghan requested a cake “with a picture made of frosting” this year. I was nervous because while I can bake a cake from scratch, I am certainly not a cake artist. I was so happy to learn that Whole Foods makes decorated cakes without artificial dyes. They weren’t able to quite create red and black (which was the color scheme we went with for decorations), but we loved this cake. Meghan was beyond excited about it.
I asked Meghan what she’d like to have for her special birthday dinner tonight, and she requested a grilled cheese sandwich. Well, that should be easy! Her biggest wish for her birthday gift was a jump rope, so she’ll be thrilled to open that up tonight as well. (We got her this rainbow one from Amaz0n–she said she wanted one like the kind she uses at recess at school.)
Meghan, happy birthday! You are so loved.