Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Anjela

We can't believe our sweet little Anjela is already turning 2 years old! Wow she is growing up so fast. For those of you who have actually met our little "genius" daughter, we feel like she should be turning 3 or even 4 years old..She's talking and acting much older than her age thats for sure. (Teachers, please help, Is it normal for a 2 year old to know all of her ABC's, recognize them by sight, and know the sounds each letter makes, plus read about 15 sight words, and count to 10 in both English and Swahili? blows my mind!! is this ok?) Anyway, we are so proud of her and love her so much and will be celebrating her precious 2 years of life this Saturday with a big Finding Nemo swimming party. Yes, Finding Nemo is her favorite movie and you can't be around her for 5 minutes without her making sure you know about Nemo, and Dory and Marlin. Today Dennis returned from Busia in the late afternoon and we as a family had a small little birthday celebration with our little Angel girl. Hope you enjoy the few pictures. I will be attempting to make a Nemo birthday cake for her party on Saturday but today I made a batch of chocolate brownies (thanks for sending us the American brownie mix Nesbits), put a little icing and we had a little birthday cake for her. As you can tell from the pictures its beginning to get really hot again in Diani. The moment you take the icing out of the fridge it begins to drip...and forget trying to write with it. Ha! But we certainly tried and Anjela enjoyed it. Then we put some trick candles on top and she had a blast...actually I think Baba had more fun with that than anyone. Then Anjela got to open her gift from Mama and was a Finding Nemo interactive sound book. (thanks Amazon and Linda for bringing it out last week) Now maybe she won't ask for the movie every day! We enjoyed a fun family evening though Baba conked out about 8:30pm. He was so tired from traveling all day. Then Anjela got to stay up extra late to talk to Auntie Jill who called her on Skype to wish her a happy birthday. And tonight big girl Anjela gets another special treat...sleeping with Mama and Baba in the big bed! Wow is she spoiled or what? Nope, not spoiled...just LOVED a WHOLE lot!!

1 1/2 months ago when you were 6 months and brought to our doorstep, little did we know the amazing plans God had for you or for us! And little did we know the JOY you would bring to our lives. We love you and praise God for you baby girl!!
(or as Anjela will tell you "Ma's girl")

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

To see more pictures on Facebook click HERE

And if you want a funny laugh go and watch Anjela read a few sight words HERE...."And Babe, sorry I was so rude in this video. I didn't mean to say 'hold-on' in such a rude way, you didn't know Rachel was filming":(:(

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday to Anjela :)

About recognizing letters and words, etc. - these are all signs of high giftedness.