Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy 9th Birthday Elena!!!

It's hard to believe that only 1 year ago, Elena was getting baptized.

Now, she's turning 9 years old. I don't feel old enough to have a daughter that is 9.

I guess I'm in denial.

For her birthday, Grandma Humphrey gave her an American Girl doll,

which she loves, and her Aunt Susan and Uncle Spencer gave her a

nightgown to match her doll. Thanks by the way, very thoughtful,

she keeps twirling around in it and saying how warm it is. Also,

thanks to the other aunts and uncles who gave her some clothes,

books and other accessories to go with her doll. She loves everything

about it and becomes more excited about her doll, the more she learns about her.

Elena has been such a wonderful daughter. She always loves to help with

the baby and she even loves to help clean. She gets in these cleaning moods,

where you'd better stay away or else!!! I have no idea where she got this from???

J/K!! If you know my mother....she's the same way, but even worse!

There are so many things I love about Elena....I love how sweet she is with

her little brother. She will make such a wonderful mother one day. She is always

planning such fun games and activities for us and somehow she's always got a

surprise up her sleeve, it's wonderful. I love watching her play soccer, she has

progressed so much over the years. I love how confident in herself she is. Just the

other day, she said she was looking at herself in the mirror for "like and hour"

because she is so pretty. I love it. Girls these days are way too hard on themselves,

so I hope she will always believe this because she truly is beautiful inside and out.

Elena has been blessed with such a special heart and has a great desire to always

do good and to please her Heavenly Father. She loves the gospel and reading her

scriptures, and as a parent, I couldn't ask for anything more!

I'm so proud of you Elena!!!


Tiffany said...

Happy 9th Birthday Elena! I remember attending her 1st birhtday party! Can't believe it has been that long. :( I love the picture of Elena and her American doll in matching nightgowns...too cute! I had a matching nightgown to match my cabbage patch once and I loved it! (Does that date me, or what!?) ;)

Regan said...

She looks so grown up. I can't believe that she is 9 years old already. It just doesn't seem that long ago that she was a little baby. She looks so cute in her matching nightgown with her doll.

Areli said...

Hope Elana had a great birthday! One more year till the double digits!

Petersen Party of 6 said...

Amen to the comment on not feeling old enough to have a 9 year old. I remember being 9 and now I have a 9 year old. I thought I'd feel older or something.
American Girl dolls are so fun. Now you can visit the store in LA. American Girl doll heaven!

The Hoyal Family said...

How Sweet! I hope I have a daughter like Elena someday! I am so jealous of her American doll, I always wanted one!