E's BDAY last week, we had a simple and sweet birthday fête to celebrate the anniversary of miss elinor's birth.  nothing fussy.  just a lot of laughter and frosting and gifts for the birthday girl.  as it should be.  we watched elinor {mama} open gifts and make the silliest expressions.  and then, we enjoyed elinor's dainty smashing of the birthday cake.  she didn't exactly tear into it and make a mess...but she seemed to enjoy it.  i think she understood that it was a treat.  something special, just for her to enjoy.  she took her time and savored each morsel.  someone takes after her papa...

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our sincerest and heartfullest gratitude to each of you who pray for and care for and hug and love and pour into elinor on a daily basis.  we are so blessed to have such a marvelous community for her.  she has such a loving family and so many kind friends.  thank you for your generosity and sharing in the joy of the day...and in the joy of her life.  we look forward to so many more years and birthday celebrations together.