Friday, April 17, 2015

Somebody Turned 12!

Our girl is 12 years old! 
She is looking more and more like a young lady.  She is officially taller than I am!

Elizabeth has grown a lot in the last year in so many ways.  She has been eagerly anticipating this day.  She had no wants or desires in the way of asking for any gifts this year.  She said to just surprise her.  She spends a lot of time looking at my fish tank, so Tim and I got her a small fish tank for in her office area. 
She spends a great deal of time in her office and no longer has a therapy dog.  So we thought this would be a good hobby for her and easy to care for.  She was so excited when we brought it home and set it up.  So now she has her parakeet and the little fish tank.  She spent hours researching types of fish on the internet before deciding what to get.  She had some time to decide as we waited for the tank to cycle and be ready for fish.  She got two angle fish, some neon tetras and two cory catfish. 

I also took the girls for a "girls night out."  The girls both saw these tops and begged for them, so they could match.  I haven't dressed them to match in years!  I didn't know they would still think dressing alike was cute!
They do love each other so much.

It amazes me how tall Elizabeth is getting.  She passed Carolyn a long time ago.  Elizabeth sure doesn't look three years younger than Carolyn!

Elizabeth wanted to eat out at a Mexican restaurant for her birthday this year.  So Stephen met us there.
All of the children had such a wonderful time.
Antonio has not felt like eating much lately but sure enjoyed visiting with everyone!

My sister made Elizabeth a ballerina cake of herself!  Elizabeth loved it!  Thank you Aunt "S"!
When we came home from supper everyone had some cake.
 It was such a nice day for her.

We all love you so much young lady!

Zephaniah 3:17  The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

 Love always,

Dad, mom, Stephen, Antonio, William, Carolyn, Zeke, "B", "T" and baby "K"


  1. Aaaw! How beautiful!! My goodness Elizabeth is so tall now! It reminds me of our Mercy's Sotos Syndrome. It's an "over growth" syndrome. She is 7 and she's 4'3" already!
    Happy Birthday beautiful Elizabeth! ((((HUGS))))

    1. I agree! I am amazed at how tall Elizabeth has gotten! Hard to believe she was failure to thrive for so many years. I did not realize Mercy was 4'3" already! She is a tall girl as well. I did read up on Sotos a bit when you got her and had a link. There is a lot to that syndrome. I think she looks like she is doing great! Thanks for all you do and all the encouragement. Blessings!

  2. Happy Birthday Elizabeth! So, you're finally taller than your mom. : ) I think I was 12 when I passed my mom up too. My older girls when they turned 12 or 20, they never passed me up. I love Mexican food too. It is my favorite. I'm glad to see that you had such a good birthday and you have such a wonderful family. Enjoy your last year before you become a teenager. : )