It's my angel's birthday! She is four years old today!
I can't believe she is 4 already. She is still so tiny, but she has spunk! She makes up for her small size with her will to survive, her vivacity, with her spirit and curiosity, with her ability to learn, with her love and acceptance.
Today is so momentous for us and Sofie. It is her first ever birthday surrounded by love and a family. She spent three birthdays in a orphanage where they made a cake she may or may not have gotten to eat, got presents that were never really hers. Last year we had a cake for her and sent our love flying to her across the ocean. It was hard. I ached for her.
This year, I feel fulfilled. My angel is safe in my arms. With the help of friends and family I think we gave Sofie the most perfect first family birthday here in Canada. A HUGE thanks goes out to Sofie's Music Together teacher who made an exception and led a short music class. Music class is Sofie's most favorite thing in the world. It was perfect. Sofie was so excited to have Miss K. in her house! All the kids and their prospective parents seemed to have fun too!
The "Hello" song!
Miss Kendra is very animated... Sofie LOVES it!
Sofie was having so much fun.
Livi and Sofie started with opening the presents!
Then all the other came to help!... and Sofie played with the wrapping paper.
Cake time! My sister made the music cake!