Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy Birthday Ande!

Today we celebrate the 8th birthday of our 
oldest daughter, Ande!
It is so hard to believe that our baby girl 
is already 8 years old!
Why, it just seems like yesterday that 
we were holding her for the
very first time!

Ande's first birthday with us (2 years old)

There is so much I can say about our Skeeter Bug.
Ande has such a huge heart.
She is like me....she cries easily.
She is very tenderhearted.
She usually starts to cry before
we even begin to discipline her when
she has done something wrong
(which actually is not very often)

She is a quick learner!
Even as a baby, we usually only
had to tell her no once.
She is very sensitive to others' feelings.
Ever since she was a toddler, she 
would run to comfort another child
who was crying or hurt.


She often comes to me with a hug
and thanks me for something I did for her
or just to say she loves me.


She is a wonderful student.
Every teacher she has had tells
us how wonderful it is to have
her in their class!
We've had 3 phone calls just so 
far this school year from the 
vice principal at her school complimenting
Ande on her behavior.


Ande is a wonferful big sister.
She sets good examples for her
little sisters and is a huge help
with her baby sister.  So much so
that Darci sometimes cries for
Ande when she is upset.


Ande loves to help cook.
She is constantly asking to 
help in the kitchen.
For Christmas she received her
very own Easy Bake Oven.
We can't wait to see
what concoctions she whips
up for us!


Ande is our little fashion diva.
Even as a toddler Ande always 
insisted in picking out her own 
clothes.  She would hold the pants
and shirt up next to each other and
say...."match".

Ande's 7th birthday last year

We are so very blessed to call this
beautiful little girl our daughter.
She is truly beautiful inside and out!

She was playing around with make-up this day.
She actually did a very good job with it!

Skeeter bug....we love you to the moon
and back!

Love you more than all the leaves
on all the trees.

Forever, for always and no matter what!

Happy Birthday our sweet girl!


2 comments:

Tracy Winstead said...

She is indeed, a BEAUTIFUL girl! God's plan is just marvelous and seeing the MASTER create such a beautiful family has been a blessing to my heart. Happy Birthday Ande. WOW, 8 years old. More than half way to being a teenager. :) You are a beautiful blessing, young lady. <3

Tracy Winstead said...

She is indeed, a BEAUTIFUL girl! God's plan is just marvelous and seeing the MASTER create such a beautiful family has been a blessing to my heart. Happy Birthday Ande. WOW, 8 years old. More than half way to being a teenager. :) You are a beautiful blessing, young lady. <3