Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Johanna's birthday

Today Johanna Joy turned four years old! She was our first child born in Guatemala, and she has added to the joy in our home ever since. Her Grammy came to stay with us when she was born, and at that time made up a song, "Johanna Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy" to the tune of "I have the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart..."

She is very aptly named, and her cup seems to be perpetually full to the brim. :o)

She's a little princess, and a little mommy. She talks all the time about what she wants to do when she's a mom some day, and she is always by my side in the kitchen when I am cooking.

She is also our resident "critter" expert. Roly-polies and ladybugs rarely escape her notice, and she loves to let them crawl all over her hands. Hence, the ladybug-in-the-grass birthday cake:

Among her presents were a bug catcher/keeper, and this dress that Jessica and I sewed for her:

We're so glad God gave us our sweet Johanna Joy! Happy birthday, Tootie!


Tori said...

Well Happy Happy Happy Birthday Johanna!!
She sure is a cutie!

Nina Andrzejewski said...

Happy Birthday Johanna!

The critter cake is almost as cute as the last cake you made...what was it...a hamburger??

And the dress is adorable.

You are truly blessed!

Dawne Hart said...

Good to see all your family healthy and happy. Tell them all I said Hi.
I am in Portugal and lovin it.

maw maw said...

johanna, i am sorry i missed your birthday. i am sending you a card today. glad you had a lovey day.loved your cake and dress. if you were here you could keep the junebugs out of my room.[ love you maw maw