That’s one of our babies! Up in the tree with one of her own babies!!
Rauchelle is our 2nd born. And she was our baby for 8 1/2 years before she felt she was dethroned by the arrival of Danaka, and the other 6 that followed. She found it a difficult transition…and asked if she could always be our baby. Our answer: You Betcha!!
Today we celebrated another one of her Birthdays…but we weren’t together with her unfortunately, like we were last year. Second best was to celebrate in spite of her absence!
Rauchelle, I want you to know that your little brothers (the ones that are still shorter than you) were thinking of you all week, anticipating Celebrating YOU! Anders walked into the suite with a bag of Queso potato chips the other day and said, “These aren’t for tonight. These are for Rauchelle’s birthday.” I asked where he got them from and discovered that he spent his own pesos to purchase them himself for the family. Sweet Jesse!
Laars came in with initials of family members on a list….the invitation list for your party. I asked what his party ideas were and what he was excited about most was that he had already made popsicles. When I asked him ‘how many have you made?” he replied confidently, “Two!” Wow, don’t think that was going to satisfy our crew so I helped him make some fresh lime/orange juice popsicles, enough so each of the kids could have one each…until I discovered that he ate one for breakfast this morning. So Gaelyn made another orange juice one in hopes it would be frozen enough for Party Time. It was!!