Sunday, April 5, 2009

Happy Birthday!

We celebrated Duchess' 7th birthday today. 
The only items on her birthday list were Tootsie Rolls and an American Girl Doll.
She really wanted Sonali, "Because she is Indian just like me."

She was very surprised to see that she actually got what she wanted.
She 'just knew' we couldn't afford Sonali.

Tonight she said to me, "Am I in a dream?  I can't believe I got Sonali for my birthday.  I must be in a dream."

I feel the same way about you, my dear.  I can't believe you are part of our family.  Am I in a dream?

Happy Birthday Duchess.  We love you!


  1. Happy Birthday Duchess, I am so glad you dream came true! :)

  2. How sweet!

    I was very into American Girl dolls, too...I had Samantha, the Victorian-era orphan. Didn't know that they added more dolls! Happy to know the company is doing well; some of my fondest memories are tea parties with a dozen friends & dolls.


  3. What a sweetie! I loved visiting with her at the funeral. Tell her "aunt" Chris says Happy Birthday!

  4. Oh, how beautiful...The daughter AND the memories she'll have about that doll!

  5. Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl. I know the dream feeling for my Jane too! Aren't we blessed to be given these children?!


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