Monday, December 28, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSEBUD!

(beginning the processional)

It's been a very busy past couple of weeks for one special little girl( and her mommy, too!). First, she had preparations for her featured role as "the donkey" in the St. Andrew's Christmas Pageant. Wayward, wandering, and ever so adorable in her floppy-eared attire; she sashayed down the center aisle, twirling, smiling, waving, and I dare say flirting with anyone holding a camera. It was such fun watching our priest laugh so much, as he often reminds us how similar she is to his own daughter when at the same age...

As she finally reached the manger, she was not content to rest near the hay( as directed by the children's ministry leader), but insisted on fussing with the baby Jesus' swaddling cloths, desperately wanting to pick up the doll( hum..I mean baby:)..and rock it to sleep. Mary,in her wisdom, saw where that was going and wisely whisked up the doll( hum..baby). It is safe to say ,as just yesterday four people commented, that it was the best Christmas pageant ever thanks to the entertaining antics of the blue-eyed donkey we so affectionately call Rosebud.

Yesterday, said little girl woke for church and by mid morning had sniffles and sneezing. Yet, her spirits remained high throughout the afternoon with anticipation, knowing that both sets of Grandparents were well on their way for an early family celebration just for her.

This year, Rosebud requested pizza for her birthday dinner, and cupcakes, not an official birthday cake. We of course obliged and in spite of her cold, she had a wonderful time. As did we all...

Today is Katherine Elizabeth's actual birthday and she will no doubt be delighted to see her beautiful face gracing the pages of her Mommy's blog. Happy 3rd Birthday my beautiful sweet little Rosebud!


(waving and mouthing "Hi! Mommy"..:))

(waiting as she's being serenaded with "Happy Birthday"..note the already partially eaten ice cream and cupcake..I never said patience was her strong point..Doesn't fall far from the tree)



11 comments:

Betsy said...

I would agree that is the cutest donkey EVER! :) Happy birthday...have fun celebrating again today...so sweet!

Blog Princess G said...

Happy Birthday Katherine Elizabeth! Truly... the most adorable donkey!

Bachelor said...

How adorable is this!!! My goodness, she is a cutie! And the blue-eyed donkey wanting to cuddle Baby Jesus.. she stoled the show. :) Thanks for sharing and a Big Happy Birthday Wish to your Katherine Elizabeth! The Bach

...mmm... said...

What a lovely little girl your Katherine is, and how adorable as floppy eared donkey. now, that would have been funny seeing the donkey cradling "Jesus!" LOL. Yes, quite wise of Mary to stp that, there would have been no end to the merriment then. Hee.

What a blessed little girl to have TWO set of grandparents. My kids have only seen my mother twice, last time being when my oldest, my 17 year old was somethind like 11. Too far away I'm afraid.

Well, now it's time to enjoy the Birthday Boxing Day, as I like to call it!:)

LadyCat said...

Awww...your daughter is darling : ) A true actress in the making. May she have a fun & fantastic birthday!
BTW...what is the origin of her nickname?

willow said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Rosebud! (she's looking an awfully lot like her beautiful mommy, btw)

Rebecca said...

Thank you all, dear bloggy friends, for the wonderful Birthday wishes. She is indeed enjoying her special "boxing" day:))...

Lady Cat, she's named after my maternal grandmother, Katherine, and another ancestor named Elizabeth Woodhull.

Ah...Willow, you are so kind to say that...Thank you, sweet friend..

Marlena said...

what a darling! Reminds me of when our kids were sheep and kept twitching their tails, much to everyone's delight.

Rebecca said...

Lady Cat...Sorry, you meant where did Rosebud come from.... My friend, Natalie, christened her that when she was a baby because she said her lips were just like little rosebuds.

Queenmothermamaw said...

She is indeed precious. What fun to watch those children in the Christmas plays. You never know what little miracle will happen. I got some delicious teas for Christmas. Mighty Leaf, Green Tea Tropical and Organic Mint Melange.I love it. Some new books and new tea, can't beat that. Happy New Year to you and yours.
QMM

ChaChaneen said...

Oh my stars, Rebecca! That is the most A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E donkey in the world! Just the most precious memory Ev-Ah too! I can see her darling outfit underneath it too. So sweet, she'll give you a cavity! And I lurve her nickname... so Cha Cha!