Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Our Texas Twister 7 years old today!

Happy Birthday to our little Miss Mabel!

Many-a-nicknames have been affectionately bestowed upon Mabel through the years.

Entering the world at a hefty 9 lbs 3 oz with a head full of black hair...she soon became known as our little Chunky Monkey.

(Poppy called her Mabel).

After spending 9 months faithfully going to adoration, our prayers were answered. She was my healthiest pregnancy. Praise God!

And because I love her pigtails, this has always been my favorite shot.

Around this age, her  very strong  personality was shining through. She soon became known as Sweet & Sour and Scream Puff.

We moved to Texas shortly after Mabel turned four.

At five, she started playing soccer for the Hot Tomales. (Totally appropriate name for her!) She was also making it clear that she wasn't going to be bossed around by any big sister...I think they were afraid of her at that point!

Turning six, she started to lose that baby fat as well as an interest in wearing hair bows....I miss the hair bow stage!

She definitely earned the top ranking for the spark and spunk in the household, and her Aunt Jane called her our Ankle Biter. Perfect!

Her newest title is that of our Texas Twister.

As Melissa Gilbert on Little House On the Prairie  put it...

"Look. If you want fight, here's my fist. If you want play, let's play. So, what's it going to be?"

On the serious side though...

She absolutely loves to tend to little children....babies, toddlers....a natural mother, she is.

She is fiercely loyal to her friends and is always concerned for anyone that falls and receives a boo-boo.

Mabel insists on doing 'big girl' chores around the house and takes pride in her work. She still fancies wearing dresses and pretty socks, much to her mama's delight.

She just cannot comprehend how Eve could have been tricked by that no-good devil! (You should hear our conversations on faith!)

And this morning.......

...we even heard the hot air balloon flying over. That is always a special delight.

We thank God for her and the beauty she has brought to our lives. we go. She has some birthday money to spend at American Girl store!


  1. She was a chunk when she was born, wasn't she? (I had a couple of those myself!) :D And look what a beautiful girl she is now.
    Happy birthday to Miss Mabel!

  2. Looks like a wonderful day! My favorite part of both your posts today is that your "older" girls still love to play with dolls. My 10 and 8 year olds love their dolls and play with them all the time, but the neighborhood girls say that is "for babies". So refreshing to see that there are other children enjoying being children and not rushing to grow up.
    God Bless!
    Heather :-)

  3. Happy Birthday Mabel! She was and is so adorable. Love the shot with her hands on her hips - so sassy :)


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