Well good grief, this girl turns ten today.
This crazy passionate, deep thinker is ten today. Ten years of rocking our world for the better every single day. She's a quietly serious introvert with a lot of walls, yet has the sweetest heart and is the truest friend when you are lucky enough to be let in. she's wise beyond her years, and makes the best observations and witty contributions to our conversations.
Per usual, I begged her for a fun day-before-your-birthday photo session. There's something so important to me about capturing that very precipice, the accumulation of a full year, and the wild anticipation of the next. A sort of annual marker.
We celebrated her birthday quietly with family over the weekend, with a fabulously frozen cake on a very frigid day. The birthday girl requested a Strawberry Angel Food Ice Dream Cake.
It's an orange-infused angel food cake, torted into three layers. Strawberry ice cream is slathered in between the rings of cake, and fresh whipped cream frosts the outside. All is frozen, then sliced and served with mint-infused macerated fresh strawberries. Beautiful, like Isabella.
Happy birthday, Isabella! I am proud to be your mama.