Today our sweet Fiona Catherine turned five years old. It seems unbelievable that five years have elapsed since that day, when I went to bed on my birthday and six hours later, she was in my arms.
Fiona is the quietest, funniest, and most independent of our children. She is incredibly precious to all of us. Lovely Fiona.
She asked for a dolly, an umbrella, and her own Farmer Boy book for her birthday. I was so happy to oblige. Her new baby is named Josephine, Fiona's favorite girl's name ("also a goat's name," she'll be happy to add). She's a button jointed doll with hair made from a pre-made wig and a magnetic pacifier. She has a dress and a pair of pajamas, which were sewn by big sister Elisabeth. Since she stepped in and sewed most of John's Halloween costume (to my utter amazement), I've been allowing her mostly free rein to my supplies and sewing machine. She's gotten to be quite a good seamstress!
Josephine is very different from the dolls that I usually make, and there are some things I probably wouldn't repeat. But she's just perfect for my five-year-old little lady whose collection of dollies and stuffed animals are her most prized things.
A whole hand full of years.
Happy birthday, little lady!