Happy 7th Birthday, Lydia Grace!

Jules —  April 13, 2005


Lydia~ 8 months Julie~ 25 years.

Our home would be boring without Lydia!! Not a day goes by that she doesn’t create something! Yesterday she decided she wanted trees in her room, so she found sticks, taped green vegetation to the top and stuck them all over the walls of her room! She loves to draw, especially cats. They are the love of her life. She wants to be an illustrator when she grows up.

Lydia’s always been very good at finding a way around things. I began to notice this when she was two. She loved filling her plastic tea party dishes with water. Well, I got tired of having wet socks all the time, so I told her no more water. She asked for juice in a sippy cup, so I obliged. Next thing I knew, I caught her spitting juice into her tea cups!!! She is full of ingenuity.

Lydia was born with amazing self-esteem and stubborn independence!! Her sisters complain all the time about her bossing them around and enforcing her rules on them. She is always in charge and if you take away her power she gets upset! She’s much more of a leader than a follower.

Besides her cat infatuation and creative projects, listening to music and singing and dancing are her favorite things. As soon as she gets home from school she turns on music and cranks it up! I must have every word to every Lazy Town song memorized by now. She loves worship music, too, and even took the song “Here I am to Worship” a couple of weeks ago to show and tell and played it! It may have been the first time some of the kids in her class had ever heard a song about God.

I think she will be a great witness for God as she grows up. She loves being in Uncle Craig’s Super Church and always talks about the worship. She also loves being a Daisy in the Missionette program at church. I think she likes doing the craft projects the most.

Lydia is a super sweet, loving kid. I thank God for placing her in our famiy. I can’t imagine life without her. It would be a grey, dull place.

Our daughter, Lydia, will be like a pillar carved to adorn a palace. ~Psalm 144:12b

Jules

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12 responses to Happy 7th Birthday, Lydia Grace!

  1. Happy blessed birthday to Lydia Grace!

  2. Happy Birthday Lydia-Loo! I remember when I first met Lydia and she would cry hysterically everytime I came to pick Tori up after work. Which of course made me want to torture her all the more by trying to hold her and talk to her. She was one funny little baby!

    And she’s still a funny little kid…lest you forget her recent comment to me at the movies about my big belly as she was trying to get comfortable sitting on my lap! :)

    I love you very much Lydia and am so glad that I get to see you every week!

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR LYDIA,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.

  4. Hope your day is WONDERFUL!! Happy Birthday! The D household would NOT be the same without a little Lydia.

    We love you!

  5. She’ll be a teenager before you know it! :)

  6. Happy 7th Birthday Lydia, lord it seems like only yesterday, etc. etc.
    You go girl!!!!
    Aunt Tootsie

  7. By the way, it looks like you have an ARTIST in your house. Very good.

  8. That’s what Mom D says all the time, Carl.

    It’s a sobering thought.

    She asks me all the time when she can start her blog! I told her she has to wait a little longer for her spelling and reading and writing to improve.

  9. Yes, Aunt Marlis, maybe somehow your creative genes were passed on to Lydia!!!

  10. Happy B-day Lydia!! My most favorite thing about you is your laugh. You are such a blessing and I hope your birthday is filled with much joy!

  11. I saved Lydia’s story/card to Razz for his birthday. Its wonderful and something I’m sure she’ll treasure when she is older.

  12. Happy Birthday, Lydia! You are such a great kiddo! I love to listen to your stories, look at your art work, see you perform in the yard, and receive big hugs from you.