(Please excuse the picture quality of some of the photos...I guess I haven't had my digital camera for as long as I thought. I had to take pictures of some of these photos because I couldn't find a digital copy.)
Happy 8th Birthday to Ally!
Ally's 7th Birthday
Ally's 6th Birthday
(Just 2 months after she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.)
Ally at 5 years old
Ally at 4 years old
Ally at 3 years old
Ally's 2nd Birthday
Ally's 1st Birthday
My Sweet Allison
born April 10, 2003
How quickly these years have flown by. And now my little girl is 8!
I am looking forward to watching her grow for many more years to come...
But I will never forget how precious she was during these early years.
By the way, did you notice the blue circle flower that she wore in her hair on her 8th birthday? This is just one of the many items from the Candy Hearts Collection of blue circle merchandise. My friend Wendy at Candy Hearts has partnered with several businesses in this campaign to support Life for a Child. Proceeds from the sale of these items will provide insulin and supplies to children in need around the world.
At her birthday party, Ally received numerous compliments on her blue circle flower. She was happy to tell them about Life for a Child.
I am so proud to tell you that Ally is turning into such a mature, beautiful little girl. (Yes, she's still my little girl. Even though she asked me if turning 8 meant she was a "pre-teen"...NOT!) Ally received some money for her birthday. She has decided that she would like to use some of it for that pair of pet frogs that she has been wanting (oh yay!). AND she would like to donate the rest to Life for a Child.
You too can save a child's life and support Life for a Child by making an investment in the Candy Hearts Collection. There are several vendors participating in Candy Hearts' campaign and you can check them out HERE.
You can also make a direct donation, as Ally will be doing, by clicking on the button below. Donations are accepted on behalf of Life For A Child through HOPE Worldwide. For more information on making a donation, visit Candy Hearts blog.