April 11, 2011

Where Has The Time Gone?

 We celebrated Ally's 8th birthday this weekend.  I just can't believe that she is 8!  Where has the time gone??  Enjoy a stroll down my memory lane with me :) 

(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.

Life For A Child Button 2

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.


  1. Oh, sweet Ally!!!!!!!!!

    Happy, Happy Birthday, and what a generous heart you have.

    Thank you, sweet girl...and...you are NOT a pre-teen -- yet!!!!

  2. Happy Birthday Ally!!! I know what you mean about looking back on the younger years...my Charlotte will be 8 in August and I can't believe it!

    So awesome that she's chosen to make her own donation to LFAC!!!

  3. What a beautiful young lady! Happy Birthday, Allie!

  4. Happy Birthday! What a precious young lady in the making...beautiful inside and outside.

  5. Happy Be-lated B-day to Ally! She is beautiful Misty. And. What a wonderful way to "share" some of her B-day money...love this.

    Oh and Bridget insists that she is a "pre-teen" or a "TWEEN" at the age of 9. So, good luck.

  6. She is just beautiful!! I love looking at all the pictures!

    We are on our second set of frogs... Phineas and Ferb passed on and now we have Hannah and Lily!!

    Love, love, love the LFAC stuff!

  7. AAAAAaaaawwwwwwww, Happy Birthday Miss Ally!

    And, what a wonderful way to work in the Life For A Child information. Such a fabulous organization and cause!

  8. WOW! What a beautiful girl and a wonderful post.
    I love the LFAC stuff - I need to get those flowers for my girls!!


  9. Be proud, mama! Not only is she super cute, but more importantly, she has a kind heart! What a sweet girl! Happy, happy birthday, Ally!

  10. So sweet! Time goes entirely too fast Where our kids are concerned.

  11. I loved seeing all the photos of her birthdays past! What a beautiful girl she is! Happy 8th Birthday to her! They grow up way too fast.

  12. She is so adorable! Happy Birthday, sweet Ally, Mary Claire is 8..but almost nine in May. It's such a sweet age-enjoy your precious girl (inside and out)! : )


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