|I bought basic inexpensive wood letters from Michaels and painted them, then hung them in her room. :)|
My beloved Mayowa, that's her family name short for Gabriella Olumayowa which is her first and middle name. She is amazing and beautiful and more than I could've ever imagined in one little container of joy.
|Apple Orchard Fall 2011|
Her second name, Olumayowa (oh-loo-mah-yo-wah), is Yoruba for God has given/brought us joy. I liked the ring to it when she was first born, and my husband is Yoruba. She is a gift, given to us on Nov 3, 2008... I didn't know what she was going to be like, obviously.. but let me tell you, if you have been around her or most times even see her, she brings a smile to your face and literally 'joy' to your heart!!
|about 2 months old|
From 2-3 she transformed SO MUCH!! :)
Age 2, literally the day after her bday, with her favorite... ELMO! :)
|Winter 2010; she loves painting|
|Easter 2011; my office pic of her|
|Spring 2011; on the way to daycare|
This was her 3rd birthday party :)
and her thank you card below...
LOVE THIS GIRL! :)