Monday, January 05, 2009

Alyzabeth with New Doll House

Thank you to the Martinko's!




Friends at our church gave us their daughter's Fisher-Price doll house. It is amazing; how large it is, all the accessories, it plays music and the dolls talk when in different rooms.
AA loves it and rearranges the rooms all the time, including adding her doll house items to our decor.

In Memory:
A candle will be lit today. Today is my Dad's birthday; he would have been 78 years young. He never met Alyzabeth, she was his 6th grandchild.
He survived colon cancer, then could not fight back from the kidney cancer that came 9 years later. Thinking of my Mom who is amazingly strong and my Dad today.

21 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

I love your candle idea. I'm going to pass this idea along to the husband and also Ring. Sorry for your loss - I know how difficult it is to know that he never got to meet his grandchild. That was one of the things that made this long wait and my FIL's passing so difficult for the husband.

Heather J. said...

first - aren't hand-me-down toys great?! I can see that AA thinks so. :)

second - I'm so sorry for your sadness today. I'll be thinking of you all day.

Diana said...

I lost my mom a year ago in Sept and my dad this July. My thoughts and prayers are with you today as it hard. I miss them both so much but I miss them for my kids the most!!!
I love the candle idea and will be doing that.
HUGS

Daniella said...

I love the candle idea also. My dad died 8 years ago and the day is still so sad for me. Been visiting but not able to comment on many blogs because I've been on my mobile - wanted to wish you a belated Merry Christmas and all the best for 09'
AA looks awesome - what a beautiful girl.

Catherine said...

What a great dollhouse and AA is having such fun. Check out that smile!

Praying for you today and your mom too as you remember your dad.

Kristin said...

Alyzabeth is so darling... what a sweetie!

kailani said...

I know your dad is there watching over his precious granddaughter.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Love the dollhouse..
Looks like AA is loving it..
Love the candle idea..
Hugs..

PIPO said...

How beautiful to light that candle in memory of your father.

It is wonderful to see AA playing with that dollhouse because I have the very one awaiting my girl. My parents bought it for her for Christmas 2007!

Kristy said...

I am thinking of you and your mom today. Happy Birthday Dad!!! If he were still here and I had the privilege of speaking to him, I would tell him how wonderful you both are and how much I have grown to love you by just knowing you online. That says mountains for the type of man he was and how he raised his children.

Love and blessings, Kristy

Meredith Teagarden said...

I am so sorry to hear of your dad's cancers and his missing your girl!!

Every little girl should have a grandpa. And every parent the chance to meet their grandchildren in a perfect world...

beautiful doll house!

Michelle said...

What a great gift for AA. She looks like she is really enjoying her new doll house.

I'm so sorry to hear about your father. I lost mine a year ago and know how hard it is to lose your dad. Birthdays and holidays are very difficult. My thoughts are with you.

Ruth and Brian said...

What a fun doll house! My dad actually made me a huge doll house when I was little (he was a carpenter) and I remember loving it tremendously. Have fun Alyzabeth!

Inga said...

AA is a beautiful little girl and she is growing so much, amazing what family can do.

I am sorry about the loss of your dad. I lost mine 8 years ago and my mom 3 years ago this month. Not a day goes by that I dont think of them. Your candle idea is great, I've never done anything like that. I have been taught many lessons sense I lost both of them. Anyway, my thoughts are w/ your family today.
Inga

Sophia's Mama and Baba said...

What joy on AA's face it is so great to see. The doll house looks like hours of fun..

I lost my father on September 11th 2005 to cancer and every year I do the same thing. I light a candle and have a moment during the day of remembrance of him and how much I miss him...

Hugs
Susan

sarah said...

Coolest doll house!

What a special way to remember your dad.

OziMum said...

Looks like so much fun! Look at the pure joy on AA's face!!!

Vivian M said...

What a great doll house!

I love the candle for your Dad. We lit one in remembrance of my maternal grandparents today.

Barb said...

I haven't checked your blog in so long... I've been busy and waaaay under blogging. I am soooo pleased to see your beautiful girl home with you! She is just gorgeous, and I'm very happy to see your happy ending.

Many best wishes.

3 Peanuts said...

This dollhouse looks like so much fun! Alyzabeth certainly seems to be enjoying it:)

Kim

3 Peanuts said...

P.S. Sorry for your loss of your Dad. I know how hard that is.

Kim