Thursday, March 22

a decade of being elle

there is this girl that has a big piece of the pie when it comes to my love, if not the biggest.
her heart is so kind and gentle. see sees the world very much the way i see it
she notices all the little things and makes them special. she is so talented and picks up everything
on the first try. she can work a camera so wonderfully that soon she will be teaching me.
she is kind to all creatures and all creatures adore her. she has a sweet tooth and is not afraid of baking the most complex of recipes. 

I love my nature walks with her, i love hiding with her in the dark behind trees waiting for deer to emerge, or discovering a fisher cat high up in a tree and running back for binoculars, she has incredible patience.  

I love that she in ten today, because ten i remember and it felt special. I will be going to montreal to celebrate her birthday this weekend, we will go boulangerie & patisserie hopping, old montreal for picture taking (she received her very own camera this morning) and china town for dinner.

happy birthday elle, you are the loveliest.

*elle is my niece

13 comments:

Sarah said...

I adore how you talk about her with so much love.....

Sounds like a glorious weekend...enjoy every minute, they go by so fast.

Sarah

kimberly said...

You have a ten year old, I have an 18 year old- both celebrate today!
xx

the wild magnolia said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful girl. Connection with another human can be at any age. Delightful.

corine said...

Happy Birthday Belle! Nathan says happy birthday too :)

Dobbie said...

Happy happy birthday Elle! I am so excited about your new camera!:)

Love the two pictures Nadia.

onesilentwinter said...

yes she got her new camera at six in the morning right when she woke up and a pug camera case( looks like your roxie) her grandma spoiled her!

Lucia said...

She's so cute. Her red coat is as bright as her.

Liane said...

happy 10th birthday elle! i hope you have the sweetest of days.

Sweet Life Farm said...

This is SO special…. How blessed to be loved so completely! No wonder she shines so brightly. Elle’s kindness and beauty (inner and outer) are clearly passed down from generations before. Such a beautiful part of this world she is. Nadia, so grateful you will be with your family to share in the celebration. Ah, the sweetness of ten!

Blessed, joyous birthday Elle!

Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo said...

Happy birthday to her and nice weekend all together!!

Jen said...

Such a lovely and loving post. Elle is beautiful and you are lucky so have each other. Ten is an important birthday--double digits--have fun!

A and B said...

How adorable! A very happy birthday to her and she looks smashing in that red coat!

La Tartine Gourmande said...

She looks gorgeous in her brightly colored red coat!