“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Saturday, March 24, 2018


Yesterday was Helena's 11th birthday!


There was a cake, some unicorns and a baby llama.

We went to Barnes & Noble for a while then we came home, watched Jumanji, & had spaghetti.

I'm very proud of this girl..she's helpful, encouraging and a bit stubborn..
We had a difficult time for a while, for various reasons,
and throughout it all she has been tirelessly bright and positive.

 Happy Birthday Helena!
May this year be absolutely magical for you.
Thank you for never letting me give up.

(2 years old)


  1. Happy birthday Helen!! Have a great life ahead. Lovely post.
    Happy week end.
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  2. Many Happy Returns of the Day, to Helena. Sounds like a fabulous day and celebration. And a giant box of crayons. May the year be filled with bright colors and excitement for you.

  3. Marfi, tell Helena a happy belated Birthday from me!

  4. AW, what a super beautiful post and tribute to her..Happy B-day! She is gorgeous! Magical pictures, so fun and festive...unicorns.. sounds like my kind of party! Yum, that cakes looks sublime!!
    Hugs sweet friend, wishing you a most magical Spring season!

  5. An absolutely perfect way to honor that darling daughter of yours. I can tell how proud you are of her. She is a genuine beauty.

    Happy, happy birthday dear Helena. Sounds like your mother needs you as much as you need her. Bless you, my dear.

  6. She is a miracle to be celebrated, your Helena. I can't look at her face without smiling. The soul sees, even from far away--she is precious.

    May this year and all the ones to come (many, many, many...) be wonderful!

  7. Happy birthday Helena, with so many more to came.I chase those bluebirds a lot, a favorite of mine. They are fast and hard to get close to. Glad you enjoyed it!!Now, another piece of cake please.

  8. That cake! I can almost taste it :) I still have fond memories of getting a crayon box like that. Hours of fun. Happy Birthday to Helena, and may the coming year be all you hope.

  9. Happy Birthday Helena!! Such a beautiful post Marfi! Helena is so beautiful! Inside and out! She sparkles! Big Hugs!

  10. Happy Birthday Helena. I remember her at that age when you would come into Michael. Wow, 11!! Time sure does go by fast.

  11. Aw, how sweet! Happy Birthday, Sweet Helena! This is such a sweet post, Marfi....a very sweet tribute to your daughter that she will always treasure!

  12. Looks like somebody had a great party! What a doll - at two and eleven! Happy Birthday, Helena!

  13. Happy belated Birthday to Helena! A Beautiful girl! Love that quote by Michael Fondet too.(says it all)


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