Monday, August 25, 2008

Happy Fourth Baby Girl

I'm feeling extremely emotional tonight so this may be short! My baby girl turned 4 today. It seems just like yesterday that we were holding this TINY little being in our arms for the first time. I can't tell you how excited I was to have a GIRL. There are the obvious reasons like painted fingernails and matching hairbows but I was more excited about the relationship we would have. I couldn't imagine life without being able to share the sort of relationship that I had with my mom with my daughter. I think that we are a lot alike which, at times, makes things rather difficult. Her daddy is so incredibly enamored with her that she can do little wrong! She has a strong will but a kind and appreciative spirit. She makes us ALL laugh and tends to be the ring leader in the house.

We had a carnival themed party back in Indiana about a month ago. She wanted to make sure that ALL of her friends would be able to help her celebrate.
Her morning started with a gift. A Grandma Carla gift that has been sitting prettily wrapped for over a week now. She has been eyeing it and begging but, being the mean mom that I am, I made her wait until today! She scored a new diaper bag for Bitty Baby, aka Gracie, and the little mommy couldn't be happier.
We took a friend of hers for the day and headed out to Jumpin Jellybeans. I didn't get great shots but figured that I'd share them anyhoo. They had a GREAT time and were SO tired by the end! We feel so blessed to have met such a good little friend for Livi so fast.

Tonight we had cake, played outside for a bit and opened her last presents. I'm embarrased to say that the gifts that I had ordered for her didn't arrive until she was actually IN BED. Thank you UPS for making us wait ALL DAY! I didn't have a chance to grab my camera for that set but I'll try to shoot some in the morn with all of her loot.
Happy Birthday darlin baby!


Anna said...

Adorable, adorable, adorable! She has your eyes :-)

Anna said...

Does it get better than 4? I think not!

Becky & Joseph said...

Lacey, she's beautiful! Hope she had a wonderful day! I totally agree about the relationship with a daughter that's so important. While you'll hopefully always be close to all your kids a whole life long, you know what they say: When you have a daughter, you have a friend for life. It's so true and I'm so glad I've got some girls to share that with, too!

GrammaMary said...

What a cutiepie! I love four year olds!

Jeanne Damoff said...

Happy Birthday, Livi! What a doll. In every photograph I've ever seen of her, she sparkles with life, humor, and fun.

Like you, I have one daughter between two sons--all grown up now. I adore them all, but there is definitely (and always has been) a wonderfully unique bond with Grace. Such a delight on so many levels. We laugh harder with each other than with anyone else. (And we both love to laugh, so that's saying a lot.)

I wish you and your "baby girl" many happy milestones to come.

Christy said...

The first one is just adorable -- I love the composition! They're really all wonderful, though! Happy 4th Birthday to a beautiful little girl!

Robert said...

I was revisiting this post tonight and realize I never commented on it. And it's like the third time I'm here. So sorry. Anyhow, these shots are precious. And I loved reading all that accompanied the images.

Host: Jason Sievers said...

She is so beautiful and looks just like you. The other day I was playing with Lily and her giggle reminded me of you when you were little.