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!

8 comments:

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.