Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Amelia!!

I'm a day late with this but we had such a day yesterday, full of kids and cake and family and love.

She was terribly excited. Maybe I'll get time to post some pictures of the madness....

I just wanted to take a moment to celebrate my baby as she moves from toddler-hood to preschooler. She's moving away from baby-hood at break neck speed. It's bittersweet for me. I've never been one to wish my kids were younger than they are or that they'd stay small but at the same time I'm aware of how fast the years are going by. Please, Lord give us the wisdom to raise her to know who she is and how to be that with grace.

Here she is on the day of her birth.

Welcome to the world Amelia Lillian....5 lbs 14 ozs
January 21, 2004


Getting love on her first birthday from her big bro.'s.... (2005)


My big two year old....(2006)


I couldn't find one of her turning 3 so here she is just before her third birthday, decorating cookies for Christmas .... (2007)


And here is our birthday princess and her attendants yesterday....(ignore the background disaster)...


And opening the Polly's at the night time party...(2008)


She asked me this morning if she could take Jazz dance now (like her sister) or be on the soccer team? The problem with being the youngest is you have to wait for things a lot!

We love you our four year old. Enjoy every moment and don't try to get older too fast:)


Amy said...

she is so sweet. happy birthday!

Jess said...

These photos are killing me with the cuteness. Geez.

Kellan said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Amelia! The pictures were just precious - she is a doll. I hope she had a great time! Take care. Kellan

LoriD said...

What a doll! happy birthday, beautiful girl!

And how did YOU look so great in the newborn pic?

Badness Jones said...

4 is a fabulous age. We're enjoying it with the Princess.

Happy Birthday Princess Amelia! I hope that all your royal subjects spoiled you with all the love and riches that are your due!

Chey said...

awww the pictures are sweet, the princess castle cake is awesome....how many cakes did this girl get? LOL.

Looks like you all had a great time!!

InTheFastLane said...

You are both beautiful. Happy Birthday big girl.

Lori said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and saying hello!

What a darling girl you have here! My little Pumpkin is turning 3 next month and I can hardly believe it. I don't want her to grow any faster than she already is!

Oh, and I imagine it won't be long before my daughter is wondering when she gets to do all of the fascinating things her older brothers do!

Family Adventure said...

Oh wow, the cuteness factor is dangerously high right here.

Happy birthday to a beautiful girl with a beautiful name! 4 is going to be awesome!


Becky said...

Oh, she's making me want to have a girl. Wow, she's so cute!

Happy birthday, big girl!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Oh my, A is gonna freak when she sees those princess cake pictures! Great job!
Gosh we miss her! So sweet! Love the newborn shot.

Big Doofus said...

Miss Sniz and I are the same when it comes to our youngest--and she is 9. We just want her to stay the way she is. Yesterday, I was told that little Izzi (sometimes referred to as "Snip" on our blogs was not into playing with her older sister and brother. So, she went up to her room. Sniz found her sitting by herself in her room singing praise songs while knitting a scarf. How cute and awesome is that. If I would have been home, I would have just stared at her for as long as she would let me. Am I rambling? Sorry. It's been a while since I commented on your blog.

Sniz said...

I had several thoughts.

What a wonderful family you have.

How pretty you are.

What a great birthday cake you made.

What a sweet reminder about how precious our kids are.

Hey, there's an award for you over at my place. Hope to see you there!

Mo said...

She is so cute! Your whole family is adorable. I too cannot get the entire family to look at the same time...my 4 year old is the worst about not looking at the camera. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

Tracy said...

Wow, Shay -- I can't believe Amelia is four!!! Considering I met you shortly after Maddy was born... wow!

She's a beautiful little angel -- I hope she had a very happy fourth birthday!

K- said...

She is an adorable princess. I wanted my girls to stay small, too. They ignored me:(

No Cool Story said...

Awww, cute!! I'm late but it looks like she had a great birthday :)