Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday L*a*u*r*e*n!!!!

WOW...I just peeked in on my sleeping "baby"...and then it hit me.......she will wake up a 4 year old!! Where has the time gone? I swear Mich*ael and I just got married......then had our years of heartache trying so hard to have a baby........then 4 years ago, our world changed!!...and these 4 years have been the best 4 years of my life! I know everyone always says that, and it sounds so cliche....but truly, I have loved being able to stay at home to raise my sweet girl!! ..sure, we've had our days.......but when I look back over the past 4 years...I only think of all of the fun we've had...and have yet to have! So, before anymore time slips away.....

Dear La*ure*n,
Daddy and I always knew we wanted to have a baby..and would love our baby more than anything. People would always tell us that we wouldn't know how much we would love you until you were here, but we knew that we already did.....boy, were they right...we just thought we loved you........but our lives changed for the better the moment you were born!! We went through a lot to have you, and I wouldn't trade any of the shots, (well, maybe), drs. appts., surgeries, etc...You were worth every penny and tear we shed through the years! And I realized when I had you, and held you..that's what everyone was talking about!!!
You were born at 6:11 a.m....and weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces......I didn't get to hold you until around 5:00 p.m. that evening...and I was determined, wheelchair, epidural, catheter and all ...to see my baby! The first time I held you, I knew, I would do anything to protect you and make you happy..and that is what I have tried my best to do these past 4 years..Daddy has too!.:) We love you so much Booka-Boo! Here are some things I never want to forget about this past year:

1. You showed us that "3 was the new 2"
2. You love to have "family day"..when Daddy is off on the weekends
3. You know your address, phone number, and can spell and write your first and last name
4. You can write all of your letters
5. You can count to 100
6. You love going to "school"
7. You have 10 grand daughters
8. You blame everything that goes wrong on "SuSu"
9. You have 3 "friends" that you talk to...SuSu,TuTu, and Camrafee
10. You are so cute how you say "Doc-ster Pepper"
11. You are funny
12. You say "sirsty" for thirsty...which reminds me you are still little
13. You love your swankies..and sleep with them every night
14. You love to watch tv..sometimes it's a battle when we turn the tv off
15. You love doing crafts
16. You love to shop...especially at Target and the mall
17. You love your ballet and tap class...and are a really good little dancer
18. You melt my heart when you say, "I love you, Mommy"..just out of the blue...several times a day!
19. You are very sensitive and tenderhearted
20. You and Daddy like to sing and dance to "Men in Tights"
21. You eat so many Ramen noodles..that we tell you that you are going to turn into a noodle!
22. You like to talk on the phone...hhmm..genetic?
23. You ARE Spidergirl!
24. You complete us!

*This list could go on and on......but I'll stop here! A dear sweet friend shared this quote with me a few days ago...and I love it....and it is so true..

Before you were conceived,
I wanted you.
Before you were born,
I loved you.
Before you were here and hour,
I would die for you.
This is the miracle of love.
Happy Birthday 4th L*au*ren!
I love you, Mommy
(oh, and I used all of the * in our names...just in case someone "googled" our names)


Cullum Family said...

that is so sweet...tell L that we said Happy Birthday! i hope that 4 is not the new 3! ;)love ya!

Anonymous said...

you made me cry.