Saturday, May 19, 2012

12 Years Ago Today....

Dear Cupcake #1, 

Has it really been a year since I wrote THIS post for your 11th birthday where I reminisced about your birth story and posted some of my favorite photos of you?

It seems like yesterday that Dad and I were holding you in our arms when you were 3 weeks old.  We were at a family party in the backyard of Nana and Grandpa's "old" house....

It seems like yesterday when you were and will always be Daddy's little girl and Dad will never forget his first Father's Day in 2000 when he held you lovingly in his arms and gave you a sweet kiss in the backyard in our "old, old house"...

It seems like yesterday that I was 17 weeks pregnant with your brother (although we didn't know if you were a big sister to a brother or sister at the time), and I held you on my first Mother's Day 2001  as you modeled your cute outfit with a hat with your adorable smile that lit up a room...

It seems like yesterday, we were celebrating your first Christmas when you were 7 months old.  The outfit you are wearing in the photo below has been worn by all your siblings too to celebrate their first Christmas.  Nowadays you are more into what's wrapped in the wrapping paper vs. just laughing at the funny sounds paper can make, like you did as a baby... :) 

It seems like yesterday when I borrowed a watermelon print dress from a friend just so I could take pictures of you beside a watermelon and eating a watermelon with me while my belly was getting as big as a watermelon carrying your sibling. (that's alot of repetition there!)  I wanted the matching watermelon (there's that word again!) dress too so I could make the adorable page for you in your scrapbook....

It seems like yesterday, but it really has been 12 years that you have blessed our family and bring joy to our lives!  You light up our lives...

It WILL seem like yesterday when you graduate high school/college, but I'm grateful this cap is not yours for now and you borrowed it from your cousin at his UNC-Chapel Hill graduation recently!

Happy Birthday to a beautiful young lady inside and out!  We love you and wish you a blessed 12th birthday!

Mom and Dad

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LeAnn said...

This was a very sweet post for your dear daughters birthday. The pictures and thoughts were priceless. I feel the love you have your family in this one.
Blessings to you!

Thanks LeAnn for your kind words and stopping by this birthday post! It was a joy to write and remember those days long ago that went by way too fast! :)

Patty said...

Beautiful birthday girl and beautiful post, Tracy!

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