Wednesday, January 13, 2010

It seems like just yesterday...

It seems like just yesterday...that we were awaiting your arrival and debating what to name you, our sweet baby girl.

At one point we thought you'd be our little Michaela Gabrielle. But we couldn't agree how to spell it...your Daddy wanted Michaela, while I preferred your nickname could easily be Kayla.

But that never truly suited you, as we realized you were always meant to be our sweet Bailey Nicole.

It seems like just yesterday... that you entered the world, with your thick dark brown (complete with the tuft of hair that stuck up in the back...just like your brother's did) and sparkling blue eyes. And you made our family complete.

It seems like just yesterday...that you learned to walk. And talk. And kiss. And snuggle.

It seems like just yesterday...that your bubbling personality flourished (and the 'trying three stage' became but a distant memory)

It seems like just yesterday...that you ventured into school with an enthusiasm to meet new friends and an unrelenting zest for learning.

It seems like just yesterday...that you developed a passion for creating and designing things (at one point even declaring you wanted to be a fashion designer when you grow up).

It seems like just yesterday...that you developed a love for monkeys. A unexplainable passion you still have to this day.

I remembered all these things this past weekend, when you celebrated your 8th birthday.

Photo by my brother-in-law, Rich

I have so many dreams for you, my little girl. I hope that you never loose your positive approach to life. That you never lose the confidence that defines you. That you are able to pursue your passion, without abandon. And that you will find love and friendships that will last forever.

My dear, sweet Bailey, you are fabulously bright, beautiful, creative and so much more than words can describe. Never forget that I adore and love you to pieces.


OHmommy said...

Happy birthday sweet Bailey!

Krystyn said...

Awww...what a sweet post. Happy birthday, Bailey.

Aunt Shari said...

What a sweet post!!! It's so hard to believe how fast life happens, but what a fun journey!! Thanks for sharing your blog postings!

Happy Birthday Bailey!!! Love ya to pieces!

Melissa said...

Great post! I think every baby is wrapped up in that receiving blanket at the hospital. :)

Heather said...

Happy Belated Birthday Bailey. I hope your day was super fantabulous!

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