Saturday, July 22, 2006

Happy Birthday Willow!

How did my little baby girl go from this:



to this:



in four short years? Unbelievable. This kid is already 2/3 my height (okay, since I am five feet tall on a good day with thick socks that isn't so hard... but still!). At birth she was was (very jaundiced, as you can see above) 7lbs 13oz and 19.5" long. At four years she is 31lbs and 41" tall - and all legs at that. When she was born we thought she looked more like me, but the older she gets, the more and more we think she looks like Andrew. The dark hair she was born with fell out when she was about 6 months old and grew in curly and blonde. She never ceases to amaze me - the things she remembers (the exact exit off the highway to her uncle's school), the things she wants to do (be a firefighter like her Papa Guy), the things she believes (the organist at church is God), the things she loves (alt-rock and cooking shows), and the very fact that she smiles in her sleep when I come into her room at night to tell her that I love her before I go to bed.

Happy Birthday, Willow!

And now onto a Blogstalking photo... the contents of my freezer:



It's small and really has nothing spectacular: a Kids Cuisine frozen meal (for when we have something spicy like chili that Willow won't eat), frozen fish sticks, frozen vegetables (peas, green beans, corn, broccoli, onions), frozen cherries (for smoothies), hot dog buns, coffee, leftover pot roast, and a loaf of french bread that could probably be thrown out. There is usually a bottle of citron vodka in there... but I seem to be out at the moment...

17 comments:

Tiffany said...

Happy birthday, Willow! =)

Wendy Dorrel said...

She's beautiful!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLOW!!!!

turtlegirl76 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WILLOW!

And stop growing, you're not allowed to be taller than your mommy until you go to college. =P

Bezzie said...

Aw she's a sweetie! My 4 y.o. son is also into cooking shows--hmm, maybe it's an age thing???

Nice freezer. :-)

mf said...

Happy Birthday, Willow!! They grow so fast. hmm vodka all out!! Go shopping! ;o))

PURLPOWER said...

Happy Birthday Willow!

tara said...

Before you know it she will be driving, dating, getting married. Dont blink. Happy Birthday!!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday Willow! :)

Audrey from Knitty said...

Mine just turned 11, I know the feeling; her friends are already nearly my height. I'm not feeding and watering any of them if they keep growing like this!

Willow, my daughter Rebecca also likes alt rock and cooking shows, but only vegetarian ones. Enjoy your birthday dinner!

sue said...

Arent little girls the best creations that we make. Happy Birthday Willow, and hope that you have a wonderful day.

Jae said...

Happy Birthday, Willow!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday, Willow!!! They do grow up fast, so enjoy every minute you have with her. She's a cutie!!!!!!

Megan said...

She's so cute! Happy birthday, Willow!

aija said...

Happy birthday Willow!!

Jaimes said...

Happy Birthday Willow!!!! Love Auntie Jaime and Auntie Teri We love you kisses and hugs

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Willow!

cpurl17 said...

Happy Birthday Willow!!!

She's soooooooo cute!!!!!