Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Happy 7th Birthday, Lauren

Happy Birthday to our sweet girl, Lauren! You have brought so much laughter and sunshine to our lives! You are a great big sister to your two brothers! We love you very much!
Love, Mommy and Daddy

18 mo. old



with Daddy about 6 weeks old







just a few hours old



5 mo. picture...my favorite



7 mo. old




8 mo. old




2 years old



4 years old



5 years old


Where has the time gone??? I find birthdays so bittersweet. Time is flying by so quickly and the children are growing so fast. Lauren has been such a joy to raise. I can hardly remember her when she couldn't talk...of course I don't know where she gets that! lol. She could say at least 50 words plainly when she turned one and was talking in complete sentences by 18 mo...all very easy to understand. She hasn't ever stopped talking!!! On a typical day, she rattles on so fast and long about the American Girl books she reads, Michael and I wish she would just give talking a rest! really, it's not that bad all the time. Her loves right now are American Girls....all books and DVDs....and anything to do with history. She's been a joy to teach because she learns so quickly. She loves playing with Michael and Caleb, and enjoys making friends.
I have always felt so blessed to have a girl. Although I love raising two boys, there's a special bond between Mommy's and their little girls. It's always been SO FUN to pick her clothes and comb her hair!! When I was expecting her, she decided not to cooperate during her ultrasound, so we got to enjoy the surprise of not knowing what we were having when we went to the hospital. When people asked, I gave the usual "I don't care of it's a boy or girl as long as it's healthy" answer. Although I meant that, deep down I secretly wished for a girl. Needless to say, I was thrilled to hear "It's a girl"!! And Chris, who had been wanting a boy, quickly changed his mind. So much so, I had a hard time believing he ever really wanted a boy! I truly have been blessed beyond measure, and I realize yet again, how good God is!

10 comments:

Les said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a great day!

Angie Davis said...

She's a cutie!

Jana said...

Happy Birthday, Lauren!!! What a sweet girl!!

Kendall & Leanna said...

Lauren, hope you had the greatest birthday. You are such a little lady and a sweet niece.

Anonymous said...

Lauren, You're special to us, you and Christy are the only grand-daughters among 5 grandsons. We're so proud of you. Happy Birthday!From Grandma & Grandpa Hamer

Martha C said...

Happy birthday, Lauren. All of these pictures are so cute.

Kelly S said...

Happy Birthday Lauren! We love you!

Aaron & Lanee said...

Happy Birthday Lauren! You're such a great friend to Briana. We were so glad you could come out for her party. We look forward to getting together again.

you're freind Emily said...

Happy 7th birthday Lauren! I hope you have a good birthday and know it's a very special day! Have a good day and you are a greaqt friend!

Anonymous said...

You are a big fat ass and your a fuck too. happy stupid birthday bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!