Thursday, October 18, 2007

Happy birthday, baby!

You're not a baby anymore. You're five years old today. Five! But you'll always be my baby. You aren't always easy to get along with -- you're fierce, independent, sure of yourself, stubborn, curious to a fault, quick to anger, and quick with the hugs and kisses. You are easily one of the most affectionate people on the planet (when you're not beating on your sister with a Barbie). You love babies, acorns, frogs, cats, getting dirty, sidewalk chalk, playing at the park, my make-up, and your sister. You don't know the meaning of the words 'slow', 'gentle', 'walk', 'quiet', or 'don't touch that'. And I wouldn't change a thing about you. Well, except maybe the hitting Leah with the Barbie thing.

I love you Rachel. Happy Birthday.












7 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Rachel! Congratulations on being "a whole hand"!

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  2. Happy Birthday, Rae! Five is such a big year!

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  3. Happy birthday, lovely girl! I hope your day is perfect!!

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  4. Happy Birthday Rachel!

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  5. Happy birthday to the big girl!!!

    GREAT photos. My fave is the one of her in the bathing suit. Do all little girls' suits bunch up in the back like that?

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  6. Thanks everyone! I'm hoping she has a nice day at school. We have a family celebration tonight and a party on Sunday.

    Jen - Thanks, I tried to pick pics that really show her Rachelness, if you know what I mean. And yes, all little girls' bathing suits bunch up in the back like that. I think *my* bathing suits bunch up in the back like that -- I'm always tugging at my bottoms.

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  7. i love that picture of her in the water. it's strangely spooky and so cool how you can see under the water, even through the photo. nicely done.

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