Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy 10th Birthday, E

I cannot begin to wrap my mind around the fact that my baby girl is 10 years old today! She has been looking forward to double digits for quite awhile now. I still cringe every time she says that.

I will be honest, I am a little emotional about this turning 10 thing....I can't believe how fast the time has flown by. I look back and say when did she turn into this beautiful young lady? and I look forward and say soon she will be driving, graduating, and leaving the nest. We are more than half way there.....OH my!

E was born June 14, 1999, at 6:45 pm and weighed in at 8 lbs 9 oz.

She was actually due on my mom's birthday, May 31st. She was stubborn and was still not ready to come out 2 weeks after my due date. When I went in the morning to be induced I was at 0....absolutely nothing had happened to start the delivery process! I think she was nice and cozy in there and would have stayed for a little while longer!!!!

She was the BEST baby. Easy going, fun, slept and ate well. My perfect little angel. I remember holding her all the time! I never wanted to put her down. I was a stay at home mom. Besides, what else did I have to do, but hold and play with my sweet baby girl?! Life was dreams were coming true!

E was the first and only grandchild until her sister arrived a few weeks before her third birthday. Needless to say, she was spoiled rotten! (But not in a misbehaved kind of way!)

She did everything fast...walk, talk, potty train, count, was amazing how quickly she learned to do everything.

She is so full of life. She loves life and it shows. She is always wanting to do or go. She wants to experience it to the fullest!

She doesn't want to miss anything, and it has always been that way. I remember when she was a month or so old, we would take her places and she would stay awake the entire time. She was not fussy, she just looked around and soaked it all in. It was amazing to me that even at the young of an age, she knew if she went to sleep (like most of other babies do) that she would miss something!

She is and always has been a night owl. (why? see above) Most nights she will go to bed at her regular bedtime and will still be awake when we go to bed hours later. Even as a toddler, she was the same way.

She loves to read. I can't tell you how many books she reads in a weeks time. I venture to say on average it is at least 3.

From a very early age, E has loved to cook. She has helped me in the kitchen since she was able to sit on the counter and help.

Her favorite TV cook was RR before she became as famous as she is now! She would pretend to be on TV like RR explaining her recipes step by step...too cute!

She loves the beach.

She is a Bama Girl through and through!

She loves to decorate. She loves to go to garage sales and gets just as happy at cheap thrift store finds as I do!

She loves to travel and go new places. She loves photography - she loves to take pictures and is always willing to be my model!

She is a caretaker - I think that comes from being the oldest and feeling that responsibility of making sure the younger ones are OK.

She LOVES games! Apples to Apples is her favorite right now. Although, she still loves Rummy and Boggle too. She loves to ride her bike, scooter and roller skates.

My sweet little baby girl is turning into a beautiful young lady...and I couldn't be prouder!


Scot said...

Happy Birthday E! I love you so VERY, VERY MUCH!!!! No more birthdays please. Love, Daddy.

Lisa said...

Precious. . . where does the time go? Happy Birthday, E!

Ohio Mom said...

Happy Birthday Emily! We are so blessed to have you in our lives. We love you very very much!

Mammaw and Pappaw

Shea Shaffer said...

I remember that little girl, she was such an adorable baby!! I can't believe she is already 10, WOW! You are truly blessed Amanda