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Hey there, little girl!
It's your birthday today. You don't know it yet, but the vast majority of your requests will be granted today...especially since you're still a little sick. So far, you haven't been hard to please. You woke up and called out, "Mamasita! I'm awake!" Daddy taught you that little ditty a few days ago, and you think it's very entertaining. :) I'll admit: We do, too.
You had a very lack-luster breakfast (by request): white milk, waffle, yogurt. Like I said, you're still a little sick, and it shows in your lack of imagination for breakfast food.
Now, you're sitting next to me watching "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." Since Burke is happy walking circles around the living room, I figured I'd take the chance to write your birthday letter. On your actual birth day, Daddy recorded his thoughts. On your first birthday, we had a big party, and Daddy made a cool video. Then last year, on your second birthday, I wrote you a letter. I think it'll be a nice tradition for us to keep up.
This year you have grown up so much. You stopped wearing diapers during the day several months ago, and you're this.close to being diaper-less at night. You have grown out of your 2T clothes, and you're now sporting some very cute 3T duds. You've also got a new haircut. The general concesus is that it's very cute, and it fits you well. :)
You're still as talkative as ever. You've learned several new phrases that you enjoy using on a regular basis. Some are cute like "I couldn't believe my eyes!" Others are a little obnoxious like "Now my life is OVER!" You speak a lot like your mommy, very passionately with several adjectives sprinkled in here and there. You also like to sing...you know *a lot* of the lyrics to the songs on the radio. You like for mommy to sing the silly ABCs (the Spanish version.) And you've recently started asking me to sing along with the radio in the car. You say that it "rewaxes" you. I'm fairly certain you mean relax, since you don't have any unruly body hair at this point. ;)
You love going to "class" at ROCKS and MOPS. In the past few weeks, you've really been grasping your lessons and doing your best to make them a part of your life. It's interesting to see. Several weeks ago, you memorized a verse from "Thirst Fessalonians." It said, "Be joyful always." Now, everytime you're throwing a fit, you say, "I am not joyful right now." Daddy and I have tried to explain that joy has very little to do with your circumstances, but I think that's just a little too deep for now. :) Instead, we're trying to emphasize that you can choose joy in the face of opposition.
This growing up thing is hard. We know. But you're doing a great job. We couldn't be any more proud of you. We love your smile, your laugh, your heart, your intellect, your humor, and your "zest". We wouldn't change anything about you. You're certainly perfectly and wonderfully made.
Happy Birthday, sweetheart!
Thank you for Ruby. Thank you for all that you've done in her short life. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be her mom.
I pray that you'll lead us through our years together. Teach me how to be the mother you've designed me to be. Show me how to love her like you love her. Keep my eyes open and my heart sensitive. Remind me, daily, that I'm a testament of faith. Remind me of her watchful and perceptive eyes. Help me to be the best witness I can be.
I pray that you'll be speaking to Ruby's heart. Show her how much you love her. Teach her how to love you back. Protect her innocence and purity.
Be glorified in our relationship, God.
For anyone who didn't know...Lindsay turns 26 today. I hope you have an awesome day dear. I love you very much!
Yesterday, we celebrated Ruby's first year of life. When trying to decide who to invite to the celebration, we realized that there were literally a couple of hundred people who have touched Ruby's life (and our life!!) in the past year. Since we couldn't fit that many people in Zach and Sarah's house, we tried to limit the number of people as best as we could. The number of people who wanted to celebrate with us was absolutely overwhelming, and we ended up changing the location to the church. We maxed out the bonus room, and many people enjoyed the day with us. Many of you reading this blog were in attendance yesterday, and we cannot thank you enough. We are blessed beyond measure by our family and friends, and we can't accurately express how much we appreciate having you in our lives.
Ruby has not been feeling well the past two weeks, and we're not exactly sure what's wrong. Yesterday was no exception, but she did really well for being a sick baby. She didn't seem phased by the number of people, and she seemed to enjoy her carrot stick and macaroni and cheese. Of course, she enjoyed her cake, too! She didn't quite understand why Mommy kept taking away all the fun toys she was opening, but she was a good sport. Without further ado, here is the picture proof of the event!!
The beautiful birthday girl and her daddy and sitting in her birthday chair:
The party decorations and her cake. (Since Ruby can't eat anything from a bakery, I made her cake. I did the best I could, but, ultimately, I was sad at how pathetic it looked. I had grand visions of her first birthday cake. You can ask Aunt Kim about it...)
Enjoying her macaroni and cheese:
Enjoying her cake! ( : Can you tell this was my favorite part??
Getting cleaned up:
Opening presents, finding a blanket, and deciding it's time for a nap. Hee hee hee!
Thanks again to everyone who helped make Ruby's birthday party so special. We love you very much!
For anyone who doesn't get to go to Ruby's birthday party today, this is the video that we made for her. It's quite long (~18:00), and it was made with Windows Movie Maker. Although it has its obvious bad points, I'm actually quite impressed with the program. Enjoy!
It’s official…my lovely wife and mom-to-be has successfully completed another year of life ( :
Lindsay, I appreciate you more than you could ever know. You make me the most happy and content husband in the world. I am thankful to God for every year that he gives you on this Earth, because it’s another year that I get to spend with you!
I’m sorry that I don’t have any extravagant plans for you, but you at least get to pick what we do this evening (HINT: Taco Bell…just kidding).
We hope that you have a great day today! The picture is of Marc and Stephanie at a youth camp called “Super Summer” that they worked at this summer. They don’t normally wear all yellow, it was just part of them being leaders for “yellow school” ( :
We just got back from having dinner with Mike and Marc’s family, Lindsay’s family, and Stephanie’s family at Pizza Hut in Indianapolis. We had a GREAT time with them all. We are blessed with such a great family, all around! More pics will come soon.