Friday, May 15, 2009

My baby hits double digits...

When you first have a child many people will warn you that it flies by so fast and that you better enjoy every second. You can't imagine that it will go too quickly though as you battle sleep deprivation, change umpteen diapers, go through teething, terrible threes (yes, I said threes...I don't know why people call it twos!), and other parenting woes. Then one morning you wake up and your BABY is 10. Yes, I said it...TEN. What is up with that? This is the baby. Not my oldest baby, second baby or even third baby. Nope, this is the honest goodness BABY baby. She had the nerve to turn 10.
I figured we would take a look at some of K's loves and things I love about her.

K loves to be crazy at times with one of her brothers or even by herself.



I love that she loves to laugh and that we sometimes can barely stand up straight during our giggle fits.


K LOVES animals.....tame ones and wild ones, big ones and small ones.


I love the fact that I had way too many photos of K with animals to put on this blog. Pictures of her with dogs, birds, goats, cows, pigs, snakes, guinea pigs, etc....




K loves HOT SAUCE on lots of her foods. I love that she cooked these eggs all by herself and that she is learning her way around a kitchen and takes delight in experimenting with food.



K loves water. I love she has worked through her fear of being underwater....and I love the way the water brings out her blue eyes.


K loves science.

I love how she takes the time to be organized with it and loves to learn the hows and whys.



K loves being creative whether it be with a stick and string.....


or a pencil and watercolor. I love how she has found so many ways to express her creativity and she isn't hampered by a mom that lacks the creative bone.



K loves school....ok, maybe not the book work, but she loves when...


...she can take time to create a family trivia game or


decorate cakes to look like maps.

I love that she understands that learning is not all about the books and that she works hard in that area knowing the fun stuff is coming.

K loves sports like tennis and fishing.

I love that she gives it a shot before deciding that something really isn't her favorite. Along the way she discovers what she truly does love.


K loves cleaning and organizing. I love that she keeps me on my toes and makes me think if I truly love, want or need an item or if I'm just hanging onto it for no good reason. Yes, people...she is that good at it! ;)



K loves the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I love listening to her sing along to her cd. I also loved watching her smile all through the dinner theater performance that we went to on her last birthday!


K loves playing in the snow. I love that she ALWAYS builds snow mamas with a baby or two.



K loves Pluto. I love that even though she knows it's a costume, she still loves this Pluto.


She's a great girl and watching her grow has been a blessing to both me and her daddy. Fortunately for me, I believed people when they told me my babies were going to grow up way too fast. I have always tried to treasure each moment I have with them...I KNOW and I UNDERSTAND that time flies. I am now one of those people that goes around telling young moms to enjoy it and let the laundry wait. Guess what!?! It STILL goes way too fast.....


HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCESS K!!

28 comments:

Eileen said...

Happy Birthday, Kristin!

Sue said...

Happy 10th Birthday Kristin, you are growing up way too fast :)

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Meg said...

What a fun blog! You're great at writing about your love- your kids and I really enjoyed the pictures- what a spunky, unique and well-rounded girl!
The guy that played Joseph in that picture- I know him! David Jennings- fantastic actor and great person he is!
I love that she like to organize and clean, a girl after my own heart. :)

Smoochiefrog said...

Happy Birthday Kristin! Have a great one!

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday to a well rounded little girl. Yes I agree the time goes by way to quickly os enjy and cherish each moment.
Joyce

Eli said...

Happy birthday dear Kristin!!! Don't be in a hurry to grow up... it's the journey not the destination that is all of the fun!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Beautiful.WOW! 10 years goes by fast, it seems like yesterday we were looking at you thru a glass window being scrubbed squeaky clean to be presented to your new world. Love you bunches. See you tonight. Love Grandma, Grandpa and Remi.

Betsy said...

Happy, happy birthday Kristin! Time does go really, really fast.

Orions Mom said...

Found you through SITS and am here to wish your beautiful daughter a very happy 10th birthday!

Angie said...

Happy Birthday, Kristin! May you have a joyous birtday with lots of special surprises.

Blessings

Stephanie @ WP said...

Happy Birthday, Kristin!

Jackie said...

happy, happy birthday dear, sweet Kristin! You are quite a remarkable young lady and your love for life and discovery shines through in all the great pictures your mom shared. I hope you have a very special 10th birthday!

AZLady @ WX said...

Kristin, you are a beautiful young lady and I love it that you enjoy life so much! A VERY Happy 10th Birthday to you!

Dana said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KRISTIN!!!!!

Robbie S.Redmon, LPC said...

Happy Birthday, Kristin! Just stopping over from SITS. I hope you will stop by.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Kristin! I love that you are loved!!!

(torismom)

Julie F said...

HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY KRISTIN!!! :)

Lisa Beck said...

Happy Birthday Kristin!!!

Anonymous said...

Kristin...you are such a special gift to your mom!! You are a beautiful young lady and it has been such fun to watch you grow up, over the years, through your mom via online...Happy Birthday, beauty queen!!

Pamela Sue

basketlover93 said...

Happy Birthday, Kristin! Hey, you are one brave little girl, sitting on that alligator!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY KRISTIN! And many more!!!!

Kim said...

I'm sitting here in a puddle of tears! What a beautiful post about a GORGEOUS young lady!!! Happy Birthday Kristin!!!!! Your love for life and all it has to offer is precious!!! Continue enjoying those God-given talents and shoot for the stars girl!!!! You ARE & WILL be blessed!

Frizzy said...

Happy Birthday to Kristin. These are beautiful photos and memories.

Joy said...

What a lovely tribute to your darling daughter! They do indeed grow way too fast. :o)

Michelle said...

I was just paying you a visit cause you had wished Ashlea happy birthday last week. My prego brain tells me I've never been hear before, but your blog seems familiar. Forgive me!

Your tribute to your daughter is awesome.

I store the moments away in my heart, too.

The Muse said...

A phenomenal tribute to a lovely young (woman) girl! :)

Ronnica said...

Looks like you have a fun girl there...happy birthday to her!