Saturday, August 29, 2009

eight is great!

Happy Birthday, Chlo-bo!
You are eight years old today.

But it seems like this was just yesterday!
(That's what a 90-pound lady looks like after gaining 50 more. Puffy.)

You were the perfect baby.
{Besides the fact you wouldn't let anyone hold you but me.}

As the firstborn, can you believe just the two of us spent all day, every day just hanging out, watching Sesame Street & having fun those first few years?!

When you were three and ready for preschool, I became a preschool teacher, so we STILL got to spend all day together. Soon you became big sister to Chayse.

At four, you enjoyed picking dandelions playing T-ball, loved the Disney Princesses, and learned to read.

You started Kindergarten on your 5th birthday, the day you met your best friend, Ava. Then baby Camden came along- a sister!

At six you started Brownie Girl Scouts and lost your first tooth (Chayse accidentally knocked it out in a wrestling match). You got to be the Flower Girl in our wedding. Hannah Montana rocked your world.

When you were seven, you took an interest in sewing (I wonder why...), started and soon quit soccer (you are SO not sporty... I wonder why...), and started your own blog (am I sensing a pattern here?).

You have always been creative, mature, quiet, stubborn, smart, thoughtful, and funny. You are a hard worker and the perfect student. You are a great big sister and an awesome daughter.
You make me so proud every single day!

How can you possibly already be EIGHT?

Party Time!

I love you so much, Chloe!
Eight will be GREAT!


JackieD said...

holy crap, i cant believe she's eight, i remember when i caught wind you were pregnant, that so wasnt almost 9 years ago WAS IT??!?!!
man, and i still havent met her, i hope it will be soon!

Jessica said...

Happy birthday sweetie!

mel said...

Happy birthday Chloe! Loved all the pictures of her from the past 8 years. The way you describe her personality sounds EXACTLY like Kate's personality. I wonder if it is a first born girl thing?!?

vicki said...

Happy birthday Chloe! Eight really is great!!

Aurora said...

That was such a sweet post! I loved seeing all the pictures of her through the years! Happy Birthday Chloe!

kkmom said...

Happy Bday Chlo!
I still remember those sweet little pictures when she was a baby/toddler. Miss you guys!

Lindsey said...

I love these pictures. What a great kid! Happy birthday, Chloe!

Danielle said...

Happy Birthday, Chloe! She just gets cuter and cuter :)

Sarah said...

Happy 8th Birthday Chloe!
She's precious!

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

Awh, what a sweet post!! Happy Birthday, Chloe!

Angela said...

We're a day late Chlo-Bo but we still wish you a great 8th birthday!
- Angela, Matt, Sophia, Ava, & Matthew

Tegan and Tage said...

Chloe has always looked exactly the same-- there is one face she makes that is just... CHLOE. Man, that 3 year-old picture sure brought me back... time flies...

Happy Birthday Chloe!