Thursday, April 18, 2013

Happy 7th Birthday Katie!

happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday dear katie
happy birthday to you!!!

It's on days like today, I realize just how fast time is flying by.  7 years ago this morning we were on our way to the hospital to be induced.  We welcomed a dark haired, beautiful daughter.  She was our biggest baby (and currently is almost the smallest one) also the most content and quietest baby of the 4.  She's still a sweetheart, but has come out of her shell.  (smile)  She loves animals: the cats, horses, the calves/cow, puppies.  Her latest passion is drawing, coloring, painting, crafts.. anything art related.  Quite often she willingly offers to help around the house and the barn.  By no means is she a 'girly-girl'  She loves purple, dresses and frilly's, but she can tear up a storm outside on her bike, racing with the boys, playing in the mud/dirt/sand and tagging along on hunting trips in the woods.
I'm sure in the blink of an eye another 7 years will pass by.  But for today, I'm learning to live in the moment and cherish the little things, like early morning snuggles, while they last.
happy 7th birthday katie!  we love you!
dad, mom, benji, carolyn and john


G'pa R & G'ma J said...

Happy Birthday to a sweet granddaughter. We love you tons.

Darcie said...

Happy Birthday to you sweet Katie! I can't believe how big she has gotten(I am sure that doesn't help), but it seems like it's been awhile since I have seen pictures of your kiddos. Hope you are having a wonderful spring Heather!