My Girl {Sincerely 'Fro Me to You}

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Today, my oldest child, turns 9 years old.


That's almost double digits.

How did she get so big? I've noticed just lately that she's lost her little girl look. She's wistful, thoughtful and when I see her care for her toddler sister or guide her little brother, I have to swallow the lump in my throat. 

She's strong, smart and a straight-shooter. She is intimidating and loves a challenge.

Nine reasons I want to be like her:

1. She's soft and sweet

2. She's not afraid to eat cake for breakfast

3. She views the world as her playground

4. She thinks outside the box (while being in it) 

5. She's not afraid to get a little dirty

6. She's tough (completing a triathlon at age 7)

7. She's loves adventure

8. She looks good in camo

9. She's never too busy to stop and smell the flowers

Happy birthday, my girl. I love you.
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Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Happy Birthday to her! My son just turned 6 yesterday. Time flies! She's a cutie. Love that baby photo:-)

Heather said...

Those are some great pics! I hope she has a very happy birthday.

littletoesandcheerios said...

Happy B-DAY!
My mom's b-day is today. She's exactly 50 years older than her.
I love the picture of her at the top of the slide! And a triathlon, Wow! Gorgeous pic of her smelling the flowers with such a sassy little haircut!

The Glamorous Life Association said...

Aw Happy Birthday!
9 was a hard one for me when my eldest hit it (he is now 10 and that was worse)....they just seem like regular BIG KIDS at 9 ya know?

What a beauty she is becoming too!

AND my post is a photo of me at NINE. Only I am a call girl or saloon girl...well you will have to take a look to decide for yourself. Yeah, its another look at my glamorous past.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Happy Birthday, Oldest Child!!! You are now just one year away from morphing into a double-digit-midget.

Anonymous said...

Great post. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

My birthday is in two weeks, I wonder if my mom can list 29 things about me? Good thing she doesn't like the internet too well--I'd hate to see my orphan annie hair-do's on the net in 29 different angles. :)

Valarie Lea said...

Awww that is the sweetest thing ever! I love the slide picture and that last one is great. It needs to be framed in your house some where.

Valarie Lea said...

Oh sorry I got ahead of myself. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Muthering Heights said...

Happy birthday to your little girl! Are you intimidated that she's a "Tween" now?

Kasey Hunt said...

Happy Birthday. Her hair cut is adorable in the last picture.

Lori said...

Happy birthday to your girl! And that picture on the slide is AMAZING! I'm totally going to try and copy that when the snow melts. Which won't be for about 6 months, most likely...

LifeAtTheCircus said...

What a beautiful post on our daughter. Hope her day is wonderful!

RefreshMom said...

Sounds like the kind of daughter any mom would be proud of. Happy 9th to you both!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your little girl!! My girl will be 11 next month. Ouch. How did I get here?

I'm on vacation in the lovely state of Alaska, complete with -25 degree temperatures. You have NO idea how much I wish I was home so I could participate.

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

And such a pretty girl she is! (She looks like her Mama!)

Happy birthday to your baby!

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

*****What a DELIGHTFUL BLOG! And your precious blessing is such a doll!!! You have certainly been blessed with her!!! Hope you all enjoyed this "special day" in her lil' life!!! Warmly, Linda, RMS "Mom of a German Shorthair"

JanMary said...

Happy Birthday too her.

Wonderful collection of photos - I especially love the slide one.

marky said...

What a sweet Birthday blog! Happy Birthday!!

Favaimt\\\ said...

What a beautiful post. Love the pics. Happy Birthday to your oldest.

{ jamie } said...

What adorable pictures! Happy birthday to your sweet big girl! ♥

In case Mr Linky disappears again, here's my post: Barbie & Ken.

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter. I love the pictures! My boys were especially impressed with the camoflaged face and paint gun(?) picture!

Jenny 867-5309 said...

Another Birthday greeting to such a wonderful daughter! My oldest turns 9 next month and I like you can't look at his changing face without getting all weepy.

My post:

Tammy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, sweet girl! These photos look like the many photos I have of my 7 year old daughter. Not too girly and not scared to get dirty and enjoy life. Love it.

Ashley @ said...

Wow she is awesome isn't she? I love all the photos especially the slide and the one of her with the flowers.

My older daughter will turn 8 in April and it just boggles my mind. Time flies when you are a parent doesn't it?

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! My middle daughter will be 9 in April, and it is so hard to believe! Thank you for sharing these special moments with us.

Carolina Mama said...

Ya'll it's good to be back to the Fro. :) Happy Birthday to a cute little girl! Hope your New Year's is going well.

Carolina Mama said...

Here's my link in case Mr. Linky keeps cutting up:

Thanks and see ya soon.

Jenny in Utah said...

What a doll - my oldest is working on 9 - crazy how fast it all goes!!!

Nancy M. said...

Great reasons to want to be like her! She's a beautiful young lady. Happy Birthday!

Robin said...

Happy Birthday! Can't believe she's 9 already. Jonathan will be 10 in a few weeks. Where does the time go? Check my blog for a surprise.

Jerralea said...

How adorable! Such a sweet time in a little girl's life. Happy birthday!

jennifer said...

Stay calm when I tell you this... no sudden moves... YOUR CHILD IS HOLDING A SNAKE.


Love the slide photo - I will be recreating that one here with my kiddos.

D... said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! She sounds like an amazing girl, how can she not be with ya'll as her parents?

The slide pic is very cool while the last pic is so sweet. And a triathlon? She rocks!

Lisa said...

What a very sweet tribute to such a special girl. But she comes by it all so honestly. Blessings to you all in celebrating her birthday tonight!

Bubba's Sis said...

Happy Birthday to your BEAUTIFUL daughter!

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

Time flies..oh how I used to roll my eyes when I heard it and my boys were not even 1 yet. And now, I'm one of those moms that tell other moms that when they have new babies....karma!!

Crayl said...

Happy Birthday to her!! Love that last shot, so wonderful. My oldest birthday was the next day, except they (twins) turned *gasp* 19.
It flies by.

RobynsOnlineWorld said...

What a wonderful birthday post for her! Isn't amazing how kids change our lives and inspire us?

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