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3.09.2009

How can it be?

Tomorrow my baby girl turns 3. I can't quite put a finger on where the time has gone. I suppose our 25 months with her have passed in a blur of her growing 8 1/2 inches, learning to walk, skip, hop and run, going from babbling to speaking 20+ word sentences, and thousands of snuggles and kisses. And I'm thrilled that we are celebrating her birthday tomorrow, really, I am!

Yet a part of me is sad. Sad that babyhood is ending. When I look at her now I see a little girl rather than a baby looking back at me. Don't get me wrong, that makes me happy too. Oh my, I'm a mess! I guess it's just realizing that life entered warp speed when Kylie came into our lives. I'm afraid to blink for fear that when I refocus she'll be headed off to college.

But before time slips away I'll just continue to cherish each day as it comes.

(And take waaayyy too many pictures to remember it all...)

Kylie's last nap as a two year old.
(And I'm not too proud to admit that I spent the first 30 minutes napping right along beside her...)

16 comments:

Amy Woods said...

Happy Birthday, Kylie!!! I can't believe how fast they grow up. Sounds so cliche but its true. Hope she has a great day celebrating!!

Tricia said...

She's a cutie too! What is that she's wearing? One of her swimming suits? It was really warm/hot here today.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KYLIE!

Our Journey said...

I feel the same exact way! We've been talkng about Anne Marie turnng 3 soon & where has it gone & it almost brings me to tears talking about her growing up! Kylie looks so big in that bed!! (or tall I should say)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Kylie!
Stephanie Y

Anonymous said...

Hope she has a great birthday. Can't believe how fast she is growing up either. I think the nice weather is going to be a special gift from God to her today! Hope she puts on her bathing suit and plays in the sand!! :)

Beth

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Kylie! I hope you have a great day. Eat lots of cake and ice cream.

Lisa said...

Birthdays do have a way of making us nostalgic. It's all part of the journey. Keep cherishing each moment.

Happy Birthday Kylie!!!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy all the time you can... I'd be napping too!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, my precious Kylie.
I loved your chuckle and saying "Grandma is singing a silly song" when I called and sang Happy Birthday to you. You are surely a priceless gift from God.
I love you, Grandma Shultz (LaoLao)

MelLynn said...

awww HAPPY BIRTHDAY KYLIE!!!!! Love you guys hope she has a fantastic birthday!

Sharon said...

Oh Kristi...take it from someone who has BIG kids....that sadness never really goes away. There is such joy in seeing them get older and watching them come into their own but also a sadness. I was JUST looking at Hudson this afternoon as he was playing on top of me thinking...in the blink of an eye, he will be driving off on his own like his big brother. You are so right to cherish those moments and take those 30 min. naps next to your babies!!!!

NaiNai said...

Happy Birthday, Kylie. All my blessings for you today. It was so nice to hear your voice. Enjoy your kabobs tonight!! I'm so proud of you!!
Love, NaiNai

Ally said...

Happy Birthday! They do grow to fast! I hope you all have a wonderful day celebrating!

Allison said...

Happy birthday, Kylie! Maggie will be the first one to tell you that 3 is fun!
It does go by in a flash, doesn't it?

Pam said...

Happy, happy birthday, sweet Kylie! We hope all your birthday wishes come true!

Love and hugs from the Horners

Anonymous said...

Precious Little Angle sleeping! Isn't she sweet.
Aunt Cici