Sunday, January 23, 2011

Millennium Baby

Warning: This post contains several pictures.

I had planned to post this on Friday, when PrettyPrettyPrincess turned 11. But -- I've been sick for several days in a row and am finally getting around to it.

My millennium baby was born January 21st, 2000. I went into labor at about 9 in the morning, and after a bit of distress she was born at 1:32pm that same afternoon. She was my biggest baby weighing in at 6lbs 6 oz, and she was 21 inches long. She had a head of dark black hair and was the fairest skinned of all my babies.

Here she is at just 3 days old...

Here she is at about 2 weeks old, dressed for her Baby Blessing at church...

I used to love putting her in hats and she seemed to enjoy wearing them too. 2 1/2 months old here...


Here she is at 6 months old. She was an extremely shy baby and often cried simply because someone was talking to her. However, she seemed to light up when she was getting her picture taken.


Here she is at 10 months old, again loving the camera.


She loved being outside and loved playing with her brothers. Here she is at 18 months old...


With me at my Grandfather's funeral. I think she was the most adorable baby and toddler I have ever seen. And people would always stop to tell me so!

Christmas 2001, just 1 month before her 2nd birthday...

2 years old, posing again... :)

As a toddler she'd always crinkle her nose when she smiled. I don't know why she did it, but I thought it was cute.

Here she is at 3 1/2 -- almost 4. Growing sooooo fast! I've always loved her big brown eyes.

One things she has always loved, and still does is collecting shells on the beach. Going to Hawaii was one of her favorite vacations. 4 year old here...


She always enjoyed dressing up too. This was for a kiddie parade in my hometown.

My baby's first day of kindergarten with her brand new backpack!

About 6 years old here.
I took the kids back home in the summer of '07 and here she is on one of our friend's boats. 7 years old here.

Also at age 7...


She looks so good in any hat she wears. Soooo jealous!

One of her favorite costumes -- The Bride of Frankenstein. 7 1/2 years old here.


In Mickey' house at Disneyland in January 2009. She turned 9 on our trip there.

Waiting in line at one of the rides at Legoland, Jan 2009.

Again, loving to dress up, here she is as Alice, from Alice in Wonderland. Halloween 2010. She is 10 1/2 here.


On our trip to Mount Rushmore over Thanksgiving weekend 2010.

And just about a month ago...

It's amazing to me how fast she has grown in just over a decade. We have her party scheduled for this weekend and it should be fun.

Happy Birthday PrettyPrettyPrincess!!!

7 comments:

KiennaP said...

Thanks! I think the picture of me in the red clothing as a baby looks funny! I think I look like a turtle in it, the way my head pops out, and all.

Paige said...

She is beautiful--happy birthday to her!

Deborah said...

I agree with Paige :) She has her mama's beautiful cheekbones. Happy birthday, PrettyPrettyPrincess!

Tulsi said...

Beautiful girl!

pinkelephant said...

Happy Birthday princess! I love this post. I really do. You are such a sweet and tender lady and this shows it so much, Emma!

Have a wonderful year and wait for more to come!

The Willeyes said...

She is so stinking cute!!!

RhondaLue said...

She is truly BEAUTIFUL and you can see the sparkle in her eyes!

She could be a model, seriously.