Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My Pretty Girl....

After trying for baby #2 almost a full year, you can imagine my excitement when I found out I was pregnant with our second child. Even more exciting...at 20 weeks to find out it was a girl.

Then, 5 years ago today I held for the first time the most beautiful and precious girl I have ever met. She has a sweet and gentle heart mixed in with a fun and spunky personality. She is a tomboy at heart, but has a love for pink and sparkly things at the same time...to me, she's a perfect mix.

She has really grown in to her role as the middle child...she loves playing with Josiah and thinks he can do no wrong. They have lots of fun building together and playing card games. It took her a while to see that she was no longer the baby of the family and to come around to being a little sister AND a big sister, but she has filled the role well. She helps play with and take care of Seth and that has become a huge help.

She likes to make her own lunch as well as her brothers. She helps me fold laundry and does a great job at helping me keep things tidy. She loves cooking and baking and for a long time when I asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up...she'd say she wanted to be a mom. I don't know what God has in store for my "pretty girl", but as I sang to all my kids when I was pregnant with them, I pray that they 'Hold On To Jesus' (you may have to scroll a little in the songs to find it).

I love you Miss. Alayna....here's a look back at my pretty girl....


3 comments:

Bonnie said...

Happy birthday Alayna...you are such a bright little star in your family. I can't believe its been 5 years already!!

Lindsay said...

Gosh her dimples are the cutest things ever! And I especially love the funny crazy hair pic! LOL. Happy Bday big girl!!

Shannon Joy said...

Michelle-this is such a sweet post! one day she will look back on this and she will be reminded of how awesomely loved she is!