Friday, September 19, 2008

Happy Birthday my baby girl!

I loved you from the very start,
You stole my breath, embraced my heart.
Our life together has just begun
You were a part of me and then you turned one.
As mother with child, this year we grew,
My mind was filled of you turning two.

I'd daydream of the things we had shared,
Like late-night bottles and Teddy bears.
Like your first steps and first skinned knees,
Like bedtime stories and your ABC's.
I thought of things you'd want to know,
Like how birds fly and flowers grow.

I thought of lessons I'd need to share,
Like standing tall and playing fair.
And every time I see your face,
I pray your life will be touched with grace.
I thank the angels from up above,
And promise you unending love.

Each night I lay you down to sleep,
I gently kiss your head and cheek.
I count your little fingers and toes;
I memorize your eyes and nose.
I linger at your nursery door,
Awed each day of how I love you more.

Through misty eyes, I dim the light,
I whisper, "I love you" each and every night.
I loved you from the very start,
You stole my breath, embraced my heart.
As mother and child our journey begun,
My heart's yours forever, my little one.

So now that you are turning two,

Here is my birthday wish for you:

Please know I love you every day,

In our own special, Mother and Daughter way!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I ripped a flipping toenail off my middle toe. Ouch.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Columbus - The Windy City?

We are getting a lot of backlash wind from Ike. Check out our neighborhood...shingles flying off houses, kiddy pools flying in the street, trees bending over sideways. I can't imagine this twice as strong like they got in Texas...

Apple Picking!!!!

We went on our Annual Apple Picking adventure on Friday! I took the kids to Lynd's Fruit Farm - our favorite place to pick Apples. This was our 4th year going! We love to get the MacIntosh apples since MomMom gave me some great applesauce and apple pie recipes. We get a 20+ lb bag and use them all through the holidays!!!

Playtime with Daddy

Last week we had some great September weather! We took a family walk and went to the elementary school where the kids got some playtime with Daddy! How FUN!?!?