Shey B

She is #9


My oldest girl is 9 today.  How does this stuff happen?  I mean honestly.  When you’re children are born there is no small print on their birth certificates that say “please note: your child will grow at lightning speed, so watch her closely or she’ll be 9 before you blink.”  This warning should be on every baby product ever created so we can be reminded that that needy baby stage where they’re up every 2 hours will vanish and be replaced by a walking talking toddler who gets in to everything.  And then when we get used to that, they’re going to school and learning from a teacher.  Learning from other students too, which I must say is not my favorite part.  This is a big reason my kid doesn’t believe in the Easter bunny anymore {aside from the fact that she went into the garage and saw the easter bunny’s purchases}.  She questions if Santa is real too.  The NERVE of her peers.  ;)  And when we get used to them going to school, they ask to ride their bike or walk to school.  ALONE. To which I say, “What?  Ride your bike an entire block by yourself?”  To which my husband responds, “babe – let her go a little.  After-all the school is in our neighborhood.”  So I sigh and do just that.  Let out the reigns just a little bit.  But in the back of my mind I’m thinking, “what’s next?  trips to the mall with her giddy friends?  Where they will oogle at boys and say ‘OMG!  He’s SO hot!’ squeeeaaalll?”  Because you do know she’ll be 13 before I finish this blog post, don’t you?  :)


My point is.  My oldest girl is 9 today. Dang it!  9 years ago I had just birthed this little pink bundle.  I was 21 years old and completely clueless.  I never thought when I was graduating from high school that a mere 3 years later I would be changing loads of poo filled diapers, waking every few hours to feed a baby and crying due to amazing amounts of sleep deprivation.  It’s a good thing my 18 year old self didn’t know that.  She likely would have run screaming for her life.  But what my 18 year old self didn’t know, was that 3 years from then I would be holding a beautiful baby girl named Angelina Skye.  She would be 6lbs of perfection and a blessing in every way imaginable.  Because the way I see it?  I got so lucky with this kid.  She is more amazing now than ever before.  She’ll be more amazing tomorrow and the day after and the day after than she was yesterday.  And the love I have for her?  Indescribable.  There isn’t a moment since she was born that my heart hasn’t been at bursting point because of my love for her.

Angelina,  Happy Birthday sweet girl.  I love you!


  1. Happy Birthday to you!!!! :O)

  2. Happy Birthday!!!
    I hope she has a great one!
    Sounds like you are really lucky to have a wonderful daughter like that..but then again…it also sounds like she is lucky to have a mom like you too! :)

  3. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

  4. Awww!! That was so sweet! I love the line about going to the mall & talking about how hot boys are. That made me laugh. Even though I don’t have children yet, I have seen how fast my nieces & nephews have grown. I can only imagine it goes even quicker with your own children. But definitely cherish your time with her. :)

    And of course, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGELINA!!! Hope you had an awesome birthday!

    P.S. Shey, just don’t think about the fact that she will be in the double digits next year. ;)

  5. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you…Happy Birthday dear Angelina, Happy Birthday to you!! I hope you had a wonderful day! =)

  6. Oh Shey that was such a sweet tribute to your precious girl! Could have been my words exactly since we are both thirty and my little one is 9 too! Can you believe I have an 11 yr old, anxiety is not even sufficient. Happy happy birthday Angelina, you are a beautiful precious girl with an amazing Momma!

  7. Hau’oli la hanau, little one.

    And tell your mama that she’d better start hoarding the tissue; you’ll be graduating from high school in another 9 years. ;)

  8. Happy Birthday Angelina,I cant beleive you are 9 already,last time i saw u ,i beleive was on your 3rd birthday.we asll wish you the happiestbirthday possible,your asweet little cheryl,mike,brandon,aaron.and darren
    Hwllo to mommy,daddy and you lil sis!!

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