Sunday, May 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Kansas!!


Ten years ago tomorrow, we were giving birth to our daughter, Kansas Jade..ok well actually Daddy just counted for me while I did all the work! We were so excited....you made us a family of 3! You cried a lot and I just knew I was doing something wrong....so Daddy was quick to take over for me. He would change diapers and walk you around the cul-de-sac at 2am in your stroller to help get you calmed down. It didn't take long for you to get moving. You didn't bother crawling...you jumped right to walking...yep, by 9 months old!

We gave you the nickname Toot-Toot. I don't think I need to explain why you earned that name.(You get that from your Dad by the way) Of course now that you are 10, you don't allow us to call you that in public. When you were born you were 8lbs and 21.5 inches long. I don't know how much you weigh now but you are almost as tall as me. You are my little animal loving country girl and quite emotional....sorry...you get that from your momma.

You don't like to dress up...very much the opposite. Shorts and a horse t-shirt will do just fine for you. Your beautiful long, curly hair must always be in a pony tail or a braid. One day you are going to realize just how gorgeous those locks really are!!

When you first meet people, you are very shy but then it is non-stop chatter once you feel comfortable with them. Your manners are wonderful and you are very respectful. Daddy and I get compliments all the time about you.

Even though you may pick on your brother and sister, you love them very much and they love you too! It's hard for me to believe it has been 10 years since I gave birth to my firstborn daughter. Kansas, you are such a beautiful young lady and Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you! Now I have to go get some kleenex cause this post is making me emotional...told you you get it from me. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOT! :)

2 comments:

:) said...

Oh my gosh.... this made me teary-eyed! What a wonderful post about your little "Toot-Toot"! That was just so beautiful, and so nice of you to share :)
Jeven turns 11 Tuesday... so Jeven and Kansas are almost exactly one year apart! I can't believe how time has seriously just flown right by! Seems she was a baby just yesterday.
Again, what a sweet post.
Happy Birthday to you Kansas! By the way Kansas, I LOVE your name!!!
~Jen

Auntie Liz said...

Wow, I can hardly believe that Kansas is 10! I remember when you came to San Diego for your baby shower and that does not seem like it was 10 years ago. I will call my girlie later, but please give her a HUGE hug and kiss from her favorite auntie back in California!!! I love you guys!