Thursday, January 24, 2008

Happy Birthday, Katelyn!

Today is Katelyn's birthday. She is turning 19!
Here you are at 6 months old. You look so sweet and innocent! Even though you started off awfully small, you grew quickly. You were an easy going baby, except for those 2 nights. Dad was working nights and it was just you and me. You decided that you did not want to sleep at all and just cried. Your monitor would go off when you cried so I could not just let you sleep in your crib. Dawn B. decided to keep you for the next night so that I could get some sleep. Do you remember the drawer that she let you sleep in?




















This is your 3 year old picture. I love your curls here. All I had to do was wet them a little and let them go. This was just like my hair at this age! You're just like me!

















Here you are at 6 years old - getting older and going to Kindergarten.


Katelyn means: pure beauty.
Leigh means: either Gaelic form of male Lee or Hebrew form of Leah which means delicate.

I think I did a great job of choosing your name; even though you don't like it. I think you are beautiful, inside and out. And at the small size you were when you were born; I'd say you were fairly delicate.



This is your senior picture from last year. I just love this picture.


Now you have completed your first semester in college. I think you are making a wise decision to go into the field of social work. You have a very caring heart and you do great with kids. I'm very proud of how you have grown - aside from 1 or 2 blond moments. But hey, who's counting. At least you're staying true to your natural color! Katelyn, I hope you have a great 19th birthday! I love you!


16 comments:

Cherdecor said...

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl! Happy Birthday, Katelyn!

Dena said...

Happy Birthday - she's sooo beautiful! You are blessed with THREE awesome beautiful girls!

Bonnie said...

Those are great photos and that is a great tribute !! Happy Birthday, Katelyn ! I can't image my kids turning 19 but I guess it will happen ... :)

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

What a blessing to have such a great daughter. Each photo is priceless and beutiful!

Next year comes the big 2-0. Wait until she gets married. You will wonder where your little girl went.

(2 nights of crying? My first daughter cried for 3 months straight, day and night! Good thing she is such a joy now :)

Mari said...

What fun to look back at those pictures and remember. Happy Birthday Katelyn!

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Happy Birthday Katelyn!
I remember that first picture- I just loved that outfit. Hope you have a great day.

Anonymous said...

:)
~Kay~

AutumnFawn said...

You mean my 2 yr. old little cuddly princess in gonna grow up? Please, no!!!!!!!

Jennifer Partin said...

Happy Birthday Katelyn! You are a beautiful young lady----and sounds as though you are just as beautiful inside too.

Is it just me or are there Birthday celebrations all over the Blogsphere right now?

Laura said...

Happy Birthday Katelyn!
I loved looking at those pictures. She was a cute little bugger with those curls!

And I love that senior picture too.

nickernoodle said...

Happy Birthday Katelyn!!! She is very pretty and bless her heart for the line of work she is going into. My heart goes out to kids in less fortunate situations.

Mari said...

Stop by my blog to pick up an award!

Joanne said...

What a beautiful daughter. Her heart sounds just as lovely. Time is flying over here in my neck of the woods too...I sometimes wish I had the power to stop it, don't you?!?

Blessings, Joanne

Sheri said...

AWWWWW! 19!!!....and to think Sammy turning 2 makes me sad, happy and proud all at the same time:)

Happy BIrthday!

The Birds Nest said...

What cute pics of her as a girl. She has grown into such a beautiful woman!!! If she's like her Mom, I'm sure she's as pretty on the inside as she is on the outside. Thanks for your kind words, and for praying for me!!

LeslieW. said...

Happy birthday! I hope it was a great celebration! What a beautiful letter to your daughter.