Tuesday, January 25, 2011

and just like that...

...I have a four-year-old. Really. Four. Years. Old. It's hard to believe that I have loved her so much for so long already, and that I've spent so much time simultaneously wanting to hug her until she pops and pinch her head off. Parenting is nothing if not contradictory. It's amazing what being a parent can teach you about unconditional love.

The point is this. As of 1:01pm (13:01 to my Colgate hubby), my darling girl will have been a part of my life for 35,064 hours. I wouldn't trade any of them. We've laughed. We've cried. It was better than CATS and certainly better than actual cats.

Happy Birthday to my gorgeous four-year-old. The one that made me proud by actually recognizing the number four on her new birthday shirt. That's my brilliant baby. She also just told me that she'd dress herself today because she's four years old now. This'll be a treat.

7 comments:

mo.wask said...

her present was supposed to be in with the boxes we sent. but due to "back order", it didn't make it. they told me of the back order a week after I'd ordered. aaarrr! so she'll just be receiving a surprise in the next 2-6 wks. ;P

Strongmama said...

J woke up an announced, "Today is Stella's birthday. We should make a cake." I told him he had to wait a week and we could celebrate it next Sunday. Happy Birthday!!

Scarlet Lily said...

Oh man, I'm behind! I looked at the 2009 photo and thought "aww, look at cute she was last year in her little multi-lingual shirt." And then realized that was TWO years ago - yikes!!

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday S! And to you and M, for raising such a beautiful, wonderful girl!

Just Another Idealist said...

They grow up so fast--enjoy every moment of her childhood. Lots of love to the Ouiser fam! Happy birthday, S!

Kristie said...

Oh, so sorry! I'm a day late! Happy birthday sweet S! She looks like such a big girl!

die Frau said...

Can't believe she's FOUR. Wow. What a gorgeous girl with wonderful parents!