Wednesday, May 27, 2009

10 Years Ago...

10 years ago today I gave birth to this amazing child!  Ryan and I were so excited for our little princess to arrive.   We were ready for parenthood and couldn't wait to start the journey!  It has been an amazing 10 years!  Ashlee has been such a joy and has brought so much laughter and silliness to our family.  She's blossoming into such a young lady -- almost overnight.  Here are some fun things to share about our Ashlee Marie...

1.  Ashlee wakes up early and happy - everyday!
2.  She loves to sing and dance
3.  She is an aspiring artist and is constantly drawing or crafting something
4.  She's a little bit of a pack rat
5.  Loves to collect little "treasures"
6.  She loves Haidyn to pieces but gets frustrated with her easily
7.  Surprisingly, she loves Nolan but they fight sun-up til sun-down 
8. We've even caught her yelling at Nolan in her sleep
9.  She's a daddy's girl all the way
10. But loves her girl talks and shopping trips with mom
11.  Her favorite color is blue
12.  Her favorite dinner is Tuna Casserole
13.  She likes her pancakes with just butter - no syrup
14.  She makes friends easily
15.  She loves school and is exceptionally smart
16.  Sometimes her mouth gets a little smart too
17.  She plays the piano
18.  Drama, Drama, Drama Queen
19.  She HATES spiders
20. She loves animals
21.  She's a princess all the way - never liked to be dirty for too long
22.  She loves the beach
23.  She has a special bond with her grandmothers
24.  She has more purses than me
25.  Every year she cuts her hair short and regrets it
26.  She's a good friend
27.  She loves playing softball
28.  She bites her fingernails
29.  She sucked her thumb til she was 7
30.  She LOVES to read
31.  She is very thoughtful and giving
32.  She needs to work on her "freak out moments" (hormones are brewin')
33.  She was an easy baby
34.  She's very independent
35.  Her nicknames are:  Ash, Ash-lls, Biddish, Ash-bi-dash (thanks to her dad)  
36.  Her giggles are infectious
37.  She's left handed (little lefty)
38.  She always tells a story with a smile 
39.  She thinks she's funnier than she is - which makes her all the more funny!
40.  She's our first born and we couldn't be prouder!!!

Thanks for being the child that welcomed us into parenthood!  We love you more and more each day!  Happy birthday Ash!  Love Mom & Dad


Grandma Doreen said...

Happy birthday Ashlee. You are an amazing child and we are very proud of you and love you very much.

Great Grandma and Papa

Tammi said...

Happy Birthday ASH!!! I can't believe 10 years have gone by so quickly!! I love you!!!

Wallis Family said...

She is such a fun girl! Happy Birthday Ashlee!