Monday, March 30, 2009

H-A-Double P-Y

2 days old

18 months old

We're feeling H-A-Double P-Y! Cuz it's your Birthday!

Aryn celebrated her 10th birthday on Saturday.
It's strange in a way because I remember bringing her home from the hospital. And it doesn't seem possible that it was a DECADE ago.

She was so little and tiny. And we fell in love with her.

Sometimes I think about her being our first child. I think about all of the responsibility that comes with raising a child. Sometimes I focus so much on all of the things I feel we should be teaching her. I forget that I'm actually supposed to be learning from her as well. And I have learned so much from her.

Aryn is such a lovely girl. She has a funny sense of humor and is so fun to be around. Her brothers and sister love to play with her. She brightens up our home. We love her very much.

It has been a wonderful 10 years. I feel so blessed to have her in our lives. We are still in love with this girl!
5 years old

10 years old

15 comments:

The Heaton's said...

Happy Birthday Aryn! What a beautiful girl you are! What a great party! Looks fun!

keri said...

Happy Birthday Aryn. Looks like the party was a success

The Calico Crew said...

Why did we not sing a b-day song in primary to that girl?? or did we? She is sooo gorgeous! You know what her having a 10th b-day means? You're getting OLD! Before you know it you're going to have a teenager!! (I can't believe all the hair she had as a baby--figures! Look at it now!)

The Andra Family said...

I never knew she was born with so much hair! And it is still so beautiful. She is a very good girl.

Ence Family said...

Happy Birthday to Aryn! Looks like she had a really fun party! We love having late nights too!

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday Aryn!!! We love you!!

The Moore Family said...

She looks so grown up. Looks like she had a great party. We only do late nights here and so far the girls have only asked for one.

Shannon said...

ARYN! Happy Birthday! I love the pictures of Aryn growing up. She is such a sweet girl.

Shannon said...

By the way...The little wheelchair Lincoln is playing with is from a Barbie Doll named "Wheelchair Becky!" Great name right?...Anyway, I tried to find one online, but they only sell them with the doll and I guess the doll is a collecter's item now. Bummer! If you find one, let me know. I WANT one!

Kendra said...

OOH, Decade. That is a big word. We have one of those coming up in June.

Saddie and Levi said...

What a fantabliawesome girl! I don't think I've ever seen pictures of baby Aryn, what a chubby little bubby! And the hair! WOW! We love you Aryn!!!!

Princess Echo said...

she is pretty! Saskia

Mubeen said...

Happy Birthday to Aryn! She is so beautiful!! The party looks like so much fun!! LUCKY!

Reno said...

Wow Rayn. I can't believe you're old enough to have a 10 year old. She's beautiful, too. (Like her mama!)

saskia said...

it was so good to see you! send me your email and I will send you the link to that bread maker- thanks for making my day! saskia_butterfly@yahoo.com