Thursday, February 3, 2011

Turning 10

Ten years ago today I gave birth to the most wonderful girl in the world. Addison has been nothing but pure joy in our lives. We are soooooo lucky to have gotten to be her parents. She was such an easy baby, toddler and young woman. She wakes up with a smile and rarely get grumpy about much of anything.
This is my favorite picture of us together. New Mother with her first Daughter. I am getting teary just looking at this picture. It will be the one I look at the day she gets married.

This is Addison with her great-great-great Aunts Velma (holding her) and Violet. They are such wonderful women that Addison descends from. I am so glad to know that there is part of them in her.

Addison is always doing something cute to get a laugh out of all of us around here. Look at that crazy look on her face!

This is the picture that earned her the nick name "Berry Picker" from my Grandfather. He still calls her this to this day. She really does LOVE any kind of berry. I can't ever get enough strawberries for jam because she will sneak out and eat any that are ripe before I get there.

This is the ONE fit she threw when she was a toddler. It was such a shock and so rare I had to take a picture.

This is one of my favorites too because she looks like such a country girl. She loves anything sparkly and glittery, but also loves to wear boots and make forts with her brothers.

Isn't she just the cutest little pre-schooler you have ever seen. Always a smile on her face. All of her teachers talk about how she is such a joy in the classroom.

See, she never stops smiling!

Here is my baby girl today at 10! I am excited to walk with her on her journey to adulthood. I hope the next 10 years will be as much of a joy as the past 10 have been.

We are off for a day of pedicures and shopping for her birthday. Thanks for going down the walk on memory lane with me!

Happy Birthday Addison! We love you so much!


Connie said...

Such a sweetie, that girl. Have a wonderful day shopping and getting pedicures. (although she will probably want a manicure with bling bling nails and all)

Skeem's said...

Happy Birthday, WOW she is already 10 that is just crazy! Hope she has a wonderful day!

Randy Hall said...

How cute! I love the one on the bench. And the one where she is standing in front of the door. She was so tall even then!

Toodie said...

Happy Birthday to your sweetie girl. Wonderful pictures. You are so blessed. Have a wonderful day!

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Happy Birthday Addison!

Boyd Family said...

Happy Birthday Addison!! We love you and hope you had a great day!!!

Megan said...

Happy Birthday Addison! Loved the pictures, Landon looks like her at that age. You did get lucky with her, she is such a wonderful girl! Enjoy your girls' day out.

Allison Scherer said...

Happy Birthday Addison! We thought of you all day (everytime we looked at our refrigerator door and saw the big reminder note "Addison's Birthday). We hope you had a special day! Pedicures with Mom sound way too fun!
Uncle Kurt, Aunt Allison, Isabella & Joshua

tammy said...

She is just adorable at every age.

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

ah, you are a good mom, i can tell in your choice of words. happy bday to your sweet baby. you both look so happy!

Verde Farm said...

I’m playing catch up this weekend and I want to say Happy Belated Birthday Addison :) I got teary reading this post written with so much love and pride in a beautiful daughter. It warms my heart. She is absolutely precious and you can see in her eyes she is a fun, happy, big hearted young lady. I hope your pedis were wonderful and her big day adding a new digit to her age was extra special.
Hugs, Amy

Rainy Day Farm said...

Thanks you.

Verde Farm said...

Hey Lady, I wanted to make sure you knew I did my tag response a couple of weeks ago. I know you’ve been busy but wanted you to see it when you get a chance :) It’s called a delayed tag response :)

Aledia said...

Happy Birthday to Addison!
Just wanted to let you know that you have a blog award waiting for you today over at my blog so check it out when you get the chance! :)

Shahana said...

Great to see your girl growing up. Wish her all the best and happy birhtday.