Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Day Late...Bad Mommy!!

Can you believe that this TINY little beauty...

(These are old pictures that were scanned really weird, but it's all I have!! So sorry that it's weird.)


...is now THIS?!



I can't. I'm in complete denial! My baby girl, that beautiful little thing that made me a mother and gave me the best job in the world, is now a FIVE YEAR OLD!!!!!

That gorgeous little girl came a whole month early and gave me a good scare. We spent way too much time in that darn hospital, hoping and praying every second that she would be strong enough to come home with us. Well, she finally came home, still on all kinds of tubes and monitors and wires. But we were so grateful to get to hold her every second!! And the day the doctor said she was finally perfectly healthy and we got rid of all that medical junk was a serious party for us!!

Now she is my big helper. She likes to help with cleaning and dishes and laundry and with her brother. She helps me with Primary stuff and we do crafts together. We paint nails and watch movies and play with polly's and barbies. And we laugh!! She is such a silly girl. I love her sense of humor!!

But my favorite thing about this girl is that she is just so naturally GOOD. She wants so badly to do what is right. I love that! I rarely have to get after her.

She gives the best hugs and kisses and is so loving and affectionate (at least with me). Although with most everyone else she does things on her own time.

Anyway, yesterday my beautiful little (not so little) Payson Marie turned 5 years old. We made a deal that once she turned five she would stop growing up, but I have a feeling that just won't happen. I guess I'm okay with that. Because every minute of her life with me has been a complete joy (yes, even the hard minutes!) and I can't wait for every minute more that I get with her!!

I love you more than you'll ever know, baby girl!! Happy birthday!!

13 comments:

Burgon Fam said...

And what a sweet little five year old she must be! Happy B-Day Payson

The Brandt Clan Fam! said...

Happy Birthday Precious BIG girl! :) I can't believe she's 5! WOW! And how was YOUR, and JASON'S Birthday!? I have been waiting to hear about that day, too!!!! :)

The Larson Family said...

She really is such a beautiful little girl. It's crazy how fast they grow up! She sounds like such a sweetheart. Must be because she has a good mommy :)

Mandi said...

Happy Birthday late Sweet beautiful girl!! Love you guys!

r said...

Awwwww! HaPpY bIrThDaY, Payson!! She is so gorgeous. Those eyes!

Nic said...

She is so beautiful Mckenna!! Just like her mommy!!!

Scimber said...

Happy Birthday Payson!!!!

(How are we old enough for you to have a five year old?!) We're seriously closing in on 30! EEEEEKKKKKK!

Megan said...

WOW...made me tear up, just thinking about my new baby girl being a big 5-year-old someday. Beautifully written. And such a beautiful, beautiful girl. Lucky girl to have such a loving mama.

Lali Johnson said...

Happy Late B-day Payson! You were a beautiful baby and you are even more beautiful as a five year old! You are a sweet girl and I can't wait to see you again!

Jobi Niu said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAYSON!!!
TIME flies! I remember when you were pregnant with her. SHe is SOOO PRETTY! Such a good, sweet lil girl too.

Trish Griffee said...

Why can't they stay tiny forever!?

L@Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday cutie!! Wow! She's 5?!! She's so gorgeous! you better get your shotgun ready ;)
Linda

Justin Nixon said...

She is a very cute little girl. You make cute kids :)