Friday, August 14, 2009

To my Peet

Four years ago, at 10:30am, you were brought into the world 3 weeks early. Weighing in at 6 lbs 8 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long, you felt so tiny in our arms. We had been waiting for that day for a very long time, but we couldn't prepare ourselves for the feelings that overcame us when you looked at us for the first time with your big, beautiful eyes. The same eyes that have shared every emotion that you are feeling since the day you were born. The same eyes that can quickly break your daddy when you want something. I imagine that by time you read this, you will have mastered this trick and wouldn't be able to county how many times it worked.

You have brought your daddy and me SO much joy to our lives. Our love was strong and deep before you were born, but you brought our love to another level we never knew we had and we continue to be amazed by you daily. Love you baby girl.


These are a few quotes taken from letters and cards we received when you were born:

"Every first experience that you accomplish will be recorded and will bring endless joy to your parents. Welcome to this world full of love for you." --Great Aunt Janine, Katie, and Missy

"When you awake at 2am, you haven't showered in days and your hubby is snoring asleep in the next room, remember she is going to be your best friend and spending this special time with her will fill your heart with love. Cherish it." --Kari Sweatt

"The love in your heart that you can give, is more than you can give in one lifetime." --Grandma Donna

"You will love her more than anything else in the world" --Lisa Smith

"May God bless you both during this wonderful time in your life! She will be a true blessing for everyone" --Aunt Lauren

"We love you all forever and a day." --Mimi and Papa

"May all your wishes and dreams come true plus much more." --Peepaw and Cody

"Always look to God in happiness, sadness, frustration, and love." --Amber and Rickey

"Get ready and let the "fun" begin! May the Lord's hand always be on your sweet baby girl!" --Richard and Brenda

"You guys made one of the most beautiful peoples I've ever seen before!" --Uncle Josh


Here are some fun facts about you right now:

**You have a few different nicknames and these are just a few--Your daddy has called you gooey buns since your first month of life. We were watching an episode of CSI and they were investigating at a cinnamon roll company named Gooey Buns. It was perfect representation for all those diapers you went through. Your Uncle Nathan nicknamed you Leelee and is commonly used by your Mimi and here and there from your momma. Peet comes from me and it throws most people off, but some times you even correct me if I call you something different. Peet comes from me calling you sweetie, then sweetie pea, then sweetie peet, then just peet. So in case, you are still wondering-there ya have it.

**You are a smarty pants and LOVE to learn new things. Your most recent achievement includes learning where your phalanges, metatarsals, tarsals, clavicle, skull, rib cage, femur, and patella are within a couple of days. You are still working on the others.

**When you are really sleepy, you play with your hair.

**You call your freckles, polka dots and the one on your belly, freckle belly.

**Your favorite song is still the ABC song.

**You love toys that have lots of parts to separate, organize, make patterns, etc.

**One of your favorite things to do is when we go on a frog hunts at night with me and your daddy.

**You call every kid you see, your friend.

**You have been caught more times then I can count, eating peanut butter out of the jar with a spoon.

**The way you say refrigerator still cracks me and your daddy up so we fail at correcting it. Chig-arator.

**You think the word explode is rumbode. So around a week ago, you got really upset and were crying saying that your drink rumbode.

Happy 4th Birthday!!!!!!

See Birthday Countdown from last year for more pics or watch the video below.


Britt said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

GinSpaghetti said...

Dear Aleeyah, HAPPY, HAPPY birthday to you!!! Lots of love!!!
Gin, Nola, Luka and Finley =^..^=

(blogger's word is "fiestist" fiesta!)

Becky said...

I can't believe she is already 4. Happy Birthday!!!

Da MiMi said...

We said it four years ago (could it have been that long ago?!), and we'll say it again - we love you - forever - and a day.... mimi and pawpaw

Jill Foley said...

Happy Birthday Aleeyah!!! You have the same middle name as me...and our birthdays are only 10 days apart! Too bad we didn't live closer together, we could have a party together! I LOVE 4 year old style parties!!

Domestic Goddess said...

LOVE this post!!!

Happy Birthday Aleeyah!!!!!!

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