Saturday, May 01, 2010

~ONE~

YEAR of our precious Ashlyn!!!!

We can't imagine life without this precious baby girl!!!!

Playing peek-a-boo with mommy & the camera on the eve before her first birthday. Seriously, this year has flown by!!!!! How can she already be ONE!?!?! God has blessed us beyond what we ever imagined in this 5th child of ours. We couldn't not have asked for an easier baby! I daily know & believe it is God's grace expressed to me!!! One of my kids says almost DAILY..... "Mommy, isn't she just the best baby in the whole wide world?" The kids couldn't love her anymore than they do. After a year they STILL "fight" over who gets to hold her, feed her, give her toys, swing her, push her in the stroller, get her up from her nap, etc.....seriously, daily, I break up an argument over who "gets" Ashlyn. This baby girl is their "star." Tomorrow Ashlyn will go with us to watch her brother Zach run a 5K, then to her #3 brother's soccer game, then her #1 & #2 brother's soccer game, then her big sister's soccer game in the afternoon. The plan is to make her a vanilla cake topped with whipped cream & strawberries which we can't wait to see her eat it. The kids have been talking about how fun it will be to watch her. She has a fan club, and her "party" will be THEM!!!! Happy Birthday, Ashlyn. We love you, and thank God for you, and look forward to the coming year watching you grow & change even more!!!! I am thinking by age 2, your siblings will stop "fighting" over you. We'll see......

4 comments:

Angela Gifford said...

Great pictures! :D

Kristin said...

I love all of her expressions. She seems to also have a fun
personality!

Anonymous said...

She is such a doll! Absolutely adorable!!!

The Van Dyk Family said...

Oops...didn't mean to be anonymous :P I just wrote the last comment :)