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Happy birthday to our princess!!!

Five years ago TODAY…Richard was filming THIS…

I can’t believe it’s been five years!!! And here is Parker meeting her!!

It blows me away how fast time flies!!! Richard and I stayed up until midnight last night watching old videos!!! It started with this one and then we just couldn’t stop. We just relished in the years we’ve had as parents. Oh how I wish I could stop time!!!

Laney turns 1…

Laney turns 2…

Laney turns 3…

Laney turns 4…

Laney is FIVE!!!
SHE’S MY GIRL!!!!!!!

She, Parker and I stayed up last night and made GINGERBREAD girl and boy to take to school today to celebrate her BIG day!!! (By the way…if you don’t have time to actually COOK the gingerbread boy–we HIGHLY recommend this pre-cooked one at Trader Joes!!!!)
I think I spy someone sneaking some sprinkles in the background of this one…

Please note Laney exchanged the blue eyes for brown eyes to match hers:)

I can’t describe the connection I have with this girl!!! She has the sweetest spirit…and loves her brothers so. She has the most compassionate heart-and I am so honored to be given the responsibility to raise her. And BOY do we have a FUN Saturday planned to celebrate turning 5!!! I’ll give you a few hints…

I’ll be wearing a colorful clown wig…singing will be involved by yours truly…AND

There will be LOTS of these…

And LOTS of giggles!!! Can’t wait to celebrate with her little girlfriends!!!

Happy 5th birthday sweet girl!!! Momma is happy to see you so happy…but momma is sad to watch you grow up SO QUICKLY!!! Love you to pieces!!!

JonesEthiopia - December 1, 2010 - 9:46 pm

What a precious girl… Love the pictures of her as she ages. Happy Birthday!

Jenny - December 1, 2010 - 9:52 pm

Oh goodness!!! HAPPY Birthday Laney!!! I still can’t bear to face the fact that Parker is 5 1/2 and Andrew is 7… I wish I could freeze time, too!

Thanks again for celebrating with us:) loved chatting with you AND Frank;)

kristi johnson - December 1, 2010 - 11:17 pm

too cute…happy bday big girl!! what a doll!! Go look at my blog and see what I got sent to me today…so neat, kj

Alison - December 1, 2010 - 11:24 pm

Happy Birthday to sweet Laney!! Hope you had a great birthday!!!

missy - December 1, 2010 - 11:34 pm

happy birthday laney. love all those pix!

p.s. our trader joe’s is opening in a couple of weeks…merry christmas to me!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kelly Jo - December 1, 2010 - 11:57 pm

love all the pics…she is so beautiful…happy birthday sweet girl!!

Abby - December 2, 2010 - 12:32 am

It’s crazy how fast they grow up. Happy Birthday to your sweet Laney girl:)

Megan - December 2, 2010 - 1:19 am

Having a little two year old…seeing that HUGE change between 2&3 terrifies me a lil bit =) What PRECIOUS videos though! Happy Birthday Laney!

Tisha Alexander - December 2, 2010 - 2:59 am

Yes, they do grow up far too fast! Happy Birthday Laney!!! Being 5 ROCKS!!

Becca - December 2, 2010 - 6:57 am

Happy Birthday to a little cutie! 🙂 ps – we want to hang out again soon? would y’all be free for dinner sometime soon?

Shannon - December 2, 2010 - 8:54 am

Laney is a joy and a light to everyone who meets her. Happy Birthday, sweet girl! Erica is SOOO excited for the party Saturday. She can’t stop talking about it.

Deborah L. King - December 2, 2010 - 10:33 am

Happy Birthday to sweet Laney. By the way, what is Trader Joes. I heard you mention it a few times.

Elle J - December 2, 2010 - 2:24 pm

Happy Birthday to your sweet and beautiful big girl. Enjoy a blessed birthday celebration today and this weekend.

Gretchen - December 2, 2010 - 4:11 pm

She really is such a beautiful little girl! Sounds like her heart is just the same!

Debb - December 2, 2010 - 5:54 pm

what a sweet and beautiful little girl! you are such a great mommy! have a super fun party Sat! can’t wait to see pics! 🙂

Kim Bedzyk - December 2, 2010 - 7:46 pm

She has the cutest lips! Happy Birthday Lanie!

Erin Crenshaw - December 11, 2010 - 10:50 pm

Awe, what precious pictures! Looked like a super-fun party!! I hope you get to feeling better soon, Andrea!