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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"I Love You More Than Yesterday, But Not As Much As Tomorrow"


If you know nothing else about me, you'll know that my world pretty much revolves around one person. Anyone who knows me knows how proud I am. & anyone who knows her, understands it is warranted.

Today my not so little Princess is celebrating her 7th birthday.

Family Beach Trip, August 2009

I can't even attempt to explain where 7 years went. Weren't we just celebrating your 6th birthday??

This time 7 years ago, I was sitting in a hospital. At this point I was up for almost 22 hours. I would never have known that I would not be going to sleep that day and be awake for a grand total of 35 hours. But to know I was the second family member to meet her beautiful face, it was all worth it.

Sleepover, November 2009

She makes me proud.
Every single day.
She's excelling in every subject and loves Math most.
Vito couldn't be happier.

Christmas Day, 2009

Her laugh is infectious and her smile radiates.
She loves to make silly pictures, I've taught her that art.

Sleepover, February 2010

Her goals and ambitions in life right now are to be like her mommy or be a babysitter.
Her favorite color is blue, like her daddy's, and like her eyes.

Sleepover, June 2010

She's passed 1st grade and never wants summer to end.
She hates getting up early and would like in flip flops if she could.
Every time we are in the car, she asks for the fun singing song, in which we blare "Don't Stop Believin'" the Glee version and sing at the top of our lungs. On repeat.
Yes, she is obviously related to me.

My Birthday, May 2010

My Princess is growing up. Even though I'm sad (read: I cried in the Hallmark store trying to find a card) that she is growing up too fast for my liking, I'm even more proud and curious to see what the future holds for her and where her path will lead her.

Happy Birthday Pookie Princess.
Thank you for teaching me life is worth living and for showing me happiness.
You will now and forever be my cuddle bug.

Loving you always,
Essa

12 comments:

amanda leeann said...

this just made me cry (doesn't take much these days, but still).

makes me wish i was closer to my nieces, so i could really be there for them.

happy birthday princess!

Alexandria said...

Oh how I know this feeling! Nieces are the BEST thing on the planet, and you have a spectacular one!

Happy Birthday Big Girl!!

Brittany said...

Aw!! Happy 7th Birthday! I hope she has a wonderful birthday! I know her Aunt V will make it the greatest!

Lildonbro said...

So cute!! She seems like a fun 7-year old! Happy B-day!

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Annie Cristina said...

Happy birthday to your little princess! She's adorable. :)

Meghan O said...

awww Happy Birthday to your princess!! She is sooo adorable! And I am soo happy she loves Math ;) too precious!

Heather said...

Awwww I hope she has a wonderful birthday :)!!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Aw, happy birthday to her!

its simple love said...

Awe. What a sweet post. I truly love the quote, your title. So perfect.

Rachael

adri said...

aww, this just brought joy to my soul! :)

~kiMbeRLy~ said...

Awwww this put a lump in my throat! This is how it should be...close families! She is a doll Happy Birthday to her!