Thursday, March 29, 2007

Lexi's big day

Lexi is 9! Nine!!
Originally uploaded by mama.milton.
With all the commotion surrounding Zack's birthday, I may not have mentioned that Lexi too had a birthday coming up. Today my little girl turns nine and I can hardly believe it.

Yesterday, my sister and I watched some old videotapes - back when Zack was born and Lexi celebrated her third birthday. After I got past the really bad footage of myself - face broke out and with mastitis - I was taken aback by little Lexi's voice. The curls I remember clearly. But her sweet baby voice; I forgot how fragile and tender it was. It was bittersweet. I never want to be the girl who wishes her kids were little again. I am not there. But I am just a little south, wondering what else I won't remember someday.

I often come to this site and bemoan how tough it can be raising this daughter of mine, but let me set the record straight.

I don't know how I lucked out. Every now and then, it is so clear to me that she is such a great kid. I wouldn't change a thing.

(Which only proves I am a big dope. Everyone else saw it all along.)

Happy birthday my sweet girl. I love you.

The sweets


Carol said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope your day is filled with great fun and happiness...and for some more amazing goodies and resources also visit my blog on Birthday Celebrations sometime and check out all that i've posted there!!!

Oh, The Joys said...

Happy Birthday to her!!

Shari said...

Beautiful girl. Lucky mama, lucky girl.

Dave, Lori, Austin & Caden said...

Where did those 9 years go? Lexi, you're making your Aunt Lori feel old! :0 Love you!