Monday, September 20, 2010

I uuh toooo!

Dear Naomi,
I absolutely love you. I love being your mom. It is a privilege to be able to raise you.  You are so beautiful. I want to be a better person because you are my daughter. I want to be more of the person that you can look up to, and the woman that I hope you will be someday.  You are a gift. You are my gift.
Happy Birthday! You are TWO!

For your birthday Dad stayed up till 3am putting together your new play kitchen. 
Mom was sewing you a duvet cover and swearing like a sailor through every stitch.  But you don't know that.
I will not sew your wedding or prom dress. So don't ask.
You love doggies so much so,we took you to pet smart on your birthday to look at the puppies, then out to I-hop to eat blueberry pancakes (and because kids eat free) but you also don't know that.
YOu made a MESS. Just like always.

Dad let you open another gift that night. Play food to go with your kitchen.
You and Cache played forever with the kitchen and food next morning. 
I even got to shower while you guys played.
Here you are above showing us how old you are with your two fingers.
Oh we SO do love you.

One of you favorite gifts are your cards.
You carry them around, like to put them on the fireplace and tell everyone
that the card is "my bertday gorl."  
This makes me very happy.

We saved your cake for the next day when Uncle Sam and Grandma Colette 
came to town. I made you a dog food cake. 
Grandma used the left overs to whip out a puppy cake. 

 Cousin Krista brought you "puppy ears" 
to wear at your puppy party.

You had a surprise visitor: "Cousin Grandma"(grandma Orton) popped into town right 
when the party started!  
What a lucky "Bertday gorl" you are to have BOTH grandma's at your party!

You and Cache are everything to us.
We love you.

H a p p y B i r t h d a y !


Kara and Chant said...

I was thinking about you guys on the 16th and hoping you were having a good day. Those pictures are so cute! She looks so big! And the cakes are awesome! Happy B-Day Naomi.

Elisabeth (and Tyler) said...

She looks SO grownup!! Is it the haircut?? Holy cow, that happened overnight. What an awesome Mom you are. That puppy food cake is the coolest. Ever! Love you!

Nick and Sarah Leonard said...

I love how the cakes turned out! Naomi looks so pretty in her little blue dress. You guys are so good at making Birthdays special for your kiddos. Love you!

Nick and Sarah Leonard said...

I mean pink dress : ).

Cindy Spratling said...

Ahhhh! Naomi is so cute and an absolute replica of her mother! I love your fireplace too. Miss you guys tons! Happy Birthday Naomi!!!!!

Tait said...

She is so squishable. if that is a word. So dang cute. Love the dog bowl and cake. How cute.

Cher said...

Happy Birthday Nay Nay! I love you too:)

Andrea Bemis said...

I can't believe how different she already looks! So grown up! We miss you guys!!

Lorrie and Kent said...

Had lunch with Janette and she said to tell you she loved you. I do too. You have an amazing effect on people. What a lovely daughter and good mom.

sillynicolegirl said...

Happy Birthday Naomi!!! Can't believe she's two already! It makes me sad to think the only time ive met this little person was at J.Levy's wedding when she was just a little butterball suckin' on a binki! I see a lot of you in her. And she sounds like a hoot to be around, oh how I wish Quinten and her could meet. He loves the older girls :)
Hope you are feeling well!!
xoxo Nicole