Thursday, July 24, 2008

Our Little Girl is Growing Up

Today my darling Olivia turned 4. She is an amazing human being. Smart and creative, sensitive and kind, perceptive and funny, loving and compassionate. I often look at her in wonder, at a loss for why I was blessed with this incredible little girl. And I thank God every day that I was.
My love for her runs deep; it is beyond measure, without condition. I am so proud to be her mom.

This is the year in pictures. She has grown so much - physically, mentally, emotionally. I look back at who she was just one year ago and find her barely recognizable.













These last 2 were taken today. They are the 1st "professional" photos we've had taken of her since she was 4 months old. I thought it was about time.

12 comments:

K J and the kids said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE MISS OLIVIA !!!
FOUR ! she's practically grown. :)
She is such a sweetheart....kiss her whole face off for me.

Also, we will expect to recieve one if not both of those pictures in the mail !! LOVE them. They turned out GORGEOUS !
this isn't a request. don't mess with me...I'm hormonal :) kisses !

J said...

Happy Birthday to a beautiful young lady!
She has grown so much over the course of this year. Thank you for sharing your pictures!

hotomiky said...

Happy Birthday! Already 4 yrs old now! Wow...

She had grown since last fall!

Love those pictures. Can I click and save picture then print to put our ref? She is BEAUTIFUL!

Tammy said...

How sweet! Love the pics! Can't wait to wish OG a big happy birthday in person on Saturday! Wow--4 already! Time flies...

Babykins said...

Happy Birthday Olivia! Just absolutely stunning. Wonderful pics.

beans said...

Wow-she is beautiful. Love the eyes!

planetx said...

Happy Birthday Olivia, she is such a gorgeous young lady

MizB said...

Happy 4TH birthday Olivia !!!
Such beautiful pictures. A charming
girl.

ajs4ever said...

Happy Birthday!!

She is absolutely gorgeous! I loved all the pics, especially the new ones- so pretty!

Twins & 2 Moms said...

Happy Birthday Olivia..
And seriously, could she get any more beautiful? ( I know that didn't come out right ).. But damn, she is pretty!

Jess said...

She is so BEAUTIFUL. It is so crazy how quickly they grow up...soft features and baby fat to angles and muscle. No fair. I always tell Syd that she "better stop growing up!" She says, "I can't help it." Oh, it's too bad!!!!

Dee said...

Happy birthday! She is so beautiful!

BTW - I changed our blog name. We're now raisingrileyjoe.blogspot.com.