Tuesday, March 16, 2010

On This Day, 5 Years Ago

March 16, 2005 My Jeopardy baby was born. We joked during my labor that she had better hurry up- we didn't want to miss Jeopardy. It had become our evening wind down for the last few months of our pregnancy and we were looking forward to 7:30 that evening so we could watch. She was born at 7:29. Did what she was asked but in a way that guaranteed she got her way and we didn't get ours... and that we would be ok with it. And life has pretty well followed that pattern ever since. She's pushed and tested those limits and I should have seen it coming!
Day One...
First Birthday
Second Birthday
Third Birthday... and this one came with a baby brother!

Fourth Birthday

And now she's 5 years old. Starting to read. Laughing at farts, fake burping in hysterical laughter. Writing and coloring and drawing. Imaginary play with ponies and little people in her dollhouse. Her favorite dinner is chicken nachos. She will do just about anything for the promise of dessert. She can be stubborn and obstinate. She can be full of joy and curiousity. She's smart- sometimes too smart. She pushes and pulls and has a very firm hold on our hearts. She is the first to call me Mommy... the first to call me Mean Mommy... the first to call him Daddy.

Happy 5th Birthday, Teagan!

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13 comments:

Katherine said...

She is just darling.

It's amazing how much our first child shapes us, our views towards parenting, and what we do with the next child. And all the time, we think we're shaping them.

Mellodee said...

Congratulations to all of you! Enjoy every minute you can....they go by so quickly!

Kittem said...

Happy birthday, Teagan!

Mary P said...

Happy Birthday to Teagan! I LOVE the picture of her with her hands on her hips...what an expression!

Shell said...

Happy birthday! Love that last pic!

7:29..it's like she was messing with you!

~ Lori ~ said...

Happy Birthday Teagan and Congragulations to you and Jeff for making it through the first 5 years! You both will have many more fun and interesting times with your children.

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

I can't decide if I like the 1st year pic with the glasses or the current hands on hips photo. Get that girl to a talent scout - quick!

CaJoh said...

Love the attitude of that last pic.

Happy birthday!!!

Nancy C said...

Happy Birthday! What a beauty! And what a lovely tribute. Your love pours off the screen.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

She looks like the epitome of a happy child!

Love the pigtails!!

Amy said...

Way behind in my blog reading, but wanted to pop in and say Happy Birthday Teagan! They go from little to how-did-you-get-that-old-? so quickly!

Sarah said...

I'm getting ready to do my 5 yr old post for my middle "baby". Where does the time go! I love your post and I LOVE the last picture!

C. Beth said...

Great post. :) And her blue eyes--WOW.