Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Six

This was originally posted last year and I'm reposting and adding to it for this year!

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.
   
And now she's six. We're coming to the end of Kindergarten. She reads Dr. Seuss books to her little brother at bedtime. She plays out front by herself. She is independent- eager to do things on her own. She loves to be tickled, she loves to laugh. Doing something she thinks is grown up but that gets her in trouble is true heartbreak for her. She has friends- everyone wants to be her friend. She's smart and funny and silly. She's not afraid to play tough and get sweaty but she also enjoys being a girly girl in a skirt and fairy wings. She likes her nicknames, she likes feeling special. She hates chocolate, loves tomatoes and strawberries. She's most excited about a special birthday dinner with Aunt Christy- they're going out for sushi. She has compassion for animals and is learning more and more about the plight of other people.


Happy 6th Birthday, Teagan!

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16 comments:

mimbles said...

Hey Teagan, hippo birdy two ewes! Hope you have the most fabulous birthday celebrations ever!

Matty said...

She's a cutie pie. Happy Birthday!!

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

Happy birthday. I love the hands on the hips photo. That's her to a T... get it?

Momza said...

what a cutie! hope her day is perfect!

Lynn Freeman said...

Wow....6 years old. Look at the difference between years 3 and 4 on her - she lost that "baby" look. Now she's a pretty young little girl with lots of 'tude and a future full of so much promise.

I still remember her BIRTH day like it was yesterday...I remember your birth story and the months that followed. I'm so blessed to have watched T grow to be 6. And to be able to watch her continue to grow.

Happy Birthday Teagan!

~ Lori ~ said...

Awwww....so sweet to see her photos through the years. Happy Birthday Miss T! Have an awesome birthday!

Katherine said...

Happy Birthday to your little girl! They grow up so fast.

Call Me Cate said...

Happy birthday to Teagan! She sounds like my kind of girl.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Teagan!! :o)

(from Pastor Jennifer)

Beth Zimmerman said...

Happy Birthday, Teagan!

Rebecca said...

She is gorgeous~ Happy Birthday~

C. Beth said...

Awesome--what a girl! Happy birthday to Teagan!

Karen Peterson said...

Wow, 6!

I've found with my nephew, every age is my favorite.

Expats Again said...

A great post and memory for your daughter one day chronicling her growth. I wish my mother had done something like this for me.

Leticia said...

A day late and 6 dollars short...I hope her day was fabulous! <3

blueviolet said...

Happy Birthday to your darling little girl. Isn't it fun now that you can really see her personality coming out?