Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Brooklyn!!!

My baby girl turned 10 yesterday! I wanted to post this yesterday but alas, I was all partied out and wasn't able to get to it. Anyhow, I CAN NOT believe she is 10. As I was looking through old pictures I was reminded of all the fun stages of Brooklyn's life. Brooklyn has always been such a joy. I could not remember a time in her life that she was difficult. Wait! Yes, there was a time...she refused to come out! She decided to grace the world with her presence 10 days after her due date. I guess if that is all the trouble she ever causes I'll take it. In all seriousness we have been blessed to have this kind-hearted, beautiful, gracious, intelligent, dramatic, dependable little girl in our home. While I don't look forward to her getting older, I can't wait to see the amazing young woman she will soon be. We love you Brooklyn!! Happy Birthday! Here are some pictures of our sweet girl through the years!

Brooklyn was born at 10:03 a.m. at UMC in Las Vegas. She was 8 lbs. 9 oz. and 20 in. long. Among the people present at her birth were her Great Grandma and Grandpa Quillen, Great Aunt Beck, Grammy Suzie, Aunt Charity and of course mom and dad! Brooklyn was both the first grandchild and great grandchild (as was I).

My little cheerleader! Although she has no interest in that now. She loves to play volleyball.

Brooklyn at age 1.

No one could pout like Brooklyn. But, of course at 2 that's a given!

Brooklyn at age 3. This was one of my favorite costumes on her. She was such a cutie!!

She has been the best big sis! Brooklyn insisted on staying the night in the hospital with us. She was so excited to have a little brother.

Love this picture! Age 5

She loves dressing as a witch, she does it almost every year. Age 6

Dancing Queen!! Age 7

I wanted to post these 3 at age 8. The best thing about her turning 8 was her baptism and I wish I had those pictures to post. Her dad has them and I know he will give me copies as soon as he can (hint hint Chris). As you can see, Brooklyn decided to cut her hair. Not because she wanted shorter hair but to donate the hair to Locks of Love. I had my very good friend Staci, a cancer survivor herself, do this for her.

She looks so grown up here. She's aways been very tall. I'm pretty sure she's going to pass me up here in a few short years!

And here is our Birthday Girl sitting with the goods. I think her favorite gift this year was the purple iPod her daddy gave her. Happy Birthday to our Beautiful little girl!


Anonymous said...

Cute, cute girl! Happy Birthday Big B! Hope you guys had a fantastic Thanksgiving. I'll call you for all the details. Love, Aub

The Wachel Family said...

I still remember the day she was born...I think I slept about 3 hours on that hard floor and it was ALL worth it by 8am the next morning! Happy Birthday Brooklyn!!! We love you!

Robin said...

I will have a 10 year old myself soon. I still can't believe it. Brooklyn is beautiful!

Burgon Fam said...

oh...my cute little Brooklyn... she just gets bigger and bigger...its sad but yet again she just gets more and more beautiful...and what could be wrong with that???