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Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday Baby

This has been such an amazing year and my girl has grown up so much.

We even threw her a curve ball when we brought another child into the mix to vie for attention... we had figured it would mess her up.. but our girl has taken it all in stride and is actually Ty's favorite playmate.  

This one keeps me on my toes like no other.She is way too smart for her own good...and funny!  Oh my can she crack me up...

she also has this serious side that scares the be-geezers outta me.  Oh this girl is gonna give us a run for our money.  I love her with every bit of my soul... but I am ridiculously a bit skeered of the teenage years. 

  On another note... never saw this one coming but Mina's little birthday celebration was pretty hard to explain to our new little man.  He is always aware of who his getting the attention of the moment...


apparently he has not seen too many birthday parties because he was a bit confused and sad while Mina was being showered with attention, songs, and presents.  How do you explain birthdays when you have very limited language...better yet how do we explain that we still have 2 more kiddos with birthdays this week?
He obviously has no concept of Christmas either.  I don't know how he is going to handle the overwhelming excitement of Christmas morning... he will likely pop.  As the simple things like hot cocoa with marshmallows or a pez dispenser are enough to elicit hours of joy and excitement....  Oh goodness it's gonna be a fun few weeks :)

11 comments:

chksngr said...

I would love to be a fly on the wall of your family room on Christmas morning when the entire Christmas experience hits Ty...talk about an amazing thing to see!!!

Ashton said...

Happy Birhday Mina! Wishing her a wonderful day! I can't wait for Andrew to experience Christmas for the first time either...He and Ty will probably respond about the same (:

Truly Blessed said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Miss Mina! Can you believe our little sweeties turned four years old? Hard to believe, when I think back to their sweet little referral pictures, they were tiny little babies then!

I'm sure Ty will get right into the spirit of Christmas, but he might expect this kind of celebration every couple of weeks at his new house!

Merry Christmas!!

Bailey said...

Happy Birthday Mina!!! She is just adorable. Her smile lights up a room. So happy to hear that she and her new brother are getting along so well. Isn't is amazing how wonderful things can work out? Merry Christmas!

The Raudenbush Family said...

Oh, it's going to be an exciting next week for your family! These pictures are amazing--just amazing. Happy birthday to a precious girl!
Kelly

Jenny said...

What an exciting time for your family! Happy Birthday Mina!!!!

Christy and Kevin said...

Happy Birthday to Mina! I know this Christmas will be a very exciting and fun one for your family! So glad you got Ty home n time for the holidays! Keaton is enjoying all of the treats, tree, snowmen, etc.but he does not care for Santa this year!

bbmomof2boys said...

Happy Birthday Mina!!! You are beautiful inside and out!

Our Little T was 26 months when we picked her up in June of 2008. Christmas for her? She was overwhelmed because someone (maybe me) went a tad bit overboard! She did shut down for a bit until she opened up the gift that rocked her world. A baby that looked like her. She named her "Sheshe", went to her little rocker, feed her and was done with the whole thing! She still carries that baby around...

Ty will do fine, try not to make the same mistake I did :) By the way, I'm very partial to that name as its my 20 yr old son's name!

Hugs,
Carla

Melissa said...

Wow! That's crazy how many birthdays u have right around Christmas!
I just love reading about your family,Amy. It's so hard to beleive that no so long ago we were dreaming of PT school and facing Dr. Columbo biology at PBCC. That seems like a lifetime ago!
I hope you all have the best Christmas ever! Love ya!

Gretchen said...

Happy Birthday, Mina! She is such a doll!

Hoping you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Jennifer Barbee said...

Mia had a hard time understanding the birthday thing too. Her birthday is in one week. She's had to wait through EVERYONE else in our family's birthday to get to hers! Great new blog header! Beautiful family!