On this day 9 years ago around 3:30 pm my oldest child made her appearance and my life forever changed. I think for the better, actually I know for the better. I always assumed that I would be a boy mom just because I don’t and didn’t feel as if I’m sympathetic enough to be a girl mom, but so far this is the beautiful life that God has blessed me with and I know I’m not the best at it but we get by and I feel as if I’ve raised a damn good kid. Anyway – today we celebrated her and her 9 years of life.
I have received these emails from Babycenter.com since before she was born, they would tell me how big she was in my stomach, the terrible twos (threes were worse), and the bossiness that would occur with an older child. I would read over these emails and confirm or deny what was happening until about a week ago they said they would no longer be e-mailing because my baby was about to be 9 and they stop at that age. Heartbreak. Everything hit me at once, my baby is no longer a baby and the ugly tears came. Even today as Time Hop was showing me all through the years previous on her birthday and the picture above popped up and ugly tears as I was setting up her surprises. Time. Flies.
She has been begging to take piano lessons for over a year now. After failed attempts at cheerleading and softball, we are hoping that she enjoys music. We have grilled into her it isn’t easy and you have to practice everyday. Her big surprise was that.. an electronic keyboard and piano lessons. She was excited but claimed she did see me texting a piano teacher. *eye roll*
My mom wanted her to have a new bedroom set and asked her what theme she wanted to do and Jaeden said, “Paris!”. Okay we can work with that. So my mom got her a new comforter set, an Eiffel Tower lamp and dry erase board. We had previously purchased a used dresser, that we scored from Goodwill for 25$ (she has been due for new furniture for awhile now. Her dresser is as old as her). It has been in the garage for a couple of months. Wade has chalk painted and antiqued a lot of our furniture and with the Paris theme you can’t go wrong with some antiqued furniture. Here are pictures of her bedroom surprise.
Her Grammy and Pop sent her some money which is always good and she was very appreciative of. Overall, I think she had a great day! Sometimes I don’t think she realizes how lucky she is, but I take it with stride and try to get her to appreciate and take care of her things.
We are all very tired and worn out. Bed time has come easy tonight especially after the pizza dinner she chose as her birthday meal (and the chocolate cheesecake). 🙂 Hello, Carbs… So another year has come and gone and my little girl is officially nine… I don’t think she will ever know how much she has done for me in the nine years of life that she has had. So thankful that God chose me as her momma.