Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

I can't believe you're 3 today. You're no longer a baby. It seems like just yesterday that your daddy and I were at the hospital, pacing the halls, waiting for your arrival. The moment I saw your face I was instantly more in love with a human being than I ever thought possible. My heart became 100 times bigger. You were just perfect with your dark hair and chubby cheeks. It was absolutely one of the best days of my life.

I never could have imagined the joy and fun you would bring into our lives.

You have such a little sense of humor and say some of the funniest things I have ever heard. You're bossy. You love others deeply even at your young age. You're smart. You love to sing and be sung to. Your favorite song to sing is Mr. Golden Sun. You are an extremely picky eater. Your favorite foods are peanut butter and jelly, chicken mcnuggets, pancakes and macaroni and cheese. You obey so well and are easily disciplined. Your giggle is contagious and my favorite sound in the entire world. You speak way beyond your years. You love to be independent. One of my favorite things you say is 'yesternight', which basically refers to any time before right now. You love to snuggle...on your terms. It's mandatory that anytime Rocky goes outside he must first go through your legs and then out the door. You're sweet and kind. You're dramatic. You sometimes wrap your arms around me and daddy and say, "my favorite people".

You make me want to be a better mommy and woman. Your life has brought your daddy and me closer together and more in love. You set a good example of what real love looks like. I could not imagine a life without you. You bring bright beautiful colors into my world.

My beautiful, kind, funny, smart, loving, independent, sweet, darling Chloe....I love you more than measly words can say. I love you to the ends of the earth. I love you to the depths of the sea.

My sweet girl...I love you 'to the moon and back'.

Happy Birthday baby girl. Your daddy and I are so proud of you already!


Laura said...

Happy birthday Chloe!

Kate said...

This is absolutely beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing.

Amber said...

that was too sweet, ash! happy birthday,chloe!

The Yates Family said...

Happy birthday Chloe!

Ash, your words moved me. I just can't wait to experience this kind of love for Evan in just a few short weeks!

Missy said...

Happy Birthday Chloe!!!! Very Well said Ashleigh! It was beautiful! Missy

Ron Riegel said...

Now you know how your Mom and I have felt about you since the day we first saw you. You are an amazing Mom and Wife! And Chloe is who she is because of you! Beauty runs deep in your home. I love you all so much!

Pam said...

That was beautiful Ashleigh~Happy Birthday Chloe!

Jessica said...

This is simply beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes! Chloe is very blessed to have such a wonderful mama. I'm so happy to have discovered your blog. :)