Saturday, June 21, 2008

Thirteen years ago I held a sweet, smiling baby in my arms ...

That baby has morphed into ...

A funloving seven year old ...
A curious eight year old ...
A creative nine year old...
A best friend 10 year old ...

A moody, eleven year old ...


A joy to be with twelve year old ...
A poised, intelligent, sweet, smart, slightly obnoxious, Teenager.May I introduce to you, my newly minted teenager, Batya.

I love you, sweetie!

9 comments:

Kristen said...

Special moments indeed in both your children's lives. Enjoy it all, it passes so quickly.

Dee said...

Happy Birthday!!!

You have much fun to look forward to. I loved my son's teen years. I think the books all have it wrong.

For me ... it was the baby years that were hard. The teen years were good.

Mary said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope the day is filled with fun and chocolate!

sloth-knits said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Susan said...

Happy, happy birthday Batya. May these years as you continue to grow, learn, and create be easy on your folks. Some obnoxious moments are to be expected though *G*

Penny said...

Happy Birthday Batya! May these years be one of fun, learning, friendship, and adventure. Feel free to question anything and everyone.

Just be mindful that your parents *do* love you and can see some things that you can't right now. Trust me on this one, I'm not /that/ old yet. It was fun, I laughed, I cried, I screamed at mum (how could she understand?), but I survived. You will too. {hugs} Have a wonderful time!

(and much love to mum & dad)

Anonymous said...

And we love you too.

Cookie said...

Happy Birthday, Batya! ♥

I'd be moody, too, if I was wearing that skirt. ;^)

Cat said...

Happy birthday teen squid, sweetie!!!!! Oh my in that first picture you look so much like my gf Natalie.

LOL Little Squid is sooo cute.

Hugs!!!