Monday, April 14, 2008

Bad mom, bad mom

The birthday girl: Green cupcakes with Strawberry Icing:


Braxton wrestling with Mike:


Katie with Alyssa's head in the back:
Yesterday was Taylor's birthday. It is so hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that she is 4. I'm not old enough to have a 4 year old, oh wait, yes I am. I got back from New York late Saturday night and then on Sunday we all went to church and then brought some of her friends back home with us for some pizza, cup cakes, and a rather big play date. She had a miserable time. She stayed up way too late and got up way too early and was very overwhelmed. She kept asking when everyone was going to go home.

I just want to say, Taylor, I loved you the second I found out I was pregnant with you. At 4 you are so mature and easy to get along with. I could have never imagined the joy you have brought me 4 years ago and am so proud to call you my daughter. You are one of the most intelligent children I have come across, you need to dream big, you will achieve it! I hope your birthday turned out to be a pretty good one because you deserve all the happiness in the world, just as you have brought me a ton of happiness. There is nothing you can't accomplish, I hope you always remember that.

9 comments:

Kellan said...

She is so beautiful!!! Happy Birthday to your sweet 4 year old! I'm sorry she was so miserable - that happens. She still a sweetie!

Have a good day Courtney - see you soon - Kellan

my wonderful men... said...

Happy Birthday to Taylor! She is a cutie.

HRH said...

Happy birthday! So sweet and cute and the cupcakes look yummy.

Kathy said...

Sounds like a whirlwind weekend! That was a lovely letter. Did you write it somewhere else for her to read when she is grown? She is a beauty!

Angela said...

Happy birthday to your sweet girl.
I don't blame her I get grumpy with little sleep too.

Mimi's Toes said...

Happy belated birthday to Taylor..Sounded like a great party...I'm craving cupcakes now...

AZMom said...

She is too cute!! Happy belated birthday Taylor!

KC said...

Happy 4th Birthday to Taylor.. and congrats on 4 years of motherhood to you.
Not old enough to have a 4 year old, LOL... Wait till she is 12 and your wondering hey how can this be.. I"m not that old, how do I have a 12 year old.. Princess will be entering into Jr High in the fall.. and I'm still wondering how did that happen..LOL

suchsimplepleasures said...

happy birthday, taylor!! hope you had a wonderful day!