BC: "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." ~ Abraham Lincoln
1: Happy Birthday!!
2: I was in labor for about ten hours with an all natural birth. The second my eyes met yours, my heart filled with love that I had never experienced before!
4: First day at home! | Riley rushed right over to say hello!
5: You are so alert and responsive within a few days of being home! I love every second of your existence! | Some snuggle time after nursing
6: Sweet Dreams, Love! XOXO (3 weeks old)
7: "a baby girl... one of the most beautiful miracles in life, one of the greatest joys we can ever know, and one of the reasons why there is a little extra sunshine, laughter and happiness in your world today."
8: "a daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart." | .................................................. | our hearts are filled with happiness. our lives are filled with love. we have the baby girl we have been dreaming of.
9: This is your first road trip to Central FL for your very first Thanksgiving! (You @ one month old with your great-grandma) Look how alert! You are so interested about your surroundings!
10: I I | You are growing so fast! Look how intrigued you are by your baby doll. 3 months old
11: Happy girl!!! You smile at everyone and everything!
12: We are so amazed my how much you have changed in three months! You like to squeal and make funny noises. | You have mastered thumb sucking! This is your method to self sooth.
13: One minute you are active and eager to do new things, and the next you're fast asleep! All the playing sure wears you out!
14: It was so fun to watch you try your very first solid food! You made the most hilarious face when tasting a lemon and you didn't care for summer squash either. Your favorites were bananas, sweet potatoes and avocado. I can't wait until you are old enough to start learning to cook. We're going to have so much fun in the kitchen together.
15: "a baby girl... one of the most beautiful miracles in life, one of the greatest joys we can ever know, and one of the reasons why there is a little extra sunshine, laughter and happiness in your world today." | 6 months old!
16: If you're happy and you know it, do a split! Our little water baby! Such an explorer. You are blossoming into a beautiful little girl right before our eyes. | 8 Months
17: Happy 1st Birthday, Princess!
18: 1st Birthday pictures
19: Not into the cake, mommy! | HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SWEET PEA, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! WE LOVE YOU, BIG GIRL!
20: Such a happy girl.. ready to play with all my friends that came to celebrate!
21: Present Time!
22: Loves water play/ bath time 15 months old
24: You are our outdoor explorer! It's a big world for a little girl, and you are curious about it all! | 17 months old!!
25: "Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence. " - Maria Montessori | 18 mo. old
26: We love our summer days! Salt water splashing on our skin, sand in between our toes, sand castle building, and playing chase on the beach.. that is what memories are made of!
27: 19 months old
28: Happy 2nd Birthday, Kylee!
29: Terrific Two! It is your day, sunshine! You brighten our lives . I am so proud to call you my daughter.
30: "I have so much I can teach her and pull out of her. I would say you might encounter defeats but you must never be defeated. I would teach her to love a lot. Laugh at the silliest things and be very serious. I would teach her to love life. I could do that." -Maya Angelou
31: Two years has already passed and it has been the best two years of our lives! Such a BIG personality for such a little girl! Words cannot express how much you mean to us!
32: Birthday girl!
33: 3rd Birthday! "Carebears and Gymnastics!"
34: You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy... ALL THE TIME!
35: First dentist visit - 3 yrs old | Photo op with the friendly Key deer at Pop-pop's house! | Cruisin' Pop-pop's neighborhood!!
36: Happy 4th Birthday, Kylee!!
37: Kylee, you have grown to be.. -Adventurous -Loving -Independent & - Intelligent No matter how old you are or independent you will be, you will always be our babygirl
38: Time is flying by and now you are 5!! Happy Birthday beautiful! | You have become your own person and I love everything about you! You are my creative, active, charming, smart little girl! My "baby" is about to enter Kindergarten..oh the bittersweet moments of motherhood!
40: Kylee still enjoys playing dress-up. I love how she likes to mimic things I do and say! We should consider theatre for this girl! | Kylee is such a girly-girl!
41: first grader!!! | Kylee loves to go for nature walks | We love to make elaborate princess castles with our Legos and blocks
42: Kylee is a Brownie with the local Girl Scout troop. It provides lots of structure and is beneficial to her budding social and emotional development. I let Kylee pick a hobby and this is what she chose! I am so proud of her commitment!
43: It is hysterical to watch you with Aubree Grace! You have gained control over your emotions and have adapted well to being a big sister! | Kylee loves staying busy with her friends! They are so much fun to be around!
44: You have been making tons of friends with boys and girls! | Slumber parties with your girl friends are always fun! | 10 YEARS OLD | My smart, funny, witty Kylee! | Kylee participated in a week long science venture with her 5th grade class in the mountains
45: Some of your hobbies... | Reading, writing, basketball, and bike riding are a few things you enjoy! I love watching you grow every day! it does not get any better than this!
46: Kylee @ 11 years old!! | kylee is turning into such a beautiful young lady! we blinked and you turned 11! time flies when you're havin' fun!!
47: From infancy to adolescence we have endured a lot. A new chapter is opening in your life as you turn into a young lady! There is no need to worry about your physical appearance or popularity status, why? Because we love you for you! Every mother needs a daughter for retail therapy! XOXO
48: "Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments"- Rose Kennedy | My first born is already a teenager! 13 years of lovely memories & anticipating many, many more!
49: Water park! | Kylee and Aubree at the Lagoon water park! | My high schooler! | Obsessed with your hair!
50: Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years. ~Author Unknown | 15 already?! You will always be my baby <3
51: 16 has been the year of independence! You got a part time summer job, a driver's license, a little more freedom with friends, and dating a nice young man! I don't know if I want to smile or cry!
52: Congratulations, Kylee! You are onto another chapter in your life- emerging adulthood! | You will be successful in whatever you choose in life and we will always be there to support you - NO MATTER WHAT! I am so proud of the young lady you are- and the woman you are becoming!
53: "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. An you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go." ~ Dr. Seuss