Sunday, March 18, 2007

I can't believe Beth is FOUR!!

Okay, so I'm 2 days late writing this, but its been a busy weekend!

Where did the last 4 years go? I remember the day I had Beth like it was yesterday. I can still VIVIDLY picture the hospital room, the nurses, their voices, the conversations I had with doctors, my mom, my dad, Bob.....I remember that UK won the SEC Tournament while I was in labor and that the TV never went off....and the next thing on TV I remember seeing was That '70's Show at 10:30 p.m. four hours after my csection surgery!! I remember the layout of the room to the inch, I remember the icecream and cranapple juice I ate and drank after she was born and thinking they were crazy when my breakfast showed up the next day with COFFEE! I remember the view from my hospital room and that when we arrived at the hospital, it was the warmest day of the year so far and the L&D floor didn't have working air conditioning! I remember carrying Beth out of the OR on my chest and feeling her breath against my check and inspecting every single toe and finger and Beth had such cute bright red lips and such fat cheeks!
I also remember that she screamed bloody murder the entire first night! Needless to say, it was a memorable night that neither Bob nor I will ever forget!

I remember when she turned 1 and crammed the entire cupcake into her mouth and loved every single bite! She had cute little curls in her hair at age 1!

I remember trying to teach her to walk at the beach and in our yard and she "got it" just a few days after we got home from the beach.

I remember her first tailgate party at a UK Football game and it was the first time she had apple juice and she ran up and down the hotel hall like a crazy girl and it took FOREVER to get her asleep! I remember making the move to Kentucky when she was 21 months old and living with my mom and dad for 4 months...and celebrating her 2nd birtday there.

I remember moving into the house I grew up in and seeing Beth enjoy her new backyard, her new bedroom and her new big girl bed. I remember trying so hard not to scare her when the flood hit our house. I remember Bob trying so hard to save all her toys and clothes (which he did cause the water never got that high, anyway!). I remember our first Christmas in Kentucky and being so thankful to be "home" (and being pregnant with Sarah, too!).

I remember just like it was yesterday, having her 3rd birthday party at our house! I remember when it finally got hot enough to put the little pool in the backyard and the sprinkler up and watching her bounce around the backyard all smiles! I remember the first day of her 3-year-old Nursery School and how she was SO excited to go to "school!"

And that puts us here - 4 years old. WOW - time flies!

And this one isn't from her party, but its a good one from when Bob and I gave her the new BIKE on her birthday-


Melissa said...

That made me teary! I remember all those details about Ethan's birth, too. It really does seem like it was just yesterday. It's scary how quickly time passes!

Happy birthday, Beth!