Thursday, October 28, 2010

To my Scarlett, on her 2nd Birthday

Happy Birthday, Baby Girl! Can you even believe it's been 2 years since you entered our home and our hearts? I can't even imagine our family any other way. Little Miss, when you were a baby, you were so mellow, happy, and easy-going. I was sure you were going to be my easy one. Well...out of those three qualities, the happy one is about all that has remained. You're still my most smiley and happiest baby by a long stretch, but who would've guessed you could fit so many opinions and such a larger-then-life personality is such a tiny little body? You might've learned all that sass from your older siblings, I suppose, but I doubt it. By this time I figure I just breed sauciness in my children.


Scarlett, I can't help but smile when I think of you. I'm going to guess I'm not the only one either. As a friend once informed me, you're the cheesiest kid she knows. With that big ol' grin of yours, cheesy you most definitely are. Oh, my sweet Scarlett, y0u are sunshine to my soul. You have such a huge personality and I love watching it develop and expand as the months go by. Everybody that knows you loves you, Little Miss. I've come to the conclusion that it's pretty much impossible not to. Really, you love to be loved. I've never known another baby so eager for love and affection. Everything you do screams out, "Notice me! Love me!"


You are all girl, through and through. You love dressing up, Pinkalicious, lip gloss, and all things princess. I'm pretty sure you were born with pink sparkles flowing through your veins because you've been a girly-girl since day one. Heaven knows, you have an opinion about evvvvverrrrrything. You're absolutely convinced you're three, four, or five years old, never one (or now two). You consider my make-up your make-up, and search it out from all my hiding spots to use it as your own (much to Daddy's eternal chagrin). Even with all that femininity, you can still keep up with the roughest boys. You don't hesitate to climb over our chain-link fence, scale any counter in sight, and rough-house with the best of them.


Oh Scarlett, my baby girl, I'm so glad you're my very own. You make me smile everyday and I'm so very, very happy that you're part of our family. Honey Girl, it makes my heart ache to think how much I love you. You're like a ray of light wherever you are; you just brighten the room when you walk into it. Like I said earlier...to know you is to love you, Miss Scarlett.

Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl!

10 comments:

kristin said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful girl! Evie is the same way - she insists that she is 6 when asked. Every time. Not sure where she got that from, but it's better than insisting she is 4, which she can pass for and then that would require me to clarify, where as 6 is so obviously a pipe dream that people clarify on their own.

Alabama Apples said...

Happy birthday, darling Scarli!! Auntie LOVES you so VERY much!!! I adore your fabulous grin and want to smile at the thought of you. Hugs and kisses from miles away on your birthday!

The Staheli's said...

Happy Birthday Scarlett! She is just adorable...seriously.

Alaina and Mitchell said...

What a sweet little girl!! Happy Birthday, Scarlett!! I love this little girl and I wish I would've had time to get to know her better before we moved away! My sisters rant and rave about her--and all your children--and love them dearly! :o)

Jennae said...

Happy Birthday Scarlett! She is as entertaining as she is delightful.

Aubrey said...

Happy birthday dear, sweet Scarlett. I'm so sad I'm not there to get to know you better, but from the sounds of it you are just like your momma. (And that's a good thing, I promise).

Steph said...

Happy birthday, Sweetie!! Auntie loves you 'till it hurts. Your momma is so right, you are a ray of sunshine that touches everyone you meet. Your smile is infectious and you simply glow. You are spunky, lovable, endearing, sparkly and absolutely wonderful. Have a fantastic birthday, our sweet little Scarli!!

Megan said...

happy birthday!! she is so so adorable! i love the sass and girliness.

Zachary said...

Happy 2nd Birthday! That is awesome! Hope your brother and sister treat you right!

Erica said...

has it really been that long!!! i remember you posted about getting pregnant with her - it seems like just yesterday. she's a beauty just like her momma!