Happy Birthday, Zoe Kate!!

Happy Birthday, sweet daughter of mine…

It is difficult to believe that I was pregnant a year ago.  It feels more like 10 years ago.  Truly, college sometimes feels closer in time than pregnancy.  But a year ago today, I met my daughter – Zoe Kate.  I’ve heard it said before, but I’ll join the chorus: I don’t remember life without you.  It’s like you’ve always been a part of our family.  You had the cutest cry when you came into the world (it’s not so cute anymore, but that’s ok).  You also had a cone-head.  That changed, too.  You’ve learned so much, and we don’t even know about most of it.  We love your face when you try new foods.  We love that you clap at all of your accomplishments; we will always clap alongside of you.  You’re forming opinions about the world around you, and it’s a privilege to get a front-row seat to see you grow into the person God created you to be.  We love you so much, beautiful girl!












Since she’s our little bug, we had a pink and green ladybug party for her (I later found out how cliche ladybug parties are…but then again, I have never boasted about my creativity).  Some friends joined us at Valle Crucis Park to hang out, eat food, and watch an infant stuff herself with sugar for the first time.   She ate the cake like she was in the movie Footloose and allowed to dance.  It was a de-light!

As you can see above, my parents (Pege and Pops) were in town for the festivities.  They were so gracious to be on “grandparent duty” while Matt and I were free to be wherever during the party.  Dad introduced her to a playground ball (hope she catches on, Pops), and Mom escorted the wobbly walker around the pavilion.  While they were here, they also took us out to celebrate my 30th birthday.  I don’t care how old you are: birthdays with parents is just how it’s supposed to be.  Thanks for teaching me oh so many things through loving me so well these past 30 years!


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Julia C on September 29, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Happy, Happy Birthday to the Great Zoe Kate!!!! She has brought so much joy to the Chitester 5 this year — thankful for her!


  2. Posted by sarah corbin on September 29, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    oh, my goodness, she’s adorable! happy happy birthday, sweet zoe kate! love, aunt sarah 🙂


  3. Posted by Lesley on September 29, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Happy Birthday Zoe Kate!!!! I love all the photos and how much she’s grown in just a few months, and that you don’t even remember being pregnant:) That’s one good looking b-day banner!


  4. Happy Birthday Zoe Kate and Kathryn!! What a wonderful year for you both!! Love to you!!


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