Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy Birthday to The Girl!!

Today is The Girl's 9th birthday!! Happy birthday, my pumpkin pie! Actually, I should call her my little apple. Auntie Serena took this photo on our camping trip at Keen Lake for the 4th of July. The Girl won first place in the applesauce eating contest (she ate 2.5 cups of applesauce and would have kept going if all the other kids didn't quit!), and as you can see, she was thrilled...and messy. :)

I can't believe my little girl is growing up. She'll be in 4th grade in the fall, and she's getting taller and taller by the day. I really enjoy sharing my love of books with her, watching her reading tastes evolve, and sharing this blog with her from time to time. She drives me crazy sometimes* but she's really a wonderful little girl, and I can't complain.

We're currently on vacation, another camping trip, this time closer to home. The Girl loves that her birthday is during the summer, so we can go on mini vacations as a present. This one was a complete surprise to her, so I'll give you all the details when we return.

*One of my favorite memories is saying to The Girl in a half-kidding, half-frustrating tone when she was about five, "You love to drive me up the wall, don't you?" And The Girl responded, with a smug smile on her face, "Yes, and soon you'll be on the ceiling." She's a wise one, eh?

34 comments:

Serena said...

i hope she enjoyed her surprise and I will be up with the cake on Sat! I like how the camping trip is close! Oops...gotta go wrap those presents.

Julie P. said...

Happy Birthday, Girl!

And to your mom: My little girl is going to be 10 in a few weeks. It's amazing how quickly they grow up! It's very bittersweet!

gautami tripathy said...

Wishing many happy returns to The Girl. May she get loads and loads of presents, including many books!

Blodeuedd said...

Happy Birthday to The Girl :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Happy Birthday, The Girl!!

My #1 is headed to fourth grade. We'll have to compare notes/frustrations as the year progresses.

Tricia said...

Happy Birthday to The Girl! My oldest girl will be 9 in a few weeks and is going to 4th grade also. I'm also loving that she and I are enjoying some of the same books now.

Heather J. said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday The Girl ...
Happy Birthday to you!

Jo-Jo said...

Happy Birthday you beautiful Girl! Enjoy these times Anna, I just can't believe how fast it went.

christina said...

Happy birthday to The Girl! She's at such a cool age right now. Enjoy it Momma!

Have fun camping.

Kinnie said...

happy birthday to the girl!

Janel said...

Happy Birthday to The Girl!!

I just went through #10 with my girl a few weeks ago. Enjoy all of these fun camping trips. Maybe a s'mores eating contest will be next!

Dar said...

Happy Birthday to The Girl! Enjoy the camping trip. Love what she said about you being on the ceiling soon-too funny.

Jeanne said...

4th grade is when a lot of girls grow a lot very fast! Happy clothes--and shoe--buying!

pamwax said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to The Girl. I hope you have a wonderful day today. 4th grade is fun or so my granddaughter who just finished says. Special wishes to you....

Dawn said...

*~*~*Happy Happy Birthday to your daughter!*~*~*

Boy is she growing up!! Hope she has a blast and you guys have a great vacation! :)

Arielle said...

Happy Birthday to The Girl :)

She's lucky that she gets to go on vacation for her birthday, it's a fun way to celebrate her day!

Staci said...

Happy Birthday Girl!!!

Ti said...

Your daughter and my son share a bday. I posted about his bday too!
Happy Bday to The Girl!

Sandy Nawrot said...

She is getting so big! You just want to lock them up and keep them the same age. I can't stand the idea of my little girl becoming a teenager, but that is exactly what is happening. Your passion to involve her in your love of books is inspiring!

Bookfool said...

Haha! Great quote! Hope she had a delightful day! Just wait. You'll be sobbing at her wedding in no time.

Veens said...

hehe! That was a great answer!
Happy Birthday Girl :)
I see you have really become tall and much more beautiful :) **touchwood**

Hope you aer having a gr8 vacation and hope you have a lovely year ahead !

Chris said...

Aw! Happy Birthday, Girl!!!

My Girl will be 7 next month. I can't believe it either.

Esme said...

Happy Birthday Little Girl-hope you enjoyed your day.

xoxo E.



Anna lucky you winning Soul Survivor-let me know how you like it.

Iliana said...

Happy birthday to The Girl! You guys have a wonderful time celebrating and being together :)

Nymeth said...

I hope The Girl had a wonderful birthday! :D

Time sure goes by fast, doesn't it?

bermudaonion said...

Happy Birthday to the Girl! I hope you have a great time on your mini vacation. Vance was always thrilled with his summer birthday because it meant he didn't have to go to school on his big day.

Lady Blogger said...

I was thinking about you guys on Friday ~ I hope my darling had a wonderful 9th birthday and that you all enjoyed your camping trip!

Toni said...

LOVE that picture... Happy Birthday.. a little late.

Alyce said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Girl! I hope you guys are having an awesome time!

carolsnotebook said...

Happy Belated Birthday to the girl.

My daughter's headed into 4th, too.

Book Escape said...

You girl sounds like fun! And, a good day for a birthday, It's my anniversary!!

Anna said...

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. The Girl really enjoyed reading all of your comments. I can't believe how fast she's growing up.

Jeannie said...

A very late response, but I really did enjoy hearing about The Girl's birthday. Can't wait to see the pictures of your trip.

I know I've been horrible at keeping in contact lately. I'm emailing you right now. :D

Anna said...

Jeannie: Please don't worry. I'm not the be emailer either. I have some photos, but I keep forgetting to post them.