Tuesday, July 1, 2008

My BABY is FOUR years old!!!

I cannot even fathom that my little baby girl is four. It seems so surreal! It seems like just yesterday that Neil and I were walking through Kroger, discussing the possibility of having a baby. Nine months and two weeks later, we welcomed Hillary Ashton Arnold into the world! She was born June 29, 2004 at 3:04 a.m, healthy and beautiful! When the doctor delivered her, he unwrapped the umbilical cord from around her neck...it was wrapped around three times! At the time, Neil and I were so tired that we didn't think much about it. However to this day, thinking about that moment takes my breath away. I am so thankful to God for protecting my precious little angel. The last four years have FLOWN by, with the exception of April through December or 2006 (we were waiting on our referral of Sophie Le during those months!). My sweet baby girl is the light of my life. She is so sweet, caring, funny, adventurous, social, empathic, loving and just plain FUN!! I am not crazy about her growing up so quickly, but it is so awesome to watch her grow into the person that she is. I am not sure if she loves dressing up like a princess and having tea parties more or playing with snails, worms and rolly pollies and climbing trees. She is such a mix of girly girl and tomboy. She is a pleasure to be around and constantly makes me smile. Here are a few pics throughout her life.

A few days old
Newborn Baby
About 16 days old
She was sixteen days old in this picture
One and a half months
One and a half months old
Three and a half months
Hillary Arnold
Six months old
Six and a half months old
One year old!!!
Birthday #1
Yearly tradition of eating at Johnny Carinos, her favorite!
Birthday #1
Very busy two year old, this is from her second birthday party
Birthday #2, playing in the jumper
Three years old
Birthday #3
I am not sure she took this hat off for days surrounding her third birthday!
Daddy and Hill sharing birthday cake at Johnny's
Daddy and Hillary Ashton sharing a dessert
Celebrating birthday #3...as a big sister!!
Celebrating Birthday #3

We love you sweet girl!!


The Garners said...

Loved seeing the pictures of her! I remember walking into your living room and seeing her for the first time, and there's just NO way that could have been 4 years ago!?!?!? I like the idea of 4 parties because you're 4 years old!

Rachel said...

Aww, happy (belated) birthday Hillary Ashton!