Friday, September 16, 2005


10:55 pm September 16 -
8 lbs 5 oz. 21 1/2 inches long.

2 weeks longer in the oven than the average bambino.

and....that was 21 years ago..hard to believe.

(Note her ballet picture - we paid for over a month a ballet lessons before she would actually put her toe out on the dance floor when she was about five years old - she still is that cautious with things that are new.)

Laura Catherine - some facts about her that you may or may not know:
  • She was so quiet in utero, I was convinced she had no legs
  • She was a quiet baby
  • She didn't start crawling until 9 1/2 months of age
  • She could entertain herself with baby dolls for hours and hold conversation with them as though there were other people in the room
  • She still doesn't understand why her little or older sister doesn't/didin't play with dolls like she did
  • She still has her baby dolls
  • She wanted to be a princess when she was small
  • Still wants to be one too
  • She has the most fair skin and blue eyes - I believe she could make a good Snow White
  • She has quite the stubborn streak (got a bad "grade" her first 6 weeks of PE in kindergarten -- for lack of participation -- she didn't want to go running around in a gym -- she wanted to play with her dolls)
  • She made an "A" in organic chemistry this summer
  • She loves buying children's clothes
  • She thinks she needs braces (look at those gorgeous teeth in the picture above)
  • She hates spaghetti (something is wrong with her)
  • She likes pizza (does this make sense?)
  • She is allergic to shrimp (poor thing)
  • She has a cat named Zoe that is a male (for now she with us.. not her)
  • She knows alot of "The Sound of Music" by memory
  • She can create and sew a dress without a pattern
  • Her brother and sister call her "Lord-o"
  • She used to have a bed time ritual of giving me the number of kisses that she was old (she doesn't remember this, but I do - it stopped at around the age of 7 or so....)
  • I miss those good night times.

She comes home on her birthday and we get to celebrate this weekend! Happy Birthday Laura!

Please leave a Happy Birthday comment in the comment section - I know she is reading my blog so I can't tell you EVERYTHING and I am a bit sentimental and soppy at the moment.
Happy Birthday Laura.

Love, Mom


King of Peace said...

Your daughter is a princess. The full explanation of that is online at

Happy Birthday Laura!


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful young woman! Happy birthday Laura!!!!!! Now go give your mom 21 kisses.


Mom of 3 teen daughters (with tears in her eyes right now).

helen said...

awww, happy birthday Laura!

Running2Ks said...

Happy Birthday! What a fabulous tribute!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to one of the all time
cutie pies!

Best wishes for a great day,
Sharon F.

JessaLu said...

Happy Birthday!!!