Saturday, March 31, 2007

And then, of course, to my sweet Scout...

Happy Birthday to you too!!!

March 31, 2004...
If I thought having my first child was a surprise, what about a "true" surprise baby at 35?
Sweet Sydney Faith joined our family, and how could we ever imagine it without her in it?
We thought we had the perfect family of four,
but God knew that there was a plan for five.

She keeps us young
(or is that: gonna make us old? lol).
She makes us smile.
She makes us laugh.
She makes us look at each other with knowing glances that say,
"Aren't little ones just precious?"

She's three today,
but going on 15 (because we know that McKenna got there in the blink of an eye),
so we will treasure her oh so much.
We will give her longer hugs, lots of kisses, and a ton of "I Love You"s,
because she's our sweet baby,
our sweet baby sister,
our sweet Scout.

(both of my birthday girls, three years ago today.)


(Had to give you a quick update from the real world. LOL--
Today is Scout's birthday, but we won't all be together until late tonight. Delaney and Gary are at a softball tournament--Go Thunderbolts!!!--and McKenna, S, and are at a Scrapbook Day at church. Hoping to get a ton of pages done, and finish my album for my grandmother's 8oth birthday. So, we will be doing our celebrating tomorrow. We are having a Princess Party at the Park.

Yesterday, Gary took McKenna to get her driver's permit. And, as soon as they finished (which took HOURS!), he let her drive ON THE INTERSTATE!!! She had NEVER driven before, but he said she can't learn unless she drives. Holy Cow! I couldn't believe it! But, of course, she was very excited!!! I hope Gary will post the story about it on his blog on Monday, because it is really funny! We then met at Red Lobster's for lunch and had a great time!

Then last night, I had a BLAST with eight of McKenna's friends. I treated them to the movies, dinner (where we had McKenna's cake and presents), and then Starbucks at the bookstore.

I have some great pictures of all the various celebrations for McKenna and, of course, I will have a lot of Sydney's. Share time on Monday!! Until then.. have a great weekend!


Maria said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SYDNEY! What a wonderful and caring post for her today. I'm melting with those cute baby pictures! :) Have an AWESOME weekend! :)

TK Angels said...

Happy birthday to your little one. How sweet she is.

Have a great weekend.

Take care,

Rene said...

What a beautiful and precious family... Enjoy your weekend of celebration.

jessi said...

happy birthday to scout!!! and another well written tribute!!! can't wait to see the photo's!!! have a great weekend!!

Greta said...

happy birthday to Princess Sydney!

Have a royal one!!

Dawn Bibbs said...

Happy Birthday Scout!!! (what a cute name)

Oh my goodness, Cheryl, remember I told you that Jayla had a princess party last year when she turned 5? Well, the invite I did for her was almost exactly like the one you did for Scout. Wow, great minds DO think alike :-). I hope you guys had fun. Can't wait to see pix.

Leah said...

The song you have playing my Tim McGraw has me sitting here in tears. Children are such a blessing.. happy birthday again to your girls!!

Marg said...

Sounds like you are going to have a great birthday tomorrow!
Happy Birthday to McKenna and Scout! I hope they have a wonderful time!
You are a special Mom!

HeiressChild said...

hi, i followed your link from josie's blog, but i've visited your blog before thru your husband's blog (i think) and thru someone else's (maybe nmotb). i blog for a living (*lol*). anyhoo, what a beautiful tribute to your daughters, and sounds like you all had a great weekend. i love the music video. i want to try that on my blog too. well, not that exact one, but i'll find something, though i do like tim mcgraw.

Gin said...

Hope it wsa a wonderful weekend, Cheryl. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Cheryl Wray said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments and birthday wishes for the girls!!!
We had SO much fun at all of our celebrations, but I'm SO tired!! I'm gonna try and get some pics up in just a bit!!

Adrienne " A little dramatic at times" said...

Awww, Happy B'day!!!!

angel said...

happily (belated) birfdaze sydney!