Sunday, July 13, 2008

Happy Birthday - Yes, Again!

Do you know anyone who is a double threat?

Who has an infectious laugh that has you clutching your sides, wiping tears from your eyes? And you can't remember what got you laughing to begin with?


Who has a sense of humor, and the timing to go with it, that takes your breath away?

Seventeen years ago today, after lingering in OB Comp and praying as much as I've ever prayed in my life, we had Precious Youngest. (Our pediatrician was present for the birth, which made subsequent doctor visits....awkward.

She is an Irish goddess
She is an introvert
She is a night owl
She "met" her best friend when she was three days old
She exhibits no typical "youngest child" characteristics
She was NOT happy being Precious Only when her sister went to college
She is a great photographer. (Check out the flikcr in the sidebar, all hers)
She starts her senior year of high school next month, I am in shock.

I'm considering about forbidding her going out of town for college next year, what do you think?


SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Girlfriend, do not make me jealous. I was just telling a friend of mine this evening that I am so sorry I didn't plan to pay for boarding school for my teens. Because that is where they need to be.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Offer her money and first pick on all family heirlooms upon your death if she stays put! I hope I get a DIL like her someday, but she sounds a little old for Mr. T... (sob)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

They do grow so fast. She sounds lovely.

auntiemwrites said...

She sounds like a keeper, although I suspect she wouldn't agree with that theory. Maybe a neat car to go to a local college?

Your dad sounds neat, too. Doc was an Eagle Scout and is still Always Prepared. And Fiona is, bless her heart, just the cutest! She and Radar, the Italian Spinone, need to meet!

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday to Precious Youngest! Sorry I'm a few days late. The girl does have some mad photo skillz, definitely. I loved all her pictures of the trip, but I have to say my favorite one was of you in the bed, giving her the flying bird. Oh, and the gigantic baby head on the lawn was a little disturbing. But it was a lovely picture of the gigantic baby head.

Frank said...

A Belated Happy Birthday to Precious Youngest (cute name by the way). It's so hard when you drop them off at college and head home without them.