Thursday, June 11, 2009

5

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Today our oldest turns five.

I once heard someone say that raising children is like making pancakes. You kind of mess up the first one before you get it right. If that’s true, then Jolie has endured our rookie mistakes beautifully. It also doesn’t explain the time I thought it would be funny to hold Leah, our second, upside down, and I accidentally dropped her on her head.

Today, much to celebrate. Five years, three delicious pancakes, Happy Birthday to...





3.
n. One who prides herself in being the oldest child. Jolie’s favorite shirt is one that says 'Big Sister.' When putting it on recently, we overheard her saying, “Sooooorry Leah. They don’t make shirts that say ‘Medium Sister.’

4. adj. An avid vocalist with an eclectic taste in music. Our nickname for Jolie is "iPod Shuffle,” because you never know what song is coming next. It's not unusual to hear her belt out “We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet,” followed immediately by “Girl Put your Records On.”

5. See also -

Glamorous

Entrepreneur

Observant

Clean

Open Minded

18 comments:

Julie Knowlton said...

I love this.

I love that Jolie is like a celebrity to me. I am in love with her and her comments, and she doesn't even know who I am. I love that you dropped Leah. It made me feel better about thinking Beau could magically sit up by himself and then watching him fall over and jam his eye into a basket this morning.

Happy Birthday, Jolie. You are very pretty.

Svancara Family said...

She is SO beautiful!!! Happy Birthday, Jolie!!

Krista said...

Happy Birthday to a beautiful five year old! Jolie sounds a lot like Jenna, good luck!

Jane said...

Happy Birthday to our Jolie girl. Love her SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much! Julia will be calling her later today.

Susan said...

Oh Jolie Jolie Jolie!! How I love my curly headed JoJo! You have given me five years of loving to be your grandma. Happy Birthday!

Katie, this post is adorable!

Flem said...

Great post! Total walk down memory lane of her famous one-liners. I wonder where she got that talent...

Happy Birthday Jolie!

Kristin said...

I laughed so hard when I read what Jolie said to Leah about her t-shirt. Be wary Jolie, I can see how Leah may use her advantages in upcoming years: "Sooooorry, Jolie. Sisters who didn't get dropped on their heads only get one Christmas present from uncle Todd..."

Jeannie said...

That girl cracks me up! And cracks Renny up, too. Oh, she's such a cutie! Happy Birthday, Jolie!!

Allen and Amy Waples said...

Oh, my! Happy 5th Birthday Jolie. I hope she had a fabulous day!

Katie, your post is perfect!

Dawn said...

I love your posts.

Happy B-day jolie polie-olie! We hope you had a fantastic day, and that it was filled with all you could ever hope for!

me said...

Happy birthday to Jolie! We love you, don't really know you, but we do really love you.

XOXO
Your distant cousins,
Phil, Des, Alex and Macy Dana!

Chris and Erin said...

I love you Jo Jo! You are the sweetest little 5 year old ever! You are also a great big sister and Leah and Cal are so lucky to have you! Happy Birthday!

Love, "Uncle Erin" (I'm glad you have straightened out who the aunts and uncles are now :)

Lorie said...

She looks so much older than when I saw her last month! How is that possible!

Happy Birthday Jolie!!!

Taylor and Jodi said...

she is one of the most beautiful little girls I have ever seen. I miss seeing you guys already:(

Jenny Walker said...

Happy late birthday to Jolie! She's a beautiful little girl. Unbeknownst to you, I'm sure, I used to love watching her at church in her sweet little dresses and cute little curls in your amazing bows! And she's so smart; I mean the witty things she comes up with are just great!

I love the pancake analogy. Alex and I used to say that Joshua was our guinea pig child. But to be honest, I don't feel any more wise than when he was born! Luckily for me motherhood has proven to be a test-how much can I handle, how sick can I get, let's push it to the limits for mom! A true test of can I endure to the end. :0)

And, Lizzy, Doyle, Logan, and Andy said...

Happy birthday to Jolie! She is so so so cute! I hope we both move to Boston, and are neighbors, so Doyle can have a shot with lovely Jolie.

Leslie said...

I dream of having a curly haired little girl as cute as her. She is truly adorable.

Rileigh Anne said...

Ok, I don't know how you did it, but those cupcakes tasted like cupcakes from my childhood and it made me want to burst into tears. Thank you.

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