Thursday, October 20, 2011


Happy Birthday, Gretchen Jane! 
I looked back at your birthday post from last year... and everything is still true. You are truly one of the sweetest, happiest, most joy-filled little people I've ever been around. You are just delightful. There's no other word for it. 

I only wish everyone could see how sweet you are. You still get shy around people and snuggle into my shoulder... or stare at your fingers... or just close your eyes. They have no idea the sweetness they are missing.  

You are talking like crazy. All the time. 
But you refuse to say "love you." One day when I said, "Can you say love you?" You said, "No. I can't." =) 
And you still call Lawson, "Guy." And we still don't know why. 

You are snuggly and cuddly and love to be held. 
You love to be outside. 
You love cows. 
You do a crazy little skip/hop when you are excited that is the most precious thing ever. 
It is impossible to be around you for long and not smile. 

We simply adore you, Gretchie-bug. 
We couldn't love you more. 


Toni :O) said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your sweet and adorable Gretchie!!! I can't believe it's been two years...what joy when I stop by and visit your blog...I can see it in her sparkly eyes that she has a sparkling personality and those eyelashes!!! Your family is just beautiful. Thanks for posting so much this week...been fun catching up on all of your fun adventures.

Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate said...

I can't believe she's two....I remember when you announced your pregnancy! I think it's hilarious that she calls her brother, "Guy."

Amanda said...

I totally forgot she is Oct. 20 too! When you left that comment earlier, I was trying to figure out which one of you had a bday today too. So happy bday to miss gretchen! She is a doll!

Melissa Jensen said...

WOW!!! She is not even mine and that 2 yrs has gone by so very fast!! I am such an avid reader of your blog that when I was reading this post I had a flash back of all your posts of all the things she can do!
She is the cutest thing!! Happy Happy Birthday to your little miss!

rentz said...

Happy birthday to Gretchie! I think Jobie's ready for her to come over again.:)

Anonymous said...

Yea for sweet children and birthdays! :)

TheUnSoccerMom said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Gretchen!!!!

I love that she calls her brother "Guy"! It's those sweet nicknames that make memories and help to bond them. My precious little cousin (who is taller than me by like a foot now) used to call me Dee-Jo. She was my little buddy! :o)

Danielle said...

Happy birthday Gretchie bug!! I still remember the text you sent after she was born and announced her name. I still think it's just the sweetest, cutest name for such a sweet, happy, lovable cuddle bug. She makes me smile :)