Saturday, October 20, 2012


You seem so much older all of a sudden. 
The things you say, the things you do, the way you talk.
So many questions. 
And so many of them end in "or sumteen?" 

You've started using those long eyelashes and big blue eyes to your advantage lately.
You're getting pretty good at the sad little puppy dog look.
Especially when your brother and sister won't let you do something.

You have the orneriest, yet sweetest little smile. You're definitely hard to say no to sometimes.
And your wink is still one of my favorite things ever.

You are definitely the sweetest surprise that ever happened to our family. We cannot imagine life without you.
You are my calm during the times when your brother and sister make me feel crazy. (Which is pretty often.)
Happy Birthday, Gretchen Jane! 
We simply adore you. 

(All photos by Cory Keller


Toni :O) said...

Happy Third Birthday to precious Gretchie!! She always makes me smile, what a blessing she is to your sweet family. Adorable photos and those pigtails-so presh!

Anonymous said...

I don't know how a child could be more precious. I hope school is going well. I love the classroom pictures from your old school. I hope your heart is happy despite all the huge transitions. You are an awesome educator, and I like (strike that, LOVE) seeing what you are doing. I would also give a thumbs up for a post on your kid's books recommendations.

PS My youngest son (a college soph.) told me this weekend he has always wanted to teach, and is switching his major. He was reluctant has we live in WI and the environment regarding educators is not real supportive, but he wants to follow his heart. I thought of you and wished they allowed out of state student teaching...

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday! How can she be 3 already?! Like the new fall header too!

Amy said...

Anonymous... that might be one of the sweetest comments ever. Thank you! Best wishes to your son! I'll see if I can come up with a kid's book post sometime. I have some favorites! :)

Ben said...

How can she be three? She's just beautiful! love the new header too!

rentz said...

Love the pics. Miss seeing her more often. :(