30 June 2009

. . . seventh heaven . . .

. . . really? . . . 
. . . has it been seven years 
since this pretty little girl was born? . . .
. . . she looks great even fresh out of the pool . . .
. . . missing teeth and all . . .

. . . which may have been what caused the trouble . . .

. . . with blowing out her candles . . . 

. . . 'cuz it took many tries . . .

. . . and pay no attention to her silly grin . . .
. . . she really does love her new "long" dress . . .

. . . and her fancy sandals . . .
{she's rockin' the fuzzy legs, aging bandaid 
and remnants of a cute pedicure, no?}

. . . little miss "going-into-second-grade-smartypants" 
was so excited when she opened these chapter books 
from aunt amanda and uncle brent . . .
{by the way - and it has nothing to do with ramona quimby - 
but, did you know that junie b. jones' middle name is beatrice? 
neither did i - till now}

. . . also popular with the birthday girl . . .
. . . disney princess coloring book, word search book, 
twistable colored pencils and lots of candy . . .
. . . thanks aunt amelia and uncle tyler! . . .

. . . how fun to celebrate addi's birthday! . . .
. . . especially since we managed to miss her actual "birth" day . . .
. . . hello! she was due at the end of july . . .
{who looks this good two days post giving birth?}

. . . we figured we'd be safe taking a three day weekend trip . . .
. . . back to bill's mission stomping grounds . . .

. . . for the dedication of the nauvoo temple . . .
. . . and it was a wonderful experience . . . 
. . . except for the part where we ended up 
listening to the birth of our first grandchild . . .
. . . via cell phone . . .

. . . we girls rushed home the next day . . .
. . . while the boys took the long route 
by way of BYU basketball camp . . .
. . . we couldn't wait to meet miss addison leigh hansen . . .
. . . all 5 1/2 pounds of her . . .

. . . she's been an absolutely delightful little girl . . .
. . . and hopefully she's forgiven me for missing her debut . . .
. . . after all, i made her this swell blessing dress . . .
. . . that looks like her mama's wedding gown . . .
. . . it's the least i could do . . .
. . . love you lots, addibug . . .


10 comments:

vicki said...

Happy birthday Addi girl! I love her!
Oh how I remember your phone call from Nauvoo when Addi was born...so sad! Weren't you at Steak and Shake?

Michelle said...

I can't tell how crazy you are about that girl. Ha Ha! What a doll and the blessing dress is beautiful.

Shellene said...

Where have 7 years gone? I remember go to the hospital when she was born and youbringing her down on Sunday evenings for M&Ms when she was just a tike. Next thing we know you'll be posting about her graduation....time is really going too fast! She's a special girl. Thanks for the BD cupcake!

JULIE said...

Geez Sterphie! What a cutie! You and your girls are all amazing!!!

Ward said...

Love you family.

Ward said...

Love "your" family. I really can spell.

becky said...

she's so cute!!! i love the little blessing dress you made her, that's precious.

chris+amber said...

Thanks for making her birthday extra special! Now I know what you veteran moms mean by time going so fast with children. Bittersweet.

Bailey's said...

I can't believe you missed it! Love this blessing dress and loved Halleigh's too....still have a pic of it!

Sassy said...

Happy Birthday Addi...I know I am late....what a cutie!!!! I too love Junie B. Jones....I have read them all so fun I tell ya...I love all of your pic's...she is such a cute little girl...fuzzy legs and pedi to boot...love her blessing dress....sweet post grandma!!!!