Three years ago at about this time, my water broke after what felt like eons (read: 41 weeks) of pregnancy, and eight hours later I delivered this charming little monkey:
Of course, at the time, she looked more like this…
The addition of Miss Guinevere made our family complete.
It also marked the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
She’s grown too fast, but as I am quick to remind her, she’ll always be my baby girl.
Happy birthday, Gwen. Thanks for keeping us on our toes from the beginning.
I love these photos; they illustrate the girls’ different personalities perfectly.
Ellie is cautious, but still curious, and does everything at her own pace. She refused to touch the frog without pulling her sleeves over her hands, and just look at the reserve-slash-wonder on her face! Priceless.
Gwen is relaxed, not afraid to get her hands dirty, and wild but gentle. Note the mischievous finger-in-the-mouth grin. She was responsible for capturing the frog, and then she kissed it. Twice.
Come to my house and you might find me standing in my pantry in the dark, eating an ice cream bar and hoping the kids won’t think to look for me.
Two more days!