Monday, October 15, 2007

Happy Birthday, Elisabeth!

Today is my baby's second birthday. My youngest-- my baby-- is two-years-old today. I can't quite believe it.

Many of you know that Elisabeth's birthday also coincides with my mom's unexpected death. Every aspect of her birth corresponds with some awful phone call or tense conversation with a neurologist. So, I don't want to share her birth story. Births are happy. Joyous. And hers was too, but it never seems so when writing it out, thinking about the events leading up to it and putting it all into context.

Here's the birthday girl at just three days old.

To see what the little cutie looked like at one-year-old, check out her birthday celebration last year.

And here she is just a few weeks ago (the photo credit belongs to Madeleine for this shot).

Happy Birthday, sweet Elisabeth Jane! We love you!


Superdad said...

Happy Birthday to my tiny baby!

terri said...

I remember that day well--as if it were just yesterday. Happy Birthday beautiful, sweet little girl!

grandfather said...

Happy Birthday, Elisabeth. Your smile was as sweet today at your birthday dinner as it was two years ago when born. You are fortunate to be born into a family with two great parents and two terrific siblings.

Alexis Jacobs said...

What a bittersweet day. ((hugs)) Happy birthday sweet Elisabeth.

it's me, Val said...

I remember Elisabeth sharing Noah's b-day and also your mom's death. I'm sorry . . . I know it's such a bittersweet day for you. But what a little beautiful precious girl you have. Your mom would be proud. Happy b-day a little late :)