Sunday, April 25, 2010

{ Birthday Girl }


11 years ago I was embarking on one of the most important, happiest, stressful, scariest, heart wrenching journeys of my life.

I was a young girl, a newly married wife, and a woman about to become a mother for the first time.

I clearly remember the day Jasmine was born, it will forever be ingrained in my mind, not only for the tough birth but because it changed everything, it changed ME, it changed US!

She is beautiful.....

She is funny....

She is all about keeping in touch with her friends.....even those she hasn't seen in years.

She's growing into a stunning teenage girl, it pulls at my heartstrings...

If only there was a way to describe how much we adore this child, if only she knew what she meant to us....

She loves her brother, and yes they fight but she would go to the ends of the earth to protect him and him her. I love that about them.

She's quirky and naughty and silly and emotional at times....

She's daddy's girl, he's wrapped around her little finger and she knows it. Look at her expression....

She's everything to me, my little baby girl turning into a woman, making me smile, making me proud and making me cringe at the thought of her growing up so fast....

We love these children and we sometimes find ourselves doing the silliest of things to bring a smile to their faces....


It's all about them.....

But today was all about her. I hope she continues to thrive and continues to show off her independent and carefree personality. She has the world at her fingertips and we have no doubt that she will go far.....

But for tonight, she's still our baby girl and until the clock strikes midnight, NO ONE can say otherwise.


  1. Happy Birthday to your sweet girl. She looks so much like her mommy. Enjoy these days together. I am sure she is the sunshine of your life.

  2. Happy Birthday Jasmine!!

    I know how you feel my oldest will be 12 this June

  3. Happy Birthday to Jasmine!!! Hope she had a SUPER day!
    She is so pretty (and yes, looks like YOU with red hair!). She looks all grown up UNTIL I saw the picture of her with her daddy ... and there she looks like a little girl again. I love daddy's girls!! :)

  4. Sandra those are great pictures! I can see the little teenager coming out in the pictures. :) I love her red hair.

    Happy Birthday Jasmine!

  5. I don't know how long I've been reading your blog, Sandra, but it's been a while as Jasmine has certainly grown up. She's a lovely young lady and I hope she has a great birthday!

    Love the jumping shot!

  6. What a sweet post! Happy Birthday to your dear firstborn, your daughter.

    Beautiful thoughts about love and growing up in a family.

    Enjoy each day as you and your children grow.


  7. Happy Birthday to Jasmine! She is beautiful and really is looking like a teenager.
    I loved the pictures!

  8. Sandra,
    Jasmine is gorgeous. I hope she has the happiest of birthdays!!
    Your post brought tears to my eyes--you described exactly how I feel about my girls but have never been able to put in words.

  9. Isn't it a journey???? I swear we don't truly know anything about heartbreak until we have kids.

    My C will be 15 in June and she can tie her daddy up in knots with her moodiness and pouts.

    Happy Birthday the J!

  10. happy birthday to your young lady

  11. happy belated birthday to your beautiful girl!


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