I tried to cancel her birthday, but time marches on. | Overstuffed Overstuffed

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I tried to cancel her birthday, but time marches on.


Today, Chloe is 6 years old! It feels a little impossible to me, since I tend to think in terms of where we're living, and Bria turned 6 years old here in Cedar City, too. Unbelievable!

Unfortunately, the little Birthday Girl is also very sick today. (You know Chloe is sick when she wakes up at 9:00 am, sleeps from 10-12, 4-9 and then 10-morning.) We got up this morning and she opened her presents from my parents and promptly went back to bed. Hopefully she'll be in better shape tomorrow, when Joel is fixing a luau for her. Her birthday portraits are just going to have to wait until she is feeling well enough.

Chloe is such a sweetheart, always wanting to cuddle with me and draw me pictures and write me love notes. She's been a night owl from the very beginning, and when she was around 2 years old she used to sit in her crib evey night and yell for us for hours. Whenever we would finally give in and say "What?" she would say "I love you!" and start the process over again.

She is loving Kindergarten, and her teacher is amazed at her love of learning. She is excited about everything, whether it's math, reading or art. She writes pages and pages in her writing journal every day and her teacher has to remind her that it's time for the next activity. Her reading has taken off in the last couple months and she is reading everything she sees. It's like a whole new world has opened up to her.

And then, of course, there is her love of art and her huge talent for it. She still goes through reams and reams of paper in very short amounts of time. Also markers and paints and pencils...she can use up a cheap set of watercolors in one sitting. Can't wait to see what she does with her passion. Just the other day, while we were in Las Vegas, she told the cashier at the store that she was an artist.

And she is.

Happy Birthday Goose! I love you forever!

30 comments :

  1. Happy birthday to beautiful Chloe!

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  2. It's bittersweet to see them growing up. Hope she feels good enough to enjoy some of her big day!

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  3. Happy Birthday Chloe!! She reminds me SO much of my Hannah. They sound like they could be 2 peas in a pod. Matter of fact--I wanted to name Hannah Chloe but my husband wouldn't let me.

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  4. Happy Birthday. I am sorry she is so sick on her big day. I am thankful that she is dong so well in kindergarten! You are an awesome mother Lara!

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  5. Happy Birthday beautiful girl!

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  6. What a sweetie. Sorry she's so sick on her big day! Hope she's better for tomorrow!

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  7. Oh, she sounds like such a sweetie!

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  8. Hope she feels better soon! She is such a cutie pie! Can't wait to see those birthday pictures!

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  9. happy, happy birthday chloe dear!

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  10. What a bummer it must be to be sick on your birthday!!! I hope she feels better soon!

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  11. Happy Birthday Chloe!!! Feel better.

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  12. Happy birthday Chloe! I hope you feel better soon and enjoy a great luau and pictures...

    Time does have a way of getting on even when we're not ready.

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  13. Happy Birthday!! Hopefully she will feel better soon!!

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  14. Happy Birthday Chloe.

    Oh man, mention Joel's Luau and I start drooling. I hope she is feeling better for it!

    Can't wait to see her birthday shoot!

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  15. Happy Birthday to Chloe! Sorry she's sick! Kelley has strep throat I found out today. The doc says it's going around...hopefully she gets better without too much fuss.

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  16. Happy birthday to you both! And what a cutie she is.

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  17. Happy Birthday! and feel better soon!!! ( to your dd)

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  18. I sure hope she gets feeling better. She is such a cutie. Enjoy while she is still little.

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  19. Aw, happy bday! Hope she's better real soon. :)

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  20. What a precious little girl! You are a lucky mom.
    :~D

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  21. I couldn't agree more. I hate seeing my kids grow up! Moxie will be one next week!


    That photo is simply amazing! I wish you would come and take MY photo. You could probably make me look normal.

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  22. That photo of her is precious!!!! I wish many days that my daughter were still 6----------she is 31 now, so you are right, time goes too fast. Embrace her today.

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  23. WHAT? SIX? That's crazy old. And I think that we all know what that makes YOU Miss Lara...

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  24. Kristina P. is right. Chloe is indeeed beautiful. I have to ask you, Lara, where in the world do you find such fantastic hats for your girls? They always look so stylish. Seriously.

    Can't wait to read about Chloe's luau. It sounds like the perfect celebration for a 6 year old. :)

    -Francesca

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  25. And who loves her more than the sky???? Mamah, that's who!!

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  26. Sweet Girl! Happy Birthday Chloe-We sure love you!

    (btw: K also goes through enormous amounts of papers. any ideas on how to tell them they can't keep every single picture?)

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  27. Oh no. Not a sick birthday. And a really sick one at that! Get well! And Happy Birthday!

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  28. happy birthday! lots of hugs and good wishes for all of you!

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