Thursday, July 8, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday, Beautiful Girl

I can't believe that it was 5 years ago today when I suddenly leapt out of bed around 8:30 a.m. when my water suddenly broke. Rex says, "Are you sure? Really?"....."uh, yes. I'm sure. Urine didn't suddenly just gush from me in my sleep." It was a Friday and Rex hadn't gone to work yet because I had been having some inconsistent contractions and suspected that it might be the big day. She was due July 5th and my doc was planning to induce the next week if I didn't have her over the weekend. Ruby Sheaffer Reeves graced our world that night around 8:30 p.m. and our world has never been the same..........Above, Ruby is enjoying her birthday morning surprise, a My Little Pony nursery set. She had to arrange them just right for the photo.

I was in love with her from the first second and love how this picture captures my joy!
And look how grown up she's looking now. I took this July 4th at WRC.
Ruby, you are stunningly gorgeous, inside and out and we love you infinity (as you would say). You are so smart, witty and talented and have one of those infectious giggles that one cannot hear without smiling and laughing right along with you. I thank God every day for our precious gem, Ruby. Happy Birthday, sweetheart!