Thursday, March 31, 2011

What I Know For Sure

Eleven years ago yesterday, my second daughter was born.  Weighing nine pounds and having a head circumference in the 95th percentile, saying she tore into this world is putting it mildly.
I’d like to say that this is just a really horrible newborn picture, but I think she really did look this bad.  It only took a few days for her to become much cuter, which was good…..because that’s when the crying started.
 She cried.
And cried.
Then, she cried some more.
Rumor has it, that God doesn't give you more than you can hande.  So really, after about the first four months she stopped crying.
It was my husband who wanted to name her after the Elvis Costello song “Allison”.  I thought it was okay, but I was leaning toward Jessica or Sara.  Of course when she was lying on my chest after that rip-roaring birth, I agreed with him.  Her middle name Eden, is also mine and my mother’s, and my Grandmother’s maiden name.
She has lived in five states and three different countries, has been in a coma and on a Life Flight, and she won’t take off her Converse tennis shoes and her green wool hat.  She only weighs 61 pounds but can swim the 50 meter Freestyle in thirty-eight seconds....which is only 14 seconds off of Michael Phelps' case you didn't know.
For some reason, even though she is not my youngest daughter, she is my baby.  She is the daughter that is most like my husband and that is a good thing….usually.  She is best friends with her older sister and the coolest friend to her younger sister.
I could brag and brag about her all day long on this post, but you get the point.  Happy Birthday Allison Eden!  What I know for sure is, we love you!!!


  1. This is so sweet, and of course with a little sense of humor can lighten up my day. Very nice post. She is a beautiful girl inside and out. God bless her always.


  3. Aww! I love your blog. Your girls are precious. But I have a hard time believing that the mom of three girls could ever be bored. Tired yes, bored, I doubt it.

    Both of my kids were big babies 9 lbs. 11 ozs. and 10 lbs. 5 ozs. Thank God they were c-sections.

    Great job with this prompt.

  4. So sweet! Reminds me of my own daughter. I hope my Bug will be able to sport as many swimming metals some day!

  5. Happy birthday alley enjoy the skates!!!


  6. What sweet comments of truth about your middle daughter. My middle daughter is the daughter of my heart as well, sadly she fell in love and married a military man that moved her to Alaska. But I love him too.

  7. So beautifully written! Happy belated birthday, Allie! Your mom did a great birthday post for you in this one!

  8. My middle child just turned 9 today! Middles are special in their own way. (says the middle child mother...)

    Happy birthday Allison!

  9. What a beautiful family you have! I'm visiting from the UBP. Nice to meet you. Hope you'll stop by my blog. I'm having a great giveaway tomorrow.

  10. Beautiful post. Love that you write to her at the end. I'd probably write more to my kids, but they don't read my stuff and think it's really all kinda dumb. We're NOT dumb. We're speaking out and sharing our thoughts, feelings and values. I love yours! (That's what I know!) Thanks for sharing. (and thanks for commenting on my blog, too! lol! If we were to figure it out whether we know or don't know or that we know it all... we wouldn't be the same people that you love! just sayin. lol!)

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  12. Happy UBP, girlfriend!!
    Fun blog you have here!!
    I'm off to check out more of your stuff.. happy day! =)

  13. Visting from UBP! Life with your daughter sounds like a wild ride. Love the swim time and the green hat! My daughter celebrated her 11th this year with a chocolate party (there's a picture on my blog). Hope your daughter had a grand day.

  14. What a fantastic party. I have am trying to read as many blogs as I can but think I am running out of time.
    I have already found some new blogs that are jewels.
    I wish there was time to read every single one....
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  15. What a cutie! Your girls are "stikin' cute!" Thanks for stopping by with the UBP:)