Sunday, January 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Crawfish Pie!

Five years ago to the day, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. It's hard to believe that so much time has passed already, but I can't deny what stands before me. She is growing into such a wonderful person and I am so lucky to have her in my life. Her personality is huge, she plays hard and loves with all her heart. She is caring, smart, and funny. Crawfish Pie loves to play outside all day, she loves meeting new people, and she loves to learn new things.

Though we are homeschooling I am not sure who teaches who the most valuable lessons. ABC's and 123's seem to pale in comparison to everything she has given me, and there isn't a day that has gone by that she hasn't put a smile on my face. I have learned to have more patience, and she has taught me to see the grey areas in my previously black and white outlook on life.

She is definitely an "outside the box" thinker, and I enjoy trying to keep up with her brilliance. Her intelligent mind coupled with her amazing imagination never cease to amaze me. She can always finds a creative solution to a problem no matter how big or small, and she will take the long road because it gives her more time to play along the way.  She truly is an amazing person, and she inspires me to be the best Momma that I can be.

I hope that she will keep these qualities as she continues to grow.
And I hope her future is as full of love, energy, and passion as she is.

Happy Birthday Crawfish Pie!


  1. You've got a pretty amazing kid there...and I'm pretty lucky to be her nanny! I think one of the best moments of my life was just seeing her reaction when she opened her tea set this Christmas! I think she's impacted everybody she's ever met...I know I never imagined having so much fun picking out little dresses and pink things for her!

  2. What a darling nickname! It makes me start singing, "Jambalaya, crawfish pie, file gumbo! For tonight I"m gonna see.." Sorry.

    Time sure flies doesn't it? My firstborn turned 14 yesterday. I remember the first night of her life soooo stinkin' clearly. Sigh.

  3. Stopping by from the HHH! Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl. I have a five year old boy. I hope your sweethearts next year is filled with nothing but health and happiness!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm now following you too:-).

  4. I love that you are inspired by her. What a wonderful gift she must be!

    Blessings to you from the Hip Homeschool Hop,
    Sue :)

  5. happy Birthday to your daughter!!

    She sounds wonderfully fun and lovely!

    (visiting from The Homeschool Hop, so I don't get thrown in Blog Jail...)


  6. Happy Birthday to your precious little girl!

    Stopped by from the Hop. :)

  7. SO excited you linked up this week with Hip Homeschool Moms!

    I hope your homeschooling week is going great!


  8. Stopping by from the hop. Your daughter is adorable! I have a 5-year-old daughter myself, and it's such a fun age! I hope you enjoy every minute (well, most of them anyway).

  9. What sweet photos! It's so wonderful that you're appreciating these very special years. Children definitely do grow up too fast. But I'm so thankful I homeschooled and treasured the time I had with my now-20 and 25-year-olds while they were little. Of course, I think my children are still wonderful - and it's great that all the time you spend while they're little really does pay off!

    Visiting from the Hip Homeschool Hop
    Deb @

  10. What a blessing to homeschool our kids...I can't imagine looking back and wishing we didn't.

  11. What a blessing! Happy 5th birthday to your daughter!!

  12. Happy Birthday sweet one!
    Stopped by from HHH. :)

  13. What a beautiful post. I feel the same about my own kids. Isn't being a mother the most wonderful thing in the world?!