Friday, July 6, 2012

this little pixie gets ready to greet FIVE!

this just might be my favorite Molly pic
of all time.

ohh, wait, maybe this one...awww.

the open mouth, toothless grin. 

she wasn't even due for a little less than two months. I have a short waist. I become all baby.
I loved being pregnant with her.

our girls and the daddies they resembled so amazingly. (yet still pretty in all of their girliness)

what? who me?

this may have been the time that she earned the nickname "Fatty Patty"

she was chubbalish

ohh, this age is precious. love my girl


she was teething. on my face. I miss this.

This was when she became extremely pesky. doll.

sweetie climby girl

delicious

magazine destroyer...Grandma said it was OK.

Remember the hair cut of 2010? wow...it was really so short. hence, the sundress.
HI!
Sorry for the drought on my beloved blog. It's kinda carrying over from the drought we are enduring here in the great Midwest.

I have so many pics that I need to download from the balloon launch (which was AMAZING, by the way!!) but that will have to wait. We had people from different areas of the nifty fifty sending up balloons along with us and I want to put some of those on here. Let me just say, we had about 100 people out at Jack's grave...the support and love, prayers and care were (good) overwhelming and so appreciated.

This week has been a whirlwind of fun, picnics, swimming and fellowshipping. And tomorrow, bright and early, Ethan and I will head north with David to work at the INDOT facility for 8 hours. Gotta help  work off the debt I've incurred and do what I can to be responsible. That's our fun for tomorrow, and honestly, it will be fun! it is fun to work on David's crew.

kinda.
maybe not in the 106 degree heat but hey....

As for these beautiful pix of our darling #5 above? Her 5th birthday is on Monday. Hard to believe that she got here 5 years ago. She has been such a blessed addition to this family and a joy to me, especially, in the past year. To watch her grow up and absorb the life that is going on around her is precious. She can be sorta moody but she nixes it quickly. My goal is to make sure she is not forgotten, that she doesn't get away with things that the olders never got away with. That has been a challenge...these big kids really work hard to hold us accountable and David and I will admit, to anyone, that we aren't as "on it" with her and Levi, as we may have been with the olders.

She is active, has a gymnast's body and agility. When she looks at you, with her bright blue eyes and freckles, you could almost melt. She is really into acting like a cat. She has very recently learned how to swim with JUST a life jacket. (and not a life jacket and 2 or 3 tubes). She will be starting Kindergarten in August and she is very excited. I think she will teach circles around me. She is awesome. We are all so glad to have her here.

Happy Birthday, Molly Christine Young!!
You were born on Monday, July 9, 2007
at 2:55 p.m.
weighing in at 7 lbs, 7 oz...
Sister to Will, Ethan, Melanie, Levi and Jack!

On that note, I'm outta here...God be with you!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, dear Molly! How quickly she grows, but the eyes, the eyes remain the same...so vivid and piercing. What an impish little pixie.

Glad to hear that all is well with ya'll.

Hugs,
Tory

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOLLY!!! Hard to believe we have 5 year olds isn't it? The twins were due two days before Molly, but instead came in June. They started k5 this year as well and are FULL of life! Molly is adorably beautiful and I look forward to her becoming a beautiful young lady like her Momma and Sister. Can't wait to see the balloon launch pics- love you!
Shellee

Jodi said...

Happy Birthday, Kitty-Cat Molly!

What beautiful pictures!
A little mirror of so many people...but I have to tell you...the one with the short hair? She looks just like Will!
It's good to hear that someone...besides us...has a hard time being "on it" with the little ones. And to hear that somebody else's big ones...besides ours...hold them accountable. :)

I still can't get over how beautiful the balloon launch was. I am still getting choked up when I think about it. It was perfect.

I love you, Laurie, and miss you!

Tashena said...

Happy Birthday to Miss Molly-Moo!
How neat - she was born on Monday July 9 and her birthday is Monday July 9! How cool?!?!?!

Hope you all are staying cool and using your pool to it's full potential. We haven't been, but, hey, at least it's there if we want it, right? (hopefully not for too much longer)

Saw a great verse this morning...will text it when I get my Bible back out for the reference. ;)

Have a lovely afternoon!

XO

Tesha said...

Happy Birthday BEAUTIFUL Molly!!! I have missed you here in blog land but totally understand summer is busy for us also. Love the sweet pictures you shared :)