Monday, November 19, 2007

Nine Years Old!

Nine years ago today, a certain red head came into our lives. She surprised me in a couple of ways. She came a day early - my all time record. And she had red hair. That may sound silly, but it had never occurred to me that I might have a red headed child, despite the red color of my mother-in-law's hair. In fact, right after she was born and laid on my stomach, the first thing I said was, "It's got red hair!" I didn't even know the gender yet. My midwife said, "She sure does." So I had to ask, "So it's a girl?" The midwife grabbed each ankle and separated them like a wishbone. "Yep!" So that's how Aubrey came into our world.

Aubrey's nickname is - well, she really has two - "Red" and "Mini-Me." But only Kelly calls her the second, because she is just like a little female version of my husband. Not only does she look like his family, she thinks like he does, has his sense of humor, is good at math and science like he is, and just generally makes us laugh at the resemblance.

She loves horses, loves to read (especially about horses), is a natural organizer, and will laugh so hard she starts crying. Happy Birthday, Aubrey Blair!


Lora said...

Wow, nine! And she was umm 3& 4 I think when she was in my Cubbie group. It is hard to believe we have shared this many years-seems like just last week!

Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Candace said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl!