Thursday, January 15, 2009

Friday's "I Am Five" Foto Finish Fiesta!

Contrary to what I knew in my heart was totally the case....five years ago today I did not give birth to an owl. Or a dolphin. Or a Buick. I gave birth to my darling Rachel!

Now this little one was always moving and playing...and getting into my tupperware cabinet.

She is the little sister of the best big sister in the world...(yes, that means you Emily)


who to this day, reads to her every night...and plays with her all the time despite the 4 year age difference.


...and is always there for her.

Whatever my girls choose do in life...be they lumberjacks,



or zoo keepers,



or farmers,


or archeologists...



or a The Next Pussycat Doll...


They will ROCK it! And, I would expect nothing else.

You never cease to amaze me , dollface!! Happy 5th Birthday Ray Ray!!


PS - a special shout out to Uncle Steven who is also celebrating his birthday today. And unlike his niece, he was not counting down the days (we start counting in reverse after age 40) nor is he going to Disneyland on Saturday!! And , Esteban - just in case you are wondering...you did win the baby pool according to Price is Right Rules (closest to the correct time without going over)- but I 'll never admit it. Nor will I ever give you the $50.00 for the win. Maybe I will when you push an owl out of your vagina.


PSS - if you want to see some more Foto Fun...click here and pop over to Candid Carrie's!

31 comments:

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Happy Birthday, Rachel! Love the Sister pictures.

Yaya said...

Beautiful pictures!!! Love the one of them in the tree!

Always Home and Uncool said...

Ah, I remember the Tupperware days.

Happy birthday, kid. Don't smoke.

Mama Dawg said...

Happy Birthday, Rachel! Awesome pictures.

Fannie said...

Your girls sound lovely!

Susie said...

Too cute!!

Britt said...

Cutest Pussycat Doll ever!

Happy Birthday Rachel .. one whole hand, that's big stuff!!

That tree picture is amazing, by the way.

Ann said...

It is great to see the bond between them...equally as great to hear whatever they become you will be proud!

Happy Phriday! And Happy B-day to your family members!

Emily said...

What a sweetie, happy bday!

Head Nut said...

Happy Birthday!! What great photos!!

Miss Blondie said...

Happy Birthday Rachel!! Great pics of your girls!!

American in Norway said...

Ahhh, Happy birthday! Great shots!

Glenda, saved by grace said...

Awe Happy Birthday to Rachel!
Nothing like a bond between sisters.

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so sweet. It almost made me want to be nicer to my sister. :)

Star Forbis said...

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Weith Kick said...

You have a couple of very pretty girls. Happy Birthday to Rachel.

What? No shout out to weird Uncle Murray? What gives?

Kat said...

Happy Birthday! Big, big day.

And my girls are a little over three years apart...and they are sooo good together when they are not being bad together :-)

Aunt Becky said...

Happy Birthday, Rachel! Save me some cake.

for a different kind of girl said...

Happy birthday to your beauty!

And wow! There will never be a question that those two girls are sisters, will there!?

Cristin said...

Happy Birthday Rachel!! Great pics!!

Mrs. Blue said...

Ahhhh, Happy Birthday Rachel!!!!

It's a great day for birthdays!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday to your littel girl!

They are both so cute and your older daughter looks like a great big sister!!

Candid Carrie said...

You are crazy. Or lucky. I've got four boys and two girls. I will trade those two girls in for four more boys any day. Don't tell my girls I said that because I will deny everything.

nikkicrumpet said...

Well happy birthday to that gorgeous little girlie nugget! And what a lucky kid she is to have such a nice mom and such a wonderful big sister!

Kelly said...

I hope she had a fab day!! I am SO jealous that your girls get along so well!

careysue said...

Happy Birthday Rachel!! The big 5!

Hey guess what I have the big 5-0 this year!!

Beautiful daughters.

binks said...

Those are some cute kids!
Hope the big 5 was a good one.

Rhea said...

Great photos of your girls! My boys are five years apart and play together nonstop.

Happy Birthday to your Rachel!

Lula! said...

Oh, your baby is all grown up. I love posts about your girls. It makes me want to post about mine...but then Caroline's all, "I don't wanna take a picture!" and Libbey's all, "Can I watch Catch That Kid?"

Seriously. Sisters. You gotta love 'em!

lmerie said...

Over from SITS . . . I see you are a Candid Candy fan too!

Love the photo's, what sweet pictures and what a great tribute for her birthday!

Mariah said...

Loving the monkeys in the tree!! Happy Birthday to her