Tuesday, October 06, 2009

9 years ago...

She came into the world weighing just over 8 lbs. 7 oz. and measuring 20-1/4 inches long.
Today, she's almost 4'6". That's roughly 33.5 inches of growth in 9 years. It sounds like a lot, but it creeps up on you. On day, she's a bundle of babyhood entirely dependent on you for everything. Then one day, you wake up to find a little girl who wakes herself up for school and makes her own breakfast. She's not entirely sure that you know anything about anything but has to stay on your good side to keep collecting her meager allowance. I'm telling you those 9 years went by in a flash!

Big Sis turned 9 today.

I took cupcakes to her school for her to share at lunch. She'll have a party this weekend. But today was just for family. She asked me to make veal piccata for dinner and I helped her bake brownies for dessert. After dinner, she opened her family presents. While her sister was less than thrilled with the book she received, Big Sis was excited about the Little House book she got.

I was reminded of my sister and myself as Big Sis went about opening her presents. While L'il Sis urged her to just tear them open, Big Sis very carefully and slowly unwrapped each gift.
(One Christmas, my younger sister grabbed my gift and opened it for me because I was being too slow in her opinion!)

Enjoying Big Sis's brownies for dessert...


Amy said...

8 pounds 7 ounces out of your tiny body? I hope she appreciates it! Happy birthday Big Sis!

loquita said...

Love Amy's comment! hehehe

I am a slow-and-careful present-opener as well. :)

Happy birthday Big Sis!

Marine Wife said...

Amy, she was the smaller of the 2. Her little sister came in at 8 lbs. 14 oz. But Big Sis was also breech, so both were c-sections. Not only did I not have to push either of those Amazons out, I didn't even have to go into labor. lol

Jody said...

Happy birthday! Although we weren't peeps before she was born, I remember the first time I got a glimpse of her up close! It was at the O'Club in case you were wondering.

Happy birthday, Big Sis!!!