Friday, January 9, 2009

My Baby is 10!

This year we celebrated Mariah's birthday a little differently. Since we are going to Utah in a few weeks she decided she would rather celebrate with her cousins. It is the first year in a long time that she has not had a party with her friends so it was strange. Anyway, we went to Disney On Ice the day before her birthday and she took her friend Brooke with us. It was a fun show and Gabriella actually held still for the first time her life as she watched. Of course that lasted about 15 minutes, but those 15 were awesome!
On her actual birthday we had a family party at home. Joshua was SO hyper all day anticipating the whole thing! I thought I was going to have to toss him in the snow to get him to chill 0ut a bit, but we survived and I was glad he was so excited for her. He said the prayer for dinner that night and among other things he asked that Mariah's birthday would be beautiful, pretty, and lovely and just a little bit wiggly. I guess we had told him more than a few times to stop bouncing off the walls all day. Needless to say we had a hard time not laughing as he finished praying. Samantha made the birthday poster for her that is on the wall. Mariah is lucky to have siblings that are so happy about her birthday.

Mariah is a beautiful girl, who we love so much. She is an amazing big sister who loves protects her siblings. They all trust her and go to her when they need help or in Joshua's case if I tell him no about something he just says he will ask Mariah to get it for him. She is also a fabulous student and I couldn't be more proud of her. We are so lucky to have had this little girl with us for 10 years! I cannot believe how fast the time has gone, but I am excited to see what the next 10 years has in store for her! Hopefully it will not go as quickly as the first 10 and of course I am sure we will just sail through the teen years without a glitch:) Happy Birthday Buggy! We love you!!!!!

Thanks for the cute pj's aunt Christy!

After our family celebration Mariah gave each of us a ring with a cute letter rolled up in it. She is so thoughtful!

13 comments:

Doug, Katie, Britton, Hayden, Boston Anderson said...

It is so strange to think in another 10 years she will be 20! Where does the time go? It looks like you guys had a lot of fun on her birthday. I can't wait to celebrate with you when you come. Boston has been asking us all day if he can talk to Joshy on the computer.

Donahue Family said...

Great pictures Jamie!
Looks like a great day for Mariah! She's such a sweet girl.

Melissa said...

Really,10? That is so crazy! Well tell her congrats--she is such a cutie!

Donahue Family said...

lol. you crack me up.
Maybe you could secretly slip circles into my pockets at church. lol. Or text the word CIRCLE to me throughout the week. :)
I'm a looney. I know it.

Wallin Family said...

Happy Birthday, Mariah! I can't believe that she is 10. She was just a little girl when we moved to DC.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Mariah! You realize your mom was this age when she started babysitting my kids! Now look how old they are!! Someday, you'll be able to visit the kids you babysit when they're all grown up! Hope you had a great day! We'd love to see you when you come to Utah. We'd love to have Bob see all of you and how great you are. He'd love you as much as we all did in August. Give your family a big hug from us! Love ya! Michelle

West said...

Happy Bday Mariah! I am jealous you are going to Utah!

Momma Ballou said...

I loved Joshy's prayer. At least it's longer than the 2 or 3 words Porter says in his prayers. Can't wait to see you guys.

Carolyn said...
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Carolyn said...

I can't believe she is 10! I remember one time when you were very pregnant with her, we were all over at your grandma's house for something and you were laying on the couch while Christy was rubbing your feet to try and get some of the swelling to go down. Time really flys doesn't it! Happy birthday Mariah!!

We are looking forward to seeing you guys soon. Have a safe trip!

Donahue Family said...

We missed you last night. I hope Bree is feeling better.

Kao said...

Happy Birthday Mariah! Wow, 10?! I can't believe it. What a beautiful young lady!!

Donahue Family said...

That is true, it wont warm up by the time you come home, but its already trashed. lol. Since its SO close to the road, the plow tossed a butt load of snow at it, so mr. snowman is covered to his neck in snow. lol. Feel free to drive by though. lol