Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Kaylee

 Kaylee Joann Floyd. August 29, 2007. 7 lb 12oz. 19 inches long.

How did this tiny baby.....

turn into this little girl!???

Kaylee turned 4 today! I'm not sure how it's possible that my children grow up the way they do. We had a tiny little family birthday party. Of course Heather and Taylor came too:)
 Is she the happiest 4-year-old you've ever seen??

 I know this post is supposed to be all about Kaylee, but LOOK at Riley's face. Seeing her in this picture makes me want to pick her up and squeeze her right this second. In fact, I think I will...

 and look at Kaylee's cutest little bashful face. Oh, how I love her!!!!

 Lily helped open Kaylee's presents...

 and Kaylee held every single one up just like this so I could take a picture.

 We got a pull string pinata. The girls have been begging for a pinata ever since we borrowed a library book called, "Hooray, a Pinata" (super cute book!). The pull strings are sooo much better than beating the junk out of a pinata that an adult is finally forced to rip apart.

 Me and my 7 month pregnant belly shaking the rest of the candy out.

 The wonderful thing about having a family birthday is that the absence of frenzied children scrambling for the pinata candy. The girls have always been very calm and collected when it comes to pinata candy. Here they are demonstrating;)

 Here is Michael playing the part of the missing crazy kids.

I am amazed at how this little girl has grown up. Kaylee is our animal loving girl. She loves God's creatures and is sensitive and caring toward all of them. When Kaylee was born my mom said something to me like, "She has such a sweet and special spirit." I've always remembered my mother speaking those words and at times I have wondered about her "sweet" spirit because she can be such a pill! However, as Kaylee gets older, I am able to see more and more of what my mom was talking about. Today in the car we listened to part of a talk by Dieter F. Uchtdorf titled, The Love of God (beautiful. read it. right now). When we got out of the car Kaylee said, "Mom, I really want to see God". I talked to her a little about Heavenly Father and how much he loves Kaylee and then I asked her, "Why do you want to see God?" Sincerely and with affection, she said, "Because I love Him"
It was such a special moment for me as a mommy. She is such a good girl and, like all children, she has such a pure spirit. 
Kaylee, I hope you know how greatly you are loved! You are loved by so very many! I am so happy that you are aware of your Heavenly Father and His love for you. And I'm so happy that you love Him. I pray that it continues to grow. I LOVE YOU, Kaylee!! Happy Birthday!


  1. Happy Birthday Kaylee!!! I love you so much! Katie, your last entry brought tears to my eyes. What a sweet little girl! I can't believe she is 4 years old!

  2. P.S. Your cake is BEAUTIFUL!!! What a talented sister I have!!!!

  3. Oh, Ger. Please don't be fooled. That is an Albertson's cake!

  4. Kaylee is such a cutie- happy birthday!

  5. Oh I love her! She's such a ham, and so funny to watch! She looks like a perfect mix of Jamie and Erica, with a little of Katie thrown in. Such a beautiful little girl!!!