Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Chloe!

I'm soooo glad you were born. There aren't even words to express how freakin' glad I am to have you. Sure, we've had our ups and downs and there was that whole me-hating-your-entire-existence phase right after you were born, but, hey, we got through it. And really, even then I totally loved you and you know it. Cuz, damn, looking back, you were the cutest thing on two short little legs and you smiled like this:



















I mean, who can resist that scrunched up little face? Nobody. Especially these fine citizens who created you.




















You came to us on March 11th, 1994 and 14 years have come and gone since that day.




















And each and every day since then has been a little bit more memorable because you were there. Just c'mon and tell me that this doesn't brighten up your day:

























I mean, freakin' adorable, no? Just look at that kid! (Your sister's not so bad, either.)



















When you came the family was complete and happy. We've had rough spots (duh), but it's been no problemo to get through them when you've got a family like ours.




















You, Little Bird, are quirky

























sweet





















giggly

























playful

























cute

























fun

























witchy




















classic (not unlike Abbey Road)
























graceful

























smiley

















weird























beautiful























strong























contemplative

















goofy






























































































serious

















enlightened

























and exquisite.

















I'm so very lucky to have a sister like you. One who's my best friend, who indulges me (if reluctantly), who I can lean on and who leans on me, and one who just makes everything fun.

















I honestly don't know what I'd do without you. You're my rock, my guide, my very closest friend, and my very favorite person.

















Dude, and all these awesome people you've brought into our lives!





















































And you let me take photos of you! And guess what? They turn out amazing because you, Little Bird, are freakin' gorgeous.



















































































So, to sum up, you rock hardxcore (with an 'x' and everything, dude). You're my hero, my best friend, my savior, my partner in crime, and my very favorite sister ever. You boogie down,

















you insited for a time that you were actually a changeling,
























and, sure, you've got your head in the clouds sometimes,

















but it's absolutely a good thing.
So . . .























5 comments:

Zenmomma said...

Emjay that is THE SWEETEST and most awesome birthday message I have ever read. Thanks for posting all of those amazing pictures. We love you guys.

Happy Birthday Chloe!!!

Stephanie said...

Truth and beauty bombs!

Frank said...

Wow! Exquisite!

kelli said...

I missed this tribute until Mary posted it over at her blog... awww, I'm tearin' up :)

I MUST visit your blog more!

*hugs*

hippyhappyhay said...

Incredibly sweet, hope my girls have this when they are grown :)