Elle is 4!

Elin (Elle) Julia

Born July 16, 2007

I`m not even sure what to write. This picture brings back memories of how I felt when I first met Elle. They are so intense and happy– it`s like I can`t even contain the memory.

We waited so long for her. It might not be correct to say another person can MAKE you happy– but my baby Elle did.

Her daddy and I loved her in a way that is indescribable.

Jesus, you gave us the perfect gift.

How tiny and precious. Those little LEGS!

Serious, and yet witty– that`s my Elle, even way back then.

“Where`s my mom?”

Please stop growing up, mommy can`t stand it.

Her hair. She had a ton of it from day 1.

Hi, Sweetie!

2 years old…

3 years old…


4 years old!

These old pictures made me feel really smushy and teary. Guess who I am off to find for a big huge hug!

PS. This was supposed to be posted days ago…

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  1. Thelma says:

    Awww. Happy birthday elle. i clearly remember back in those baileyandme days, when she was born. Her birth must have impressed me greatly because it is a very distinct memory, being in our little apt. reading that you had a baby, and wow she was SO cute. I felt so very happy for you guys. I still think she is one of the most stunning infants I have ever laid eyes on, next to my own daughter, of course:-)

  2. Shelly says:

    Hmmm, didn’t know that our firstborns are so close in age. D’s birthday is the 24th~Sunday . . . yeah, on the weekend when things didn’t go so well in the “us getting together” department. 🙁 Anyway, Happy Birthday, to your precious daughter!

  3. I remember reading your xanga when she was born.. her with all that hair.It left an impression on me. i loved it. Little did i know i’d be blessed a couple years later with a little girl with a ton of hair too.. 🙂 She is now 20 months and i’m trying to figure out how to manage it all!! It always looks so messy.. happy 4th to Elle!

  4. Rachel says:

    she was and still is so very pretty Jenny!! look at all that hair on her as a newborn! omw!!! no idea what that is like! ;O)

  5. clarita says:

    Aww, this is such a sweet post. Zoe’s birthday is Thursday and I’ve been mentally looking back at pictures from the past four years, thinking I’d do a post exactly like this, with a picture from each year. Imagine my surprise when I see you had the same idea. 🙂

    Elle is so so gorgeous. I’ve always thought her one of the most beautiful little girls I’ve ever seen – anywhere. And I cannot imagine having a child with so much hair from the very beginning! Olivia is my long-haired child now, with hair that far surpasses her big sister in length and thickness, but she was nigh to a baldie at the beginning. I always oooooohh and aaaaah when I see babies such as yours with a headful of hair!

    So glad God answered your prayers and granted you children! It’s been fun learning to know you and your little family. 🙂

  6. Anna Miller says:

    What a beautiful baby Elle was/is. I love all her hair… Kari had a head full like that too when she was born, and i know how. crazy. much. fun. that was! I know we’ve never met in person, but I enjoy observing your mothering and I think you do it so well… blessings to you as you continue to point your little girls to Jesus.

  7. Sarah says:

    Don’t you think you should be having another baby soon when they are so stinkin’ cute? Happy belated birthday to seet little El!

  8. Lynnelle says:

    what is it with kids growing up so fast?! I remember thinking that A would never fit into those 2T outfits I got as baby gifts, but time has a way of sneaking on by without us watching. Everytime I look at my babies’ photo albums I get this panicky feeling in my throat because they’re growing up so fast and I’m afraid I’m not enjoying the moment enough. These pictures of beautiful baby elle remind me to make the most of each day! Love you!

  9. Rachel says:

    what happened to the party post??? loved it, and now? i miss it. thinking of you friend…

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