Friday, January 30, 2009

5 years Ago...

I can't believe 5 years ago today I was told that our little Kiera was going to be born 5 weeks early. It was scary but I knew that everything was going to be alright. At 9:40 on January 30th, 2004 Kiera Lynn Patterson was born weighing 5lbs 4 oz. She was rushed into the NICU only to be brought back to me about 30 minutes later-she was perfect! Kiera has grown up to be a very smart, funny, energic, lovable, sassy, and cute little 5 year old. She loves to be the center of attention and if she is not she will try her hardest to become it. She loves her family, friends, coloring, lipgloss, build-a-bears and most importantly Jesus. I am proud of her and the little lady she is becoming. I'm trying not to make her grow up to fast, but she reminds me of the way I was growing up--you know 5 going on 15.

Happy Birthday KIERA!! I love you-Mom

Kiera's first photo's-she was so tiny!

Kiera at 5 years old. She has grown up so fast

Party with friends. Kiera wanted to invite to 2 friends over so she chose Ellie and Dejah. We went to Mcdonald's for lunch and Build-a-Bear. The girls had a blast.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Walking with Dinosaurs

Last Saturday we went to the Walking with Dinosaurs show. This was the kids christmas present from their Grandma Teri. They loved it. Dryson was scared at some points but for the most part he did very well. Kiera's favorite part was when the long neck dinosaurs wrapped their necks around each other. Dryson's favorite part was the baby T-Rex, but as soon as the mother T-Rex came in he was SCARED. The dinosaurs were huge and realistic looking. I hope you all watched the making of it on channel 7 a couple weeks ago.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy Birthday DAD!

Sorry this is late, but Monday was my dad's birthday. My dad has always been there for me. At a young age I attached to my dad and I have always been daddy's little girl. At three years old I ran away from home with my dog to go looking for my dad, I guess that is just the way it has been and will probably always be. He has always been there for me and now my kids when we need him. He makes a great babysitter (just ask Dryson who gets to stay up all night if Grandpa is there). He loves his grandkids and would do anything for them. He loves to take them to build-a-bear and then McDonalds and Kiera thinks that is the coolest. I am grateful for a Dad that will stop doing whatever he is doing to help one of his kids. Happy Birthday Dad and we LOVE YOU!!!!

These are pictures from his birthday dinner that we did at my house Sunday night. Kiera, Dryson, and Grandpa
Kiera, Dryson, McKenna and Grandpa
I could be bias but I think he has some of the cutest grandkids ever!