Sunday, August 13, 2006

Happy Birthday Lauren...

"Lauren, come upstairs...we have your birthday present"

"Come see...it is on the couch"


As she walked over and looked at the blanket she turned to us and asked....

".....is this REAL?"

"...is this really a real baby sister or a doll?"

(running up for a hug)


Lauren got to show new baby to Grandma Jane

The big sister

We asked Lu what she thought the name should be and she cast the deciding vote for Norah


That was how Lauren got her first birthday present....................

25 comments:

5KidMom said...

That has to be the best birthday present ever!!

compulsive writer said...

This wonderful story just keeps getting better and better the more I hear about it. I know I said this before, but those photos are priceless.

Julie said...

I love it I love it I love it!

Anne said...

Both Lauren and Nora are going to have an incredible story to tell!

Totally amazing.

Syd said...

Could you guys be any cuter? I love love love that part of the story!! And the pictures are so great, you can really see her thought process going on there!! What a fun birthday present!! lol!!

Oh, and Jordan was almost Mr T last year, but he had never had a hair cut and I just wasn't quite ready to do it, so he was a fireman instead. (I finally cut his hair around Christmastime.) Jacob was soooo cute as Yoda!!

lisa v. clark said...

Don't you know, in about 10 years, Lauren's going to yell how she wished she just got a LOCKET for her birthday . . . :0) Ah, sisters!

That really is a priceless story!

Bek said...

Lisa, that is what I keep saying.

Syd...we cut Jacob's hair for the first time when he was just a few months old (I know...big no no for a black boy) but it was HUGE. His hair is still so long that if I pull it out, it is 5 or 6 inches long..

Nori's hair is loose curls....so fun and soft for now......

Queen Scarlett said...

Lauren is the luckiest girl ever! ;-) She seems to have that lovely nurturing sister attitude. So happy for you. Your blog always makes me smile. ;-)

Design Mom said...

Your family is beautiful. What a treat to get to read your story.

sarah said...

Those pictures are great! She looks so happy!

wendy said...

How precious! :-) I love the last photo of your two beautiful daughters together! ;-)

wendysue said...

ok, that's about the sweetest thing I've ever heard (and seen!!)

and LVC--I'm still laughing. . .that was classic.

Lyle said...

Truly adorable photos. Can't wait to see what kind of stories you'll have to share as this little one grows up.

more caffeine, please said...

I love it! Now I can't wait to see what she asks for next year...

Fizzle said...

look at your girls! so adorable. thanks for sharing the photos. i've been dying to see norah updates.

hope you're well, girl!

Julie said...

Awwwwww! What a neat piece of family history to have photographed! Lucky Lauren!

Queso said...

That's the best story I've read all week. What incredible joy!

MP2 said...

Wonderful!

HelpMeBubba said...

This is my first time to your blog...found you through my sister, Diary of the Nello. That is the cutest story ever! I will definately check back!!

Lorien said...

great story and great pics. "Is this real?" how wonderful!

congratulations again!

Emily said...

Bek,

I have to tell you that I love the name you gave your daughter, and fell in love with it when I read your first post about her. I have been very indecisive about what to name our daughter who is due in 5 short weeks and wanted to know if it's okay with you if I steal--no, borrow--no, share Norah's name. I figure that I am a stranger who lives in another state, so I'm hoping you might not mind too much. (Although we do know several of the same people, including Wendy, of international adoption fame who has commented here before.)

Dawn and Joe De Lorenzo said...

Your family is so beautiful! You must want to just eat her up she is so cute :-) I am new to your blog so I will have to read up on your story. Looking forward to more pics.

:-) Dawn De Lorenzo
www.quest2kaz.blogspot.com

Suzie Petunia said...

I just read the entire Norah story- in fact, I read it aloud to my husband. We are in awe and amazed at how your family has come together. AMAZING! She is beautiful and I am so happy for your entire family! I love her name, too!

c jane said...

I could look at this post 20 times a day! I love it.


I also love Grandma Jane for wearing a mu mu!

Isabel said...

This is an awesome post. Thanks for sharing.