Thursday, March 1, 2012

Happy Birthday to my girl!

Brooke's 1st birthday

 Happy Birthday to my oldest daughter.

Is it possible that 24 years have passed since you made me a mother?
Brooke 1 day old

Brooke looked just like her daddy.  Remove the hair bow and change the picture to black and white and one would pass for the other.

Brooke and Mom playing

And it was love. 

cutie pa-tootie

My Brooke has grown up to be a wonderful woman. People used to compliment me on what a sweet and thoughtful person she is.  I tell them she came that way.  Brooke is always observing and tries to act when she sees a need. Many have been recipients of her sweet notes, cards or perhaps her famous brownies.

Brooke the helper
Even as a young girl she liked to help. She used to sing to her siblings when they cried and helped me around the house.  One of my favorite memories of Brooke is when she was 5 years old and had a new baby sister.  I went to the laundry room for a minute and her sister woke while I was gone and began to cry.  When I returned Brooke was sitting in her little chair rocking baby Hannah and singing to her. Sweet, sweet sight.  I wish I had a picture of that.

And this picture I'm throwing in because it shows her beautiful smile, hair color and natural curls and she is wearing one of my dresses from the 60's. I think it is so fun that my mom saved some of my clothes and they will be passed on again to the next generation.
Halloween Cheerleading Costume

 Now my girl is finishing up school at my Alma Mater.  Do you think we might have influenced her in that decision early on? Seriously, both my girls wore this and both ended up at BYU.  My son did not wear this and is not at BYU.  Is that sufficient evidence? 

So Happy Birthday to my wonderful daughter. Wish I could be there to celebrate it with you.  And not just because there is chocolate cake involved.


Brooke said...

Thanks, Mom! Love you!

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful Brooke!!!!
Love, love, love the pictures!!!!