Sunday, February 3, 2013

Happy Birthday Amber

Things I don't want to forget about Amber:

*As a two year old she would spend hours pulling out all the books on the bookshelf and quietly 'read each one'.

*Her first words--Read it

*She didn't seem to need as much sleep as her older sister but they shared a room so the girls went to bed at the same time. Amber would wait for Candise to fall asleep and then quietly sneak out of bed and say sweetly, 'Can I stay up a little longer if I help you fold clothes?' I was always folding clothes!
How does a parent refuse such a request?

*The day after Amber's 3rd birthday she woke and sadly stated, 'My birthday is over'.

*At about four if Amber would get mad at me she would hotly say, 'I'm not coming on your side of the bed tonight!' In her mind this was a cruel punishment.

*The year Amber turned 5 we had a grand party planned, her little pre-school group of about 6 children were invited. We planned and prepared, Amber was so excited. We woke on the morning of her birthday to two feet of fresh snow. Snow plows were slow coming that day. One by one all of the children called and said they couldn't come because of dangerous driving conditions. Amber was heartbroken. I called Greg at work--Super Dad to the rescue. Greg came home from work and picked up each child in his 4-wheel drive truck. The party was a success. Greg then delivered each child safely home. Amber was happy.

*Amber has always love flowers. She would often knock on my door with a bouquet of dandelions or a tulip from the neighbors yard. Amber's home always has fresh flowers when we visit. She often surprises me with a bouquet of flowers 'just because'.

*As a young teen Amber was tending Aunt Becky's kids. She decided the baby needed his first haircut and proceeded to give it to him. Aunt Becky tried unsuccessfully to hide her dismay. We had a nice chat about cutting kids hair when you babysit!

*In the spring Amber could always be found in the garden eating fresh peas.

*She is all grown up and now we are watching Amber be a kind, loving Mother.

Happy Birthday Amber--We love you. Have a wonderful day.


Nedra said...

It's so fun to see Amber all grown up now! And what a beautiful family! Happy Birthday Amber!

Beth said...

Sweet memories of a much-loved daughter!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Aw, what lovely memories of your sweet daughter! Happy Birthday, Amber!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Aw, what lovely memories of your sweet daughter! Happy Birthday, Amber!

Kayte said...

What a sweet post! I wouldn't want to forget those things about Amber either! Happy Birthday, Amber (a little late, but no less sincere...and it makes it so that maybe your birthday "isn't over" yet!).