Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy 10th birthday to my baby girl!

I can't believe that as of tomorrow morning, I will have been a mom for a decade. Ten years ago this evening, when I thought I might be in labor, I thought I knew what it meant to be a mother - after all, I had my own mom and grandmothers as wonderful role models. But really, looking back, I had no clue what I was getting into! But goodness, we were about to embark on the greatest adventure of our lives.

I am so incredibly proud of this beautiful creature I call my daughter - she's got so much going for her - smart, funny, kind, talented and beautiful. Sometimes when I look at her I wonder just how in the world did she come from Todd and me?

Paige is a dancer - so passionate and eager to learn and improve. But more so, Paige is a performer. She loves to entertain and be the center of attention - and we love every second of it.

I recently did a portrait session with her - she's admired the dancer sessions I've done recently and wanted one of her own. And we did some fashion-y portraits, too. (Of course, she's already asking for a new session even though I just did this one in August!). So here she is, my baby girl, who will turn 10 in a few short hours.

I love you, Dolly! (the picture immediately below was taking on her second birthday).

(If your monitor's resolution makes them look pixel-y, just click on them to see them better).