Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lainey Caroline, 4 Years Old

Lots of celebrating going on here right now.

Our littlest turns 4 today.  4 years old.  Such a big girl.


A quick look back:

1 day old......our precious bebe.


With her name sake, Aunt Caroline.  Look at that dark monkey hair!

Here is where she lived for most of her first year.....in the baby bjorn.....while I was chasing her two older brothers.





Her Catholic baptism.  I love a baby in a bonnet.

One of my favorite pictures of all time.

1 year old birthday.


2 year old birthday.




3?  We barely celebrated. 

We actually ate breakfast in the Colorado Rockies the morning of her 3rd birthday......en route from KC to San Diego.......on our big move out west.  This was fitting because she is our only Colorado born child.

Once we arrived, we celebrated with Pa, whose birthday is one day after Laine's.

Finally 4.

Some pictures from the beach this morning.











Over it.

That's a wrap.

I love that little Lainey Bug.  She's the daughter I never knew I had to have.  She is the perfect fit to our family.

Sugar, spice and everything in between.

More parties ahead.......this evening with Daddy......tomorrow with Rylee and Cailyn......with friends in a couple of weeks......and then to the Bippity Boppity Boutique at Disneyland with Coco and Tessie Mayes in October.

Happy Birthday, baby Laine.

25 comments:

Leiah said...

Oh my hell ~ that child is just too, too scrumptious for words! Today's photo shoot is absolutely gorgeous - I mean children's catalog material gorgeous. And that 1st b-day picture? She's the spitting image of Buffy in "Family Affair". I think I'm going to have to add "Meet Lainey Caroline" to the ol' bucket list. Here's the plan - y'all come down to an LSU game and I'll meet ya there, ok? Good! Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks!

aunt caroline said...

Love you Lainey Bug!

Vincent Family said...

I can't get over all that DARK hair in her baby picture!! And I love the 1 year pic. Looks just like her now only mini-me style. Happy birthday to a sweet little girl!!!

Nicky said...

Lainey is pure sunshine. You can see it in every photo.

Happy Birthday, Lainey!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday to Lainey! Love her birthday pictures. They are too cute!

Check out the new Better Homes and Garden. They have fun ideas for Halloween pails. There's a girly ballet one that I think would be perfect for Lainey.

Quinn, Allison, Rylee and Cailyn McNamara said...

Love all the pictures - both old and new! Happy Birthday, Laine! So glad you're Rylee's BFF (:

Kelley said...

She is so beautiful!! I love these pictures & love her name. I would've had a Laine if I had a girl. Instead, I have an Austin & a Landon. Landon is sort of close, right?

Merry Mack said...

Happy Birthday, Lainey! She is just a beautiful child. Great pictures. Sounds like there are lots of fun parties ahead!

Jodee said...

Happy Birthday, Lainey! Love, love, love her new beach pictures!

Dee Stephens said...

sooooo sweet! baby girls are the best!

The Jones Family said...

Happy Birthday Lainey Bugs! We love you!

Brittny said...

Happy "birt-day" Lainey!!!!! I can't believe you are 4. I don't like it because that means my Sophie turns 4 soon now. I'm not ready for that. But I love love love love love your shirt (must find for Sophie, if I still can) and think the photo of you kissing that sucker is hilarious! Sophie would do the same thing. Oh the trouble you girls would get into. Good thing you live so far apart. Not really. I adore you (even though I've never met you, creepy factor coming in now) and will be praying you have a fabulous year as a 4 year old!! : )

starnes family said...

Brittny - the shirt is from Gap. It's actually an 18-24 month size that my Aunt Donna gave her a few years ago. Think this is our last year to wear it. If you think it will fit Sophie, I'll send it to you!

Nate, Abbey, Noah and Blaire said...

She's soooo cute!

Carrie Darney said...

Simply beautiful...just like her Mama!! Happy Birthday LC!

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Happy Birthday sweet, sassy, funny, beautiful Lainey!!!

Kittie Flyn said...

I'm a little late but happy birthday to your little Lainey! She radiates sunshine and energy...what a blessing all your children are. :)

Monica said...

Great pics on the beach. They look PROFESSIONAL. Happy Birthday little one!

Wiz said...

SHe is absolutely beautiful!! Such a sweet post. I am a new follower. Love your blog!

Lauren W said...

First of all, I love your new blog header! So cute. And I love love love this post about sweet Lainey. She is just as beautiful as she is precocious. Love all of the pictures.

Claire Kiefer said...

Happiest birthday, Lainey!! I can't believe all that dark hair she had as a baby! Then again, I had a head full of dark hair, too, and mine's blonde now. Genes are weird!

Impulsive Addict said...

I love her too! And I think Emma Kate needs a similar outfit for her 2nd bday in December. So, are you gonna make it for me?

Great pics on the beach. Her baby pics made my uterus ache. I want another baby so bad that I am not afraid to steal somebody's if I don't get one soon.

The Lenzers said...

happy birthday sweet LC!!!!! Hope you are doing ok mamma

Sara said...

Sweet Lainey Caroline!! Happy Birthday to you. I can't believe she's 4 years old. Just as sassy and beautiful as ever!

~KS said...

Yes. I am getting around to leaving comments... and I just want you to know I still have set my baby standards by all things Lainey. I hope my peanut is as cute as Lainey, and has her style and silly smile... I just want my own version of Lainey. Not too much to ask??

And please tell me where you got her orange and pink tutu. Adore.