Friday, August 03, 2007

Happy Birthday Lydia

Two years ago Lydia Ruth was born.

Lydia means Strong, and Ruth means Friend. We named her such because we wanted her to be a strong friend for Kara who often jumps into things without thinking. The name has held very true.

Lydia is a very strong and independent child. If she doesn't want to do something she is very firm in letting you know. Yet, she has proven to be a wonderful friend to her sister. She enjoys playing with Kara and is often found following Kara around the house (and often joins her sister in trouble).

Yet Lydia has been such a blessing and a joy. She is also very active.
She loves to run around the house, and the only time you can find her sitting still is if she is eating or reading a book.

Below is a picture of Lydia's first birthday party in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Lydia is totally a girly girl. She loves to put on necklaces, bracelets, rings. She is always wrapping a scarf around her neck or putting on shawls. She is often dragging around purses and putting on shoes.

Another thing Lydia loves to do is swing. If you are outside with her she constantly will ask you to push her on the swing.

Yet Lydia has always been a Daddy's girl. She loves her daddy
and certainly prefers him over me. She does love me, but there is no
one like Daddy to her.

Lydia Ruth you are a wonderful
ray of sunshine in our lives.

Happy 2nd Birthday!!!


Alicia said...

Thanks for sharing your rationale behind Lydia's name. We always say that having children is like giving gifts to the other children. I didn't say that well, but what I mean is siblings will always have each other and be lifelong friends. What a precious thing!

So much of Lydia's description sounds like my Chloe. Must be the age similarity.

What do you have planned for Lydia's bday?

Conleys said...

happy birthday lydia! (even though we've never met you yet!) i think my favorite picture is ja holding her. how precious!

juliechall said...

Happy Birthday Lydia!!!
We love you guys and miss you. We just returned from St. Vincent with the teens. It was a great trip and we are trying to recover right now. We will post soon.

Love ,

carissa said...

Happy Birthday Lydia. I remember her baby pics so well. She's growing so fast. Funny about the conversion to the Steelers, but it makes Brent happy :)

Leah (Parrish) Millan said...

What a beautiful picture of Lydia and JA! I absolutely love it!