Way way back in December 1993 when Benny was 14 months old and his Daddy and I were getting ready to buy our first house, we were also expecting our second baby. We closed on our house in the little known community of Crawford, Texas, December 15th. Baby was due to arrive on December 20 so we had to hurry!
My parents and younger brother and sister arrived from Michigan on December 19th to help us move, celebrate Christmas, and welcome the new baby. The last piece of furniture, my piano, was moved in on the evening of December 24th. Benny was tucked into bed and Santa visited our house.
Bright and early December 25th - 3:30am to be exact - I awoke with labor contractions. As the world was welcoming Christmas Day, our Katie was born at 7:00am December 25, 1993.
She weighed 10lb 12oz and I always said that if I had known she was so big I never could have gone through with the delivery. She had more hair than a lot of kids have by their 2nd birthday and she was very strong! She could roll from front to back when she was two weeks old!
Katie grew and so did her hair. To my constant amazement, people often asked if she was wearing a WIG! She did, however, finally grow into her hair.
Fourteen Christmases have passed and she has continued to grow into a beautiful young lady. I'm proud and happy to be her mother and can't say enough good things about Katie - her excellent grades, her sweet and thoughtful personality, her great sense of humor - too many things to list. So I'll stop at that.
If you have survived the birthday photo parade then you deserve a little Eye Candy Update! Here is Argosy as of yesterday afternoon. It's another few inches longer now.