Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Short Sassy Six

Little Miss Mia Louise turned six years old this week. She has been such a blessing in our lives and was the baby for almost six years. From the get go this kid has done things her own way.

I was scheduled to be induced with Mia on June 2nd. After supervising an all night graduation party and a long week of festivities back in 2005, I came home to "rest." My body was so uncomfortable and really resting was out of the question. We went down to my mom's for a memorial day bbq. After eating lunch I carried my plate into the kitchen to wash it and put it in the dishwasher. As I bent over I felt an excruciating pain and couldn't stand back up. Tim immediately told me to get in the car so we could go to the hospital. His biggest fear has always been that I would have a baby in the car. So, we headed to SL. We got as far as Mt. Dell Golf course and I told him to turn around that I was embarrassed to call the doctor in on a holiday. He ignored me and continued down the canyon to the hospital.

When I checked in I told them "my husband thinks I am in labor." Once I was checked by the nurse she confirmed that I was indeed in labor and needed to get the epidural before it was too late. We left Ellie and Tess with everyone back home. When we called to tell them what was going on they were all halfway to the hospital. Good thing everyone was ready to meet Mia because she arrived one hour after we got to the hospital.

She hasn't stopped surprising me since that day. This year of kindergarten proved to be no different. Between the shoe incident and the love notes from her "boy" that is a friend she has kept me on my toes.

I was worried how she would react to the baby since she had been our "baby" for so long, but again she has surprised me. She loves Evie and wants to help all the time. She loves reading, playing the violin, and is quite the ballroom diva. We love our Mia Lousie and know she will go far in her life! I am so proud to be her mother.


Billie Sue said...

I could not agree any more! Miss Mia is beautiful and sweet and loving and giving and fiesty and funny and smart and many, many more things...believe me! You hear stories about her so you expect some sort of terror, but when she is definitely NOT anything close to a terror, but rather a most precious jewel! We love Mia and are happy she came to our family and that we are able to share in the sunshine she brings to this world!

The Gunnerson Family said...

Mia is one of a kind. I love the spunk she has. We are officially "in love" with Mia at our house. So far I haven't felt the need to break Noah's heart and tell him we can't marry cousins!

Giselle Rasheta said...

I always felt like a 2nd mother to all your girls, but Mia in particular has always pulled at my heartstrings. The way she cuddled as a baby/toddler made me feel like the most special person in the world. She is ridiculously cute, smart, and TALENTED! Holy cow. I'm always at a loss of how to deal with her talent. I can't wait to see what's to come of that sweet little "baby."

Chelsea Johnson said...

We love that little Miss Mia! We're so glad you let us be a part of her big day! Love you all!

Jan said...

Mia, you are so beautiful! Happy Birthday to you! We love you so much!