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Happy 4th birthday, Raya!

In honor of Raya's 4th birthday today, I decided to post a few of my favorite pictures from all her birthdays. :)
Day 1
This picture makes me laugh. I was pretending to feed her a cookie.

Ready to go home

First picture together

First picture with the 3 of us (the other kids weren't allowed at the hospital because of cold & flu season)

A few days old

A few days old

Love the newborn smiles!

One of my all-time favorites!

First birthday:
First birthday, just a week after getting out of the hospital

And thus began her love of bacon... :)

No desire whatsoever to have anything to do with that cupcake!

1 year old, favorite toys=feeding tube accessories

The whole crew

The "O" face

Birthday girl

Second birthday:
Experimenting with food

Eating her beloved sour cream

Playing with her big brother (and they don't look at all related, do they :) )

Tasting the cake

Playing at the corn maze with Daddy

Third birthday:

Seeing her AMAZING Backyardigans cake for the first time

Eating a little bit of chili for birthday dinner

Excited about opening presents

More in love with a food item than I ever thought she'd be

Blowing out her candles

Eating her birthday cake WILLINGLY, and enjoying it!

There are just no words for cuteness like this. :)

Fourth birthday pictures to come...


  1. Happy birthday Raya! You are such an adorable little girl :)

  2. Happy Birthday Raya!!!! It is evident you are a strong and wonderful young lady! I love seeing this montage of birthday photos! My little guy turned three on November 4 - didn't realize their birthdays were so close. I gotta add, the photo of her with the first birthday cupcake - I have a photo exactly like that of Knox at his first (and second and third birthdays) poking at his cake. This year though, he understood candle blowing and having a cake became awesome instead of sad.


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