Saturday, March 6, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday Ashlin!!!

Five years ago this morning at 5:53 a.m. Ashlin Michelle Leader joined our family. She was born after only an hour of labor and as Dr. Davis said "she was a big little girl". Ashlin weighed 9 lbs. 0 oz. and was 22 inches long. The nurses weren't for sure if the newborn diapers were going to fit her. She was born with red hair and blue eyes.

Ashlin's two big sisters were so proud of her.

Ashlin's first birthday.

Ashlin putting together a puzzle. She is a whiz at putting puzzles together.

Ashlin has always been an independent child. I became a stay-at-home mom when Ashlin was born. Ashlin would sit in her bouncy seat and watch me do housework. I would talk to her and she was content for long spans of time. Ashlin is also a little girl that does not need someone to entertain her. She will go off and play all by herself.

Turning 5 years old today was huge for Ashlin because she knows that you have to be 5 to go to Kindergarten. She wants to go to school every day all day just like her sisters.

The last five years of staying home with her have flown by quickly and I will miss her when she goes to Kindergarten in the fall.

Take care,


  1. Happy birthday to your easy going puzzle loving girl! I hope she had a great day! We just returned from Charlie Fox's birthday party so we are in full party mode here!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. What a sweet picture of her with her sisters. I hope she had a great birthday! How did you celebrate?