I don’t know how it’s possible, but today my baby girl – well, one of them – is six years old.  I remember like it was yesterday trying to walk her out, but she stayed put until she was good and ready to make her entrance into the world nine days after her due date.  Almost from the moment she was born, she had a certain twinkle in her eye, and Michael and I were convinced that she was trying to smile.

That twinkle has remained, and to this day, she is just a very sweet, good-natured little girl.


(I see so much of her in Scarlett!)


Ahhh, those curls were legendary!  They’ve tamed now to just a wave.




The chubby cheeks have mostly disappeared, too.  She is doted on by everyone older than her in our family, and she dotes on Finn and Scarlett.  She’s lost a tooth, is in first grade and is learning to read.  She’s growing up.


Happy birthday, sweet Lilah.

5 Comments on “Six”

  1. Caryl Becker Phillips
    October 4, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    Oh I just adore that little girl. She is so smart and amazingly sweet.. I am a lucky teacher! Happy birthday sweet girl!

  2. Ashley Marquez
    October 4, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    I don’t know if it helps, but you seem to be doing an amazing job with your kids. Today, for the second year in a row, I showed Kevin’s R word speech to all of my students. They are all 10th and 11th graders, and they were blown away by his maturity, his presence and his words. He really made my kids (all 180 of them!) think, and when I asked the question, “How many of you will reconsider your words more carefully based on this?” the majority of them stated they would. So, clearly, you are pretty good at this parenting thing to be raising a kid like him!

    • Lisa
      October 5, 2012 at 1:09 am #

      Thank you, Ashley.

  3. Anna
    October 10, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    SIX?!?!? Oh Lyla, please stop!

    And have lots of fun on your birthday!

    • Anna
      October 10, 2012 at 10:18 am #

      Sorry! Lilah.

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