Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Rachel Lynn!

   I can't believe it! My Rachel is THREE!
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Really, 3? How in the world did that happen?
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"How do you do it again Mom?"... She's still working on getting that pinky down... hehe...   
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"You are the prettiest girl I've ever seen Mom." 
She tells me that almost every day.
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She wears those pearls every single day. 
She loves pink and pearls. 
I asked her today, "What's your favorite color?"
Pink.
"What's your second favorite color?"
Pink.
"What's your third favorite color?"
Pink.
Well, there you have it folks.    
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This is the winner. My FAVORITE picture of the shoot! It will be treasured forever. 
I told her, "Smile like a princess!" and immediately she cocked her head to the side and gave me this little smile... 
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My springtime girl...
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I love this one... This look has Rachel written all over it!
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And the many faces of Rachel Lynn Payne and those sparkly root beer eyes! Or should I say fizzin root beer eyes? The girl loves root beer.
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Rachel: "No more pictures Mom!"
Mom: "If you smile I'll give you ice cream!" 
Not exactly the smile I was going for and it lasted all of one second followed by, 
"Now can I have ice cream?"  
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Having a grand time on the big, red tractor and yelling out, "Gig'em Aggies!"
That's my girl!
I asked Rachel where Daddy went and she told me that he's in College Station fighting bad guys. I said no dear he's in Afghanistan fighting bad guys. 
She said, "Asafganastan? Oh." haha.   
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These get me all emotional... 
"Look, Mom- stars!"
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Just beautiful.
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2 comments:

Nathan & Holly Larson said...

Oh my goodness!! :) She is absolutely beautiful Jessica! And your photos, gorgeous! You are a wonderful Mama and I can't believe Rachel is already three! CRAZY! Happy Birthday Rachel!! :)

Heather said...

Rachel is so beautiful! I love all of the pictures, you are incredibly talented Jessica! And your letter to her is extremely sweet :)