Saturday, February 18, 2012

10 Years and 10 Months

Veronica is 10-months-old today!  Hard to believe she is into the double digits.  Today also happens to be the 10th birthday of our oldest child, Liesl.  She adores Veronica and has been helpful to me and Andrew in so many ways.  Liesl requested her own blog for her birthday but she settled on having a guest post on this one: 

"Hi everyone. Today, on February 18, 2012, I turned 10-years-old at 8:45 p.m., and Veronica turned 10-months-old at 1:45 a.m. She has come so far. I always thought what a coincidence it was that Veronica and I were both born on the 18th. We were also born on Mondays; I was born on President’s Day, and she was born on the Monday of Holy Week.

Veronica is amazing and I love her sweet round face. She is conscience of her hands and the world around her. Veronica reaches for my hands and the toys I offer her. She smiles at me and can almost roll over; her hand is in the way.

I can’t wait to play with Veronica when she is older; though there is a 9 year and 2 months difference. JoJo can join us. There are many things in this world I can introduce her to. Like I said, I just can’t wait.

So now Veronica is 10 months into her life. She will accomplish great things, and (I hope) will be a lot like JoJo and me. I hope she knows she can be whatever she wants to be (well, she can, but the chances of becoming president are like one in a trillion). We have many memories to make, but I already have a lot."

Here are some photos from the birthday celebration:

Liesl, the birthday girl.

Linus, Josephine and Theodore

Andrew and Veronica (10-months-old!)

Liesl and Sebastian


  1. Happy Birthday Liesl. That was a very sweet letter. I particularly like the statistics about becoming the president. I can tell you are one proud big sister.

  2. Well done, Liesl. I look forward to the day when you have a WHOLE blog of your own. It makes me feel good to know that you are such a big help to your mom. The oldest child always has a special role in the family and learns such a lot. So maybe YOU can be President—or you can work hard on Veronica's campain.