Monday, June 6, 2011

Three Oh!

June 6, 1981 My baby sister, Kayla was born.  

I claimed her as "my baby" immediately. 
My first time to hold Kayla. 
Mema, Kayla, Me doing a marvelous job feeding Kayla & Mom

Kayla Marie, 1981 ready for the world! 

 Kayla's first Christmas!  Christmas in our family was a huge deal growing up.  Each year we all went to pick our tree thoughtfully deciding if it should be flocked or unflocked. We played Christmas music as we unpacked all the ornaments and ooohed and awwed over each one as we decorated together.  

I believe I am singing to Alvin & The Chipmunks Christmas album while Kayla being as helpful and adorable as ever. ;)

Kayla and Dad. 
It's an understatement to say that Kayla adored her daddy.  

Great Grandma Armstrong (Mema's mom), Mema, Kayla and Me

Hello cutie!
Step ball change!  

 I do believe Kayla was the hoola hooping champion over & over again. Dad made everything into a competition so I'm certain we were hooping it out to see who could outlast the other.  I can't remember if she was the hooping champion or the roll the hoop and run through it champion.  ; p
 And yes, she wanted to hit me most of time (and did a fair amount) but one thing has always remained the same, we've never been alone, we've always had each other and always will. 

Sweet sister!  Happy happy 30th birthday, welcome to your third decade of life!  Mom and Dad must be freaking out... they have children in their 30's!  It's crazy!  

I am me because there was a you and I am forever grateful to have YOU as my sister.  I celebrate every one of your 30 years today and I am missing you like crazy. 

Happiest of happy days!  I am so glad that you were born!
With love,


Auntie Mary said...

And she's still just as wide-eyed as ever. Love, love, love that girl!

Kayla Burns Floyd said...

Love it oh-so-much sweet sister! I'm so thankful for all our many memories... even the ones that involved making your waffle in the morning, then driving you to school while you finished getting ready and ate said waffle, and then hearing the whole way to school how I was driving your standard incorrectly. Hahaha! I'm just kidding.

I love you so, so, so much and I'm glad we've had each other through this journey of ours. I can't imagine a day without you in my life and I'm so thankful there hasn't been one in these 30 years.

You are a fabulous big sister. Good job. Strong work. Well done.

Tammie said...

For the next big event maybe the two of you can be in the same place at the same time! The two of you were as adoreable then as you are beautiful now! (I know from experience that 2 minutes before or after a still photo is taken very young sisters may have been smacking each other around;o) I hope that Kayla's big3-0 was the greatest birthday so far with only better ones to come!!

Han said...

Hello lovely Kayla - Happy Birthday :D