Today, my precious Leslie Anne turns eight years old! I have never gotten to share her newborn baby photos before because I couldn’t find them! I searched high and low a few months before we moved and finally uncovered them! *whew* I was so worried that this special day would be saved only in my memory. I’m so excited to share it with you today!

Leslie is such a sweet little girl. She is my helper; she is always at my side while I’m cooking, ironing or caring for little ones. She was nine months old when Laci entered the world, and would often come tell me “Baby kye” when Laci would cry as an infant. Those girls have been constant companions from day one and have grown into little giggle boxes! 🙂 Leslie loves to organize and straighten. She loves to talk and she remembers minute details of daily living. I’m so blessed to be her mommy!

Without further ado, here are the pictures! I arrived at the hospital only 1.5 hours before she made her appearance! I will never forget this extra special day, nor all the blissful days that have followed since Leslie came into my life.

Hello, my sweet Leslie! She was born in Lawrence, Kansas, at 3:08 PM on May 17, 2005, weighing 7lbs. 9oz. and 19.5 inches long.

Leslie and Dr. Moreano, who delivered her. 

Me and my Leslie.

Sweet girl. ♥

Ready to go home!

Daddy for the third time.

Our little family! Mitchell was almost 3 and Lauren was almost 6.

Big sister and little sister for the first time together.

Little sleeping princess. 

She loved to snuggle with her dad then, and she loves to be at his side, now, too! 🙂 

And here she is, almost 8! 🙂 
We are spending her birthday today in a very special way: we are in Mattoon, Illinois! I’m typing this at their gorgeous public library! We are getting to see grandparents and hear Dad preach at his home church this Sunday. On Monday, we’re going to see Terry’s brother and his family in Trenton, Missouri! Yesterday, we got to see my friend, Ava, at the Laura Ingalls Home and Museum in Mansfield, MO. (Photos to come later!)
We’ve had several busy and exciting days lately, but even the ordinary, hum-drum days are sweetened by the presence of my darling Leslie Anne. 
Happy 8th birthday, Leslie Anne! I love you!


5 thoughts on “Vintage Valerie: Leslie’s Birth

  1. Ava Kinsey says:

    Love these photos! I'm so glad you found them! I would die a thousand deaths if I lost my photos of my baby.

    She looks so tiny, and look what a beautiful big girl she is now!

    All of the pictures are wonderful, but I think my favorite is of Lauren holding Leslie!


  2. Anonymous says:

    I am so thankful you found these photos! They are precious. Leslie is such a blessing. I hope she has had a wonderful day.


  3. Yes, I was very worried for a while there! I love that photo, too! 🙂


  4. Yes, she's had a great day. We love and miss you!


  5. Kristy... says:

    aww I love newborn pictures … I am so glad you found them. Happy Birthday to your sweet girl and I wish that you were a bit closer so I could have met you :p
    Safe tavels friend!


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