Ten years ago today, Vicki was born and I became a mother.
While the rest of the nation was trying to figure out who would be the next President, Chris and I were instead trying to figure out how on earth we were supposed to be responsible for this tiny, helpless little creature that was suddenly a part of our family.
And now, even though it doesn't feel possible that it's been that long, she's not so tiny or helpless, and she's ten years old.
A whole decade.
You've come a long way, baby! (We didn't get a digital camera until 2003, and our scanner broke about 4 years ago, so it was slim pickings for the first couple of years, but I made do with what I had. Besides, she's cute no matter what.)
|Blessing day, Dec. 31, 2000|
|In the comfy chair, 2001|
|Hiking in Snow Canyon, St. George, Utah, 2002|
|2 years old, 2003|
|Camping with Dad (and Dizzy Bear!) 2004|
|Indian Beach, Oregon, 2005|
|She did her own hair, and was so proud to show it off at school! 2006|
|Gap-tooth grin, 2007|
|Hiking in Forest Park, Downtown Portland, 2008|
|True Vicki style, 2009|
|Birthday girl! 2010|
(She would like me to note that the crown was not her
idea. Ellie insisted.)