Thursday, December 11, 2008


Today Jessie turned 9. Such an easy baby, actually easy pregnancy, easy delivery, easy everything. She slept through the night at 7 weeks, smiled and laughed her way through her first year.

She loves her family, her friends, her animals, school, her teachers and tries (sometimes too hard) to please everyone and make them happy. But she is not afraid to go her own way if she doesn't agree with something. And so far, she doesn't give a fig what other people think. If she likes it, she is happy and to heck with everyone else.

She is accident prone, graceless, and clumsy, yet she never quits trying or believing that she can do it. She cannot walk and chew gum at the same time (seriously) and has been known to trip over thin air, but she is always up for a game of chase through the mud. She would be involved with every possible after school activity that she could. She loves to cheer and she loves to dance.

No, that is not wine in her glass, it's KoolAid!

The chickens terrify her, but she thinks nothing of walking in the pen with the bull and the older cows. Her steer calf for next years 4-H project has been dubbed "psycho" but she is 100% optimistic that it will be halter broke by the time fair rolls around.

Happy Birthday Jessie!!


audreypawdrey said...

Happy Birthday Jessie! I hope she has a wonderful day and continues to be such a wonderful kid who embraces life. This is lovely, Kris.

Gina said...

Happy Birthday Jesse and long may your outlook on life continue.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

isolada. by design said...

Happy Birthday, Jessie! Keep smiling & keep walking your own road. You'll never be alone, you'll always know love, for the family & friends that surround you, but most of all for the spirit and soul you possess that will always be yours.

Kris...your daughter seems like my kind of girl! She'll bring you much pleasure, no doubt, all her days and maybe some terrifying moments like children do, but you can handle it! I see that every day here in this small world I'm so fortunate to share.

Happy 9th to all of you on Dec. 11th!

:) Ana

Granny Lyn said...

You brought a tear to this old Granny's eyes,,,,how precious!


we are all hoping you have a wonderful birthday!

God Bless!

jacquie said...

happy birthday, jessie!! here's to a year with no broken bones!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jess!! As a fellow life long carrier of the klutz gene, I feel I have to tell never goes away. But you'll get more used to it as times goes by and you'll learn to laugh at yourself more often. And you'll also have great stories to share, the coolest scars in the world, and you'll ALWAYS win the "I've broken more bones than you have" game. Have a wonderful day!!! :)

Lib said...

Hi Kris,
Happy birthday to your Sweet Jessie!
Have a great day!

Michaela said...

Happy birthday!
What a great girl...

Winifred said...

Happy birthday Jessie. Hope you are having a great day.

Hope your birthday wish when you blow the candles out comes true.

Unknown said...

Sorry this is late - but I know you had a great day on your 9th birthday Jessie - I have a daughter who is 8 she will be 9 in March. Your Mum will tell you that time flies (even if you don't think so yet!)

Have a great weekend...


Anonymous said...

Excellent! Happy birthday!