This is "Baby Jane". Jane, you're 5 years old today which means Mommy and Daddy can reminisce at the risk of totally embarrassing you - all. we. want. We must have called you Baby Jane for at LEAST the first year of your life. In the picture above, you're 3 days old. You're in an outfit that your Godparents, Ian & Anna-sara, got you, and you're laying on a blanket from Auntie, Uncle Kirk and Luke (Maria Grace wasn't born yet, remember?). You were a precious 9lb. 6oz. 21.5in. bundle of pure joy, and you continue to brighten EVERY day with your sweet disposition. Janey - we never want you to change that.
Janey at 1 year old. Yeah...she OOOOZED personality even back then!
Seriously. What was in those cheeks?! So if you know Jane, you know she is the most expressive child ever created. I mean, God didn't give her 3 (yes seriously, THREE) dimples for nothing. Since she was 6 months old, she's been making friends of all ages. Five minutes after meeting you, you'll be BFFs. She has a wonderful way of making you feel like you're the most important person in the world. This is a gift we know she'll use for life.
Jane @ 2 years, 3 months
"Wait. What was that you said about personality?"
You didn't believe me? I bet you do now. She did that goofy pose all. on. her. own. I thought Crystal, our amazing photographer, was going to pee her pants. (Me too, but I was also 6 months pregnant with Sam.) Well, we've had a lot of those moments with Jane. She has the BEST sense of humor.
Jane 3 years old
Jane on her 3rd birthday at Red Robin.
So 3 was the year of growing hair. Thank the Lord. Being a child of a Hughes/Kiehl means you're a cupie doll the first 2.5 years of your life. But how cute were those curls? And where did they go? They just up and disappeared one day. Thankfully the dimple trifecta remains.
Janey, you're still just as sweet and loving as the day you were born. No. More! You're our cuddler, lover, kisser and hugger. You never miss an opportunity to help your brother or sister when the need arises and you make friends wherever we go. You make your mom and dad so proud of you. We love you and wish you the happiest 5th birthday. Ever.