Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Happy Birthday...Better late than never?

Monday was Jordan's birthday. She was born on 2/22/02. Yes, very cool birthday but it gets better. On the day she was born we joked about all the different "cool" times she could be born. I was induced that morning and as the clock ticked we passed quite a few of those times. Then the time came...Jordan was born and we all stopped in shock as the nurse announced the time: 2:22. Needless to say, if you ask her, her lucky number is 2.

Jordan is such a joy to have in our house. After having 2 boys EVERYONE asked if the new baby was a girl were we going to be done. I just told them to ask me again when I was the crazy lady down the street with 8 boys. Truth be told 3 was our number regardless but I was SUPER excited to be having a girl. When the ultrasound tech said "most likely" a girl I went 100%. I never even mentioned to anyone the "most likely" part. Good thing she was a girl because I had never seen a closet so full of pink in my life. I think when she was born she had more clothes than I probably ever will.

Jordan is just fun - she's a bit of a tom boy since she has to keep up with two older brothers but she also loves to dress up and be girlie. Not that there weren't times after church when I would have to tell her to quit climbing trees in her church clothes. She's also ruined a dress or two while skateboarding - but what can you do?

Jordan is also my sidekick. She tends to keep the house in order - even though she's the biggest culprit of leaving her snack wrappers on the couch. I was sick once and could barely get off the couch. I remember hearing Jordan tell the boys that it was time for bed. When asked if "mom said??" she responded YES and the boys brushed their teeth and went to bed. I just smiled to myself and went back to sleep. She also loves to take the lessons she learns at church and use them at home. Of course she has to TELL me she learned about being a peacemaker as she will walk in to the other room and tell the boys to "get along". Of course she's also the one jumping in and stirring the pot 99% of the time.

She loves to read, rollerblade, design dresses, and just about anything else. She is one of those kids that will try anything and she has no fear. I am thankful for her every day.

Look for the update in April when she gets baptized. And yes - she has to wait because of family schedule conflicts. She did suggest getting baptized now and then doing it again when everyone can come and was a bit disappointed when I said it didn't work that way but she is SUPER excited for April!!


Andi said...

I don't know your kids very well, but Jordan seems like my kind of girl. Alot of spunk, take charge, but still sweet. Plus, I love her freckles.

Mindi said...

What a cute, funny girl. Fun to read about her. I hope she had a great birthday. Crazy about all the 2s!!

Janet said...

I was born on 2-7-97 at 7:11pm and weighed 7lbs 11oz. 7 and 11 are my lucky numbers. Mostly 7 though.