Wednesday, April 14, 2010

winning isn't everything...

...but it sure does make the ride home better!

last night was p's first varsity conference softball game...there was some pressure, i'm not gonna lie. she would never admit it, but conference games, well, they bring some extra pressure.

but our lady shamrocks came out and kicked some conference butt!  it was fun to watch...and after coming back in the 6th from a 0-1 to winning the game 8-1, it was awesome!
{that's p sliding into the catcher at home...and still making the play. oh yeah}

and to make things better...today is p's 15th bday. so starting off with a conference win was the perfect gift for her.

hard for me to believe that my paige was actually born...she was soooo late, i swore she would go to college in utero.  i tried walking her out. i tried eating burritos. i tried everything...she was more than content to stay right where she was...but the bean burritos finally paid off and she decided to come and eat some taco bell on her own...
{my fav pic of her as a baby...with my dad, papa at the hospital}

she was born on good friday...my very first born.  she was so precious...i could hardly stand it...and she had my nose!  i kinda prayed for that, if you can believe it.

i can't say that being a momma has always been what i expected, but with paige, it's been way more rewarding than i could've imagined. things are never perfect, but we have a great relationship...we listen to each other...that's our key.  i really pray that "key" continues...
for now, i'll just say happy birthday to my oldest...my first born...my paige.  wow, how did i get old enough to have a 15 year old...who will be starting driver's ed???
happy bday paige...

7 comments:

Pam said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAIGE!!!

Cecily R said...

First, Happiest Birthday Paige!!

Second, that first shot is great! The action is perfect!

Elizabeth said...

Whoo hoo on the win!

Happy Birthday to Paige...hope it's a great one!

Michelle said...

Happy 15th birthday to Paige! I'm going to have one of those soon. :)

Love the action shot and I know what you mean about the ride home being easier when they win. Nothing like a sulky teen.

Meaghan said...

Haaaappy bday paiger!!! Yay for winning! This is why I love blogs...we never would have known about that otherwise. So good to know what sweet Paige is doin ;)

Kel said...

Happy Birthday Paige!!
~K

jennohara said...

Beautiful family! What a fun blog!