so let me tell you a little bit about her~

thanks to day light savings, it’s now dark when i wake caroline up for school in the morning. the sun was just beginning to peek over the horizon this morning when i began to hear the birds chirping so sweet & loud. when she was a little baby girl & i’d hear the  birds chirping, i would always say “the birdies are singing happy birthday to you”. i honestly think the week of her birthday their song is maybe a tad more sweet than any other week, as if to announce “it’s spring, it’s spring!!!”

so my littlest one, born on the first day of spring is turning 12. and as cliche as it is, it’s so hard to believe my sweet baby girl is really no longer a baby girl.

12 is just on the fence, trying to climb up & over in to the teenager yard. but yet still looks like a little girl in untied converse. it’s middle school  & sometimes mean girls. it’s first bras & lip gloss. it’s ipods & youtube. it’s innocent & fresh. it’s funny & sometimes a little awkward.  it’s deciding what to do with your talents & having “the” talk. it’s still snuggly & giggly. & it’s still moldable.

so let me tell you a little about my caroline~~

she never wakes on the wrong side of the bed. ever.

she’s super smart & in all the advanced classes. with all a’s.

she does not have a boyfriend.

she loves combat boots & funky biker style.

she crinkles her nose when she laughs.

she loves florence & the machines

she wept, wept, during Les Miserables.

she loved it. she loved it so much her pass code is 24601. ( any jean valjean fans?)

she says please & thank you & my pleasure.

she loves fruit & poptarts.

she wants to be an editor in a fashion/beauty magazine.

she is obsessed with loves make-up tutorials on youtube.

she loves MAC.

she is a little stud at tumbling having just stuck her roundoff-back handspring-tuck last week.

she is gentle, tender and introverted.

she is a happy child.

so happy happy 12th birthday caroline elizabeth. i love you so!!


March 19, 2013 - 9:08 pm

Kathy - What a blessing indeed!

March 19, 2013 - 11:21 pm

Destiny - What a dolly!

March 19, 2013 - 11:36 pm

Diane - Such a beautiful girl!
Happy Birthday Sweet Caroline! xoxo

March 19, 2013 - 11:42 pm

Destiny - What a dolly! (That crinkled nose is too-die-for!)

March 20, 2013 - 12:08 am

Shari - And she’s beautiful! I tell you, there’s just something about that girl. I just love her!

March 20, 2013 - 6:11 am

sheri - Happy Happy birthday sweet Caroline 🙂 Hope your day is great. xo

March 20, 2013 - 6:47 am

Dad - Happy Birthday, sweet girl! I am super glad you are my little girl!! I love you, Dad

March 20, 2013 - 7:08 am

Gina - Happy Birthday to your sweet beautiful girl. I feel like I have watched her grow up from the sidelines through your amazing pictures.

March 20, 2013 - 8:22 am

Lindsey - Happy Happy Birthday, Caroline! Can’t get over how much she has turned into a little lady this year!!

March 20, 2013 - 8:51 am

Kelly - What a cutie pie!

March 20, 2013 - 9:11 am

Stacie - Happy Birthday!!

March 20, 2013 - 9:12 am

Liz McNeil - Such a cutie! Happy Birthday to your little girl!

March 20, 2013 - 10:00 am

D'Nese - What a little doll! Happy Birthday to your sweet angel.

March 20, 2013 - 10:12 am

Gloria - Happy Birthday Caroline! Such sweet and adorable pictures.
My youngest daughter turns 12 at the end of the month and it is hard to imagine her growing up as well. Twelve is such a delicate age. They are in between a child and woman. One moment she doesn’t need any help and the next she wants a long hug.

March 20, 2013 - 10:16 am

Ella - Happy Birthday Caroline!
May this year be happy & full of blessing.
Paige, does this make you feel old? Baby is growing up!

March 20, 2013 - 10:30 am

Susa - Happy birthday, sweet Caroline! Praying God’s blessings on you today and always!

March 20, 2013 - 10:52 am

Patti H. - Happy Birthday and Happy Spring to your sweet and beautiful girl!

March 20, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Tiffany - what a sweet girl! I could write similar things about my Sydney, who is 13 – its so true, how you described 12 – 13 for Sydney has seemed to be very similar.

Thanks for sharing who Caroline is – I am pretty sure I like her! 😉


March 20, 2013 - 1:14 pm

chrissi - charming post. happy birthday caroline♥

March 20, 2013 - 2:04 pm

Kathryn Duckett - Hi Paige! Checked out your site when I heard you were joining in on the styled shoot collaboration. (I’m doing the graphic design for it). Hopefully I’ll get to come to the shoot and meet you. Just wanted to say you have the sweetest little girl! Like you, I’ve got a business now, but would love to hear your advice on how to add a family to the mix 🙂

March 20, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Ann - She reminds me of my daughter, Sammie. We’re best friends and get mistaken for sisters more and more often. Enjoy your baby. She looks like she’s a wonderful girl and growing into a beautiful woman (both inside and out). Children truly are a blessing to us all.

March 20, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Tammie - Happy Birthday to your sweet Little/Big Daughter, she is stunning. You are one lucky Momma to have such Beautiful,smart,talented daughters. I also want to say Happy BIRTH-day to you because you are the lucky Momma that brought her into this world and helped make her the beautiful young lady that she has become. Have a great birthday Caroline.

March 20, 2013 - 3:34 pm

Peggy - Happy Birthday sweet Caroline! You are a truly a blessing to your parents and sisters… and well pretty much everyone in you life! May you continue to be a blessing and a joy to all those in your life… sharing your smile… a bit of sunshine with all who meet you… whether in person or through your momma’s blog.

(Paige… she is evidence of the love of her parents and their love of the Lord! Have a wonderful day celebrating your daughter!!!)

Take care now.

March 20, 2013 - 4:22 pm

Flower Patch Farmgirl - Homegirl looks totally RIPPED in that first photo — and I swear she’s not much past 2! How is that possible/?? 🙂

She is beautiful and your words ooze your love for your sweet thang.

Happy Birthday!

March 20, 2013 - 4:52 pm

Judy - happy birthday Sweet Caroline!

March 20, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Sophie - Happy birthday, beautiful girl!!!

March 21, 2013 - 11:55 am

Lemonade Makin' Mama - it’s been so fun watching her grow up these past years too! And that not having a boyfriend thing… so adorable. Happy birthday little Bit! 🙂

March 22, 2013 - 10:55 am

tara - I literally never get tired of seeing pictures of your girls.
There’s no favorite..they’re all amazing.

The one of your girls all hugged up..the one you used for your christmas card..that one…melts my heart every time i look at it.

the one of caroline on the beach in that matching headband with that little blue bikini…oh my goodness. too cute for words.

the one of her in that ruffle dress and cowboy boots… that one might just be my favorite. i think you sold that dress…didn’t you? yeah…you should have kept it. it’s that adorable…

i saw dan’s comment….melted. again.

happy weekend, friend.

March 22, 2013 - 3:44 pm

Susan W - Happy day of your birth Caroline!!

March 22, 2013 - 9:22 pm

jodi - She is such a beautiful young lady! I hope she had a wonderful birthday!

March 29, 2013 - 3:47 pm

patty - she is beautiful!!

happy birthday, sweet caroline!