happy birthday, meme!

9.25.2010

Are you getting tired of saying "happy birthday" yet? Just hang for one more day, because it's MeMe's 7th birthday!

I can remember her birth like it was yesterday. Our whole family (at the time being my mom, dad, Jeremiah, and me) was actually there when she was born. When we heard, "It's a girl!" and heard MeMe's first cries, I ran out to the other room where my brother was watching Mary Poppins. "The baby's here!", I exclaimed. "It's a girl!" Jeremiah barely glanced at me, his eyes fixated on the TV screen. He gave a very uninterested, "Oh.", and turned back to his movie. I still crack up over that.



Though she was officially named Mariam Elizabeth, on the drive home from the birthing center we agreed on calling her MeMe as a nickname. It really stuck ;)

MeMe was a very quiet, content baby. She rarely fussed, but always wanted to be held. Being overjoyed to finally have a little sister, I gave no objection and held her as often as I could.
When she was almost two, we moved to a St. Louis seminary so my dad could become a pastor. She was amazingly good during all the packing and traveling.

MeMe instantly bonded with the little girl two months her junior whose family lived above our apartment on the seminary campus. For the two years the family lived there, they were inseparable. They were so adorable together! 

When it came time to move again - this time to Oklahoma, MeMe was old enough to actually understand all the hustle and bustle that was moving. It was so fun to see the exciting, thrilling thought of moving to a new state through her eyes. 

That was already three years ago. Where does the time go?! Now, MeMe, you're seven! I can't wait to see how the rest of your life unfolds.

Happy birthday, MeMe! I love you. :)

-carlotta

PS I know she looks a little somber in these photos, but I love how they draw attention to her eyes. And no, she's not really that pale ;)

25 comments:

  1. Oh! She is adorable! Happy birthday sweetie!

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  2. Happy 7th Birthay, MeMe!!

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  3. Happy birthday, MeMe!
    I love the story of why you call her Meme.....so special!

    In Christ,

    ~Lily

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  4. Happy Birthday MeMe! You look absolutly adorable :)

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  5. So many birthdays in your family right here together. Happy Birthday Meme.

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Wow, he looks angelic w/ the white and a solem face!:)
    Happy birthday MeMe!

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  8. Happy birthday MeMe! :)

    Blessings,
    ~Hannah~

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  9. Happy Birthday Me-Me;);)

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  10. Happy Birthday, MeMe!

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  11. Awe! Happy Birthday MEME! :) She's so cute.

    Love,
    Bleah

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  12. Happy Birthday MeMe!!!!


    Also, Carlotta, I apparently have missed out on your blog for a few days which is unfortunate, but I must say, Happy belated birthday to you, and I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'RE GOING TO PARIS!!!!! I am sssooo excited for you! I was there once, and it was amazing, I loved it. Except I didn't love the louvre....(or however it's spelled) ... mostly I didn't like it because I was 10 and I was bored, but it was super amazing! I can't wait to hear your stories and see your pictures!!!!!

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  13. Happy Birthday MeMe ~ enjoy being seven!

    ((she is sooo beautiful!!))

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  14. Happy birthday Meme! Hope you have a wonderful year being seven. (Wow... all your birthdays are close together.)

    As for her name - Mariam Elizabeth.... my little sister's name is Mariam Annaliese, Mariam spelled the same way. :) (She's almost three.:)

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  15. (Oh, and we call her 'Mae mae'. Haha, pretty close. :)

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  16. Happy birthday to MEME!!!!!!!!!
    Her eyes are soooo green in those pictures!! :)

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  17. Wow. Meme is 7 already? That's crazy! I can't believe it was 3 years ago that you guys moved! It really does not seem like that long ago...

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  18. Happy 7th Birthday MeMe!!
    I hope you have a wonderful year being 7!

    Carlotta your 7 year sister is gorgeous!

    ~ Laura

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  19. Happy Birthday MeMe. The story about your brother when your isster was born was so funny. That is exactly something my brother would do:)

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  20. Abigail9/25/2010

    Happy brithday MeMe!
    Congrats on your trip to Paris, Carlotta!!! :)Can't wait to see all the pictures! =)

    Giving GOD the Glory!
    ~Abby♥

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  21. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEME!!! :)
    Wow. Your sister has gorgeous eyes. They're so green in those photos.

    By the way, HAPPY {belated} BIRTHDAY TO YOU, Carlotta!!! And oh my gosh, you're so lucky you're going to Paris! I've always wanted to go there too :) I can't wait to read your posts about your trip to the city of lights.

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  22. Happy Birthday! She's so cute.

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  23. Cute nickname!

    Happy Birthday to MeMe!

    (and thanks for wishing my Samuel a Happy Birthday as well)

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  24. What a lovely picture! Her eyes are beautiful.

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