Happy Birthday Sydney!

It's hard to believe but, as of 2:08 this afternoon, we will have TWO teenagers in our home! Sydney Paige arrived quickly and easily thirteen years ago today. I believe that the summer of 1995 was the hottest on record, and I was so happy when she finally decided to make her appearance four days early! Since day one, Sydney has kept us hopping. She is full of energy and enthusiasm about everything she does.

So, in honor of Sydney's 13th birthday, here are thirteen facts/wonderful things about her!
  1. Sydney is wonderful with kids! She is an excellent babysitter and loves to serve in our church nursery. She will make a wonderful mom some day!
  2. Sydney is diligent and studious. She works very hard and is rewarded with excellent grades in school.
  3. Sydney loves animals--her cat, Pixie, is the most loved (smothered) cat in the history of the world.
  4. Sydney loves to cook and bake. Her main birthday gift request was an apron (thanks Grammy!), and her chocolate chip cookies are famous with her class at school!
  5. Sydney loves to sing just like her older sister, Brooke, and is on the school worship team.
  6. Sydney is a homebody. She would rather be home than anywhere else, but I'm not sure how long that will last!
  7. Sydney is an excellent athlete and cheerleader! She looks forward to cheering on the squad again this year.
  8. Sydney is always willing to help! She will happily (most of the time!) help in any way she is asked to.
  9. Sydney is responsible and dependable. If I need something done, Sydney is the person I can count on to do it and do it right! (She got the entire house ready for a showing one day when she was home alone!)
  10. Sydney and I are going on a missions trip to Costa Rica in February. We are going to have lots of fun together!
  11. Sydney is a loyal friend. She has a close group of special friends who she loves to hang out with!
  12. Sydney is a VERY picky eater. Her daily menu is comprised mostly of spaghetti, pizza, and macaroni and cheese.
  13. Sydney is a joy, and we are so thankful God placed her in our family! Happy Birthday Sydney! We love you very much and we are so proud to be your mom and dad!


Steph said...

Happy Birthday to my favorite thriteen year old in the whole wide world!!! We miss you soooo much!! Your present will arrive this week (because I didn't make it to the post office on friday!)
Mrs. Ferber and Isabella and the rest of the Ferbers too!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday, Sydney!
We love you and miss you!
Uncle Matt, Aunt Becky, Spencer, Lincoln and Lucy

(WOW, I really see the Sydney/Lucy resemblance in that first picture.)

Kathi said...

Happy Bday Sydney. You don't know me but I go to LP church too.

Jen, this is 3 kids Bdays in about a months time is that right????

Adam said...

Happy birthday, Sydney. Please send some of those chocolate chip cookies this way.

Amie said...

Happy 13th Birthday Sydney. We love and miss you.

Uncle Scott, Aunt Amie, Taylor, Garrett and Chase