Sarah Elizabeth,

You are our quiet thinker. The day you were born you came into the world without so much as a peep. For what seemed like minutes the doctors tried to get you to cry. Whine. Squeal. Anything. But you just weren’t interested. You were much more content to be quiet. Leaving us all to wonder. Right from the beginning you were silently strong.

Fast forward 4 years and things are still the same. You are happy to sit and read books for hours on end. Even when we play dolls you make their voices oh so tiny, barely audible to anyone, even if only inches away. We’ll often see your long red curls bounce through the room before we hear you. And when you do speak it’s quiet and gentle. Thoughtful and witty. Like you’ve been saving up your thoughts for hours waiting for the perfect moment to join the conversation. I think you’re a class clown in waiting. Or a powerful politician, saving your voice for when you’re all grown up.

Sarah Elizabeth, you are one of the sweetest little girls on the entire planet. You listen patiently to others and with the kindest eyes. Resting a gentle hand on our arms like an 80 year old grandma with a giant heart. We wish you big things with that tiny little voice. You are going to take this world by storm with that red hair and silent strength. We love you and are so proud of you on your 4th birthday and always. Happy birthday to our sweet baby girl!

- Love Mommy, Toti, Rachel and the cats

December 19, 2012 - 11:19 am

Sarah Graham - weeks. I meant weeks. Eeek. Four! p.s. red wall – navy and white polka dot dress = perfect. I am such a sucker for that colour combo….

December 19, 2012 - 11:18 am

Sarah Graham - Oh, Brianna! She is so lovely. Love her locks=) We haven’t chatted in so long! Would love to catch up in the new year – maybe a coffee or lunch date. How did 4 years go by so quickly? This is Lilah in a few months, too…Four sounds so much bigger than three…

December 7, 2012 - 6:57 am

Flint - Happy belated to a sweet cutie!

December 5, 2012 - 8:29 pm

Flirt Photography / Amelia - Happy Birthday, Sarah Elizabeth!!!! Brianna…no one brings happy tears to my eyes more often or sincerely as you do…thanks for sharing (again).

December 4, 2012 - 7:19 am

Girish - Awesomely cute. Wishing her all the best and a belated happy birthday

December 3, 2012 - 11:23 am

Cara - Happy belated birthday to little miss darn adorable. I hope it was better than you could have ever imagined!

December 3, 2012 - 9:04 am

Emma - Happy Day O Birth Sarah Elizabeth!!!! Your one cool girl :) xoxo Henry + Family.

December 2, 2012 - 11:36 pm

Cheryl v - Swoon… Beautiful post, a little girl filled with life and a family filled with love.. Happy birthday to your darling daughter!

December 2, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Marcie - Such touching words and beautiful shots. HBD to your little treasure.

December 2, 2012 - 8:19 pm

Linda - Happy Birthday to the cutest redhead I know….

December 2, 2012 - 7:33 pm

Aron - Happy Birthday Sweet Girl. A&O&M

December 2, 2012 - 6:21 pm

Cori - Happiest birthday number 1! You’re so sweet, you give hugs tied for first (with Rachel of course), you’re polite, thoughtful and you make me melt every time!
See you soon!

December 2, 2012 - 6:02 pm

A&J - Happy birthday Sarah Elizabeth and a hundred more birthday wishes to come!

December 2, 2012 - 3:00 pm

heather m. - happiest of birthdays to the happiest of girls

December 2, 2012 - 2:57 pm

Wayne - HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH ELIZABETH! you are so blessed to have an amazing mommy and daddy!!!!!

December 2, 2012 - 2:35 pm

Shannon Turner - Everytime that you post pictures of your beautiful daughters, I am a little bit jealous…I wish that one of our children had inherrited my husbands amazing auburn hair. I love the big red curls, and the way that you photograph your children. There is always so much joy in their eyes :)

December 2, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Joanne - Her eyes and smile are so infectious ……..

December 2, 2012 - 1:58 pm

Rachel - Happy Birthday Sarah Elizabeth!
what a beautiful 4 year old, with a gorgeous smile!

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