September 16, 2012

The Big 3

 This year Lily decided that she wanted a curious george birthday party. So that is what we threw together. Here are a few pictures from her fun little curious party.

It turned out to be such a nice day and we were so happy to have so many wonderful friends and family in our lives. Thank you to everyone for making Lily's birthday so special for her.

September 12, 2012

The day you turned three...

  Today your daddy and I both took vacation days from work and like every year declared it a family holiday. Your birthday was spent celebrating you and all the love we have in our hearts for you. We started the day off with lots and lots and lots of balloons. Mama and Daddy well mainly Daddy stayed up way into the night to blow up 100 balloons for you.
  When you woke up that morning I think you just knew that today was YOUR special day, even before the balloons and the happy birthday hugs and kisses. I swear you woke up older.. taller.
  The whole day was filled with silly's and giggles. We drove out to the painted penguin where we picked out a little ballerina kitty to paint, we roamed the mall and checked out multiple pet stores,and stopped for lunch in the food court. Later in the evening we went to menchies for a froyo treat and afterwards we met grandma and poppy at a restaurant to celebrate your birthday and lastly, after dinner we met at our hours to sing and eat cake.
  I would say today was a success and we are so glad we were able to share such a special day together. Mama and Daddy love you more than you will every be able to comprehend, heck we cant even fully comprehend how much love we have for such a little big brown eyed girl.
  Happy Birthday Baby Girl!!!!!!!


The little girl who turned....THREE

 Dear Liliana,

   My darling Liliana.... Happy Birthday to you!!

I realize now why on their children's birthdays mamas everywhere say reminiscing things like " On this day X number of years ago, I was bringing you into this world" It's because it is something that will always feel like it was yesterday, whether that X is a 3 or 33. Every year on this day for the rest of my life I will relive the power, emotion and love of that experience.

Truly it feels like just yesterday I was in the hospital holding your tiny body against mine. I was overcome with joy and lost in the shock that you were here and I was actually holding you in my arms. All of the months of anticipation and planning had come and gone so fast. You have changed everything about me, Lily Bear. I move and act and think differently since you were first laid across my chest. I have more purpose behind my reasons and more motivation to my actions.

I have intently watched you grow from an Infant, to a Baby, to a Toddler, and now to what I am hearing is called a pre-schooler. All of these stages have come and gone in what feels like a single breath. Each stage a little more exciting than the last. 

I marvel in your existence and spirit. I am so proud of your creativity and energy and the way that you are so accepting of everyone that you meet. I love how engaged you are with what is around you always exploring and asking how and why. You are so lovely in your smallness, in your braveness, and in the sweetness of your heart. Here is to three wonderful and beautiful years of you Liliana Lee. On this very day three wonderful years ago in the heart of the night I was bringing you into this world - and it was the start of everything.

I can't wait to marvel in another year of love and exploration with you, my darling girl. Here is to a life time of watching you grow and become.The world is yours for the taking and I have no doubts that it is what you will do.

I love you with every part of my being 
for Forever and a Day


September 1, 2012

The County Fair

 As far as I am aware Lily and I have both enjoyed are very first county fair together. There is just something different about a county fair, something that removes all of your stresses and leaves them at the entrance. Something that pulls you just a little bit closer to your family. Something that forces you to reminisce about your childhood. There is something so antique about a county fair. It is a memory and feeling I hope to hold onto for the rest of my life.

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