it has been a long time since i've updated my blog. my last post was on the day mom passed away. she was my blog's biggest fan and dearly loved my posts and photos of lilyanna. i have wanted to get back at the blog sooner than this but never found the energy. lilyanna is a very busy girl and at the end of the day, i just haven't found the energy. today seems like a fitting day to get back at it, though. today would have been mom's birthday and was lilyanna's birthday. birthdays were important occasions for mom. she always wanted people to feel special on "their" day. she always made sure to make our birthdays (those in my mom's immediate family) special, to ensure we felt special or recognized. that is something i have loved and i want that for lilyanna, as well. we had a fun day and i spoiled lilyanna.......'cause after all, isn't that what birthdays are for?! here are some photos from our day:
all ready for a 2 yr old girl in the morning!
cake is ready too!
seeing her birthday decor this morning....."it's so fancy", she said!
hugging her Minnie doll
ripping into the presents.....
yea! clothes! and there was also some Lego, art supplies, puzzles, window stickers, a disc shooting thingy.......
happy 2nd birthday!
having a snack at the playground
a fun bumpy slide
walking over the bridge thing...
and for lunch.....a happy meal!
decorating Papa's birthday card.....
showing Daddy her new Lego
after dinner at Mimi and Papa's.....we got ready for the song and cake!
happy girl about to eat cake!
getting ready to blow out the candles with Papa
not only cake---but ice-cream too!
all in all......a great day! happy birthday sweet lilyanna! we love you so much!
the fact that lilyanna was born on mom's birthday made today extra special.