And on this bright sunshiny day, my beautiful girl turned 2. 2. Let's all pause for a moment of 'awwwe.
yeah, she's 2.
Our family used to celebrate our LID~versary on this day ever year, but now we celebrate our beautiful girl and in case you are keeping track, this would have been our 4 year LID~versary.
She is growing up quick and we are enjoying every second of her little busy self. It was our first pink party in thy castle of all things boys and we found it simply sweet. After making years of boy cakes, I was stupid excited to use some pink Wilt0n dye =0) Shockingly enough, my boys were giddy with excitement to help me set up & prepare for her party and her 2 favorite guests, Grams & Gramps. Naturally, she had visitors during the cake cutting part and she couldn't have been more excited to have the birthday song sang to her all over again!
I apologize for the gazillion pics, I knew my Mom would want to see them up north and I just didn't have the extra time today to create digital pages to shrink them, though I intend on doing so. We want to remember every memory the minute held of this beautiful day!
A very fashionable bag full of all things fabulous...lip balm!
Mommy added the tulip birthstone dangle to Eme's Pand0ra bracelet.
& Auntie Ann & Uncle Terry added the angel bead for my angel girl, which happens to be what Auntie Ann always calls her, "Angel Girl."
& Grams & Gramps added the turtle bead to match Mommy's!
But even though Eme Grace was really busy, she managed to slip in an unsolicited hug for her G who came back from a week of vacation in the great white north with our neighbors. She really missed him.
Sharing some cake with her BFF Jaylee...
Grams & Gramps
And just like many adoptive Mom's, I hold many emotions about what this day truly holds for my beautiful girl. The day that we claim to be hers and the beginning of her adventure to us just 2 short years ago. Though we celebrate in this house that our girl is growing up, I betcha there is another woman on the other side of the world that remembers this date as well. Her sorrow is our greatest joy, & sometimes that makes things a tad bit more difficult to process. I thank her birth parents for the gift of her life. She is a miraculous little being that fills our every day with joy. We simply could not adore her more.
Happy Birthday sweet girl.
Welcome to the next year of your life!