Friday, August 9, 2013
We had a Hawaiian Luau in Paradise, where else?
Pinterest makes this rainbow slushy drink seem a lot easier to execute than it is in reality.
We HAD to do the Limbo, these are the top 3 winners.
1. Lydia. It's her birthday, aaaaaand, look at that face, is she worried she won't clear the stick?
We had some fantastic presents, Lydia was pleased as Hawaiian punch! A Minnie Mouse nightgown...best ever!! I don't support character clothing, but pajamas is an exception. Look at Emma eying all her new gifts.
For the sake of the blog book I am going to address this letter to Lydia. It's surely going to be cheesy, so you might want to spare yourself. I just have to write it now, I know if I don't now, then who knows when I will.
I struggle to find the words to let you know jut how much you fill my heart. You bring a gentleness and tenderness with you everywhere you go. My life has a lot of big personalities, loud laughing, and playing hard. Then you come along, with your tiny little body, your fluffy hair, and those bright blue eyes. You instantly soften every room you step into. When you were a baby I would just lay next to you and beg God to not let me forget the way you smelled, the little sounds you made, and the way I felt. I think I have been blessed to really soak up the tiny moments with you. I love it when you crawl in bed with me in the mornings, and gently pet my cheeks, and when I open my eyes I see the most loving expression on your face, just like the one I would wear when I watched you sleep as a baby. I absolutely love watching you learn, you really soak it all in and value the importance of being smart. I love that you know your limits, much better than I know your limits. I never have to worry about you being in danger, but I am always surprised by what you are capable of, especially for someone so young. Most of all, I love what an obedient little girl you are. The ability to obey will serve you well in this life, and I mean that to be much further reaching than just obeying your parents. I've loved watching you grow up, reach milestones, and give so much purpose to my life. Six years ago I felt your absence in our family, we truly were incomplete without you. I am so thankful for your sweet gentle spirit and the love and light you bring to this family. Thanks goodness I don't have a choice whether you grow up or not, because if it were up to me you would have stayed 3 forever. You are my sweetest little Pippie. I hope you had the happiest birthday (which of course you did, look at all those above photos, how could you not love this day?) All my love, literally, you can have every drop that I can give. Love, Mom.