Friday, November 7, 2008

Birthday Girl!

Yesterday was Lydia's birthday. It was a beautiful sunny day! Probably the last of it's kind for this year. We were really busy finishing up yard work so we wouldn't have to worry about the rain that was forcasted today. But she and daddy sneaked away for a little one-on-one time at a local park.

I made her homemade pizza and we gave her a few small gifts- one of which was a little stuffed kitty she spotted in Jo-Ann Fabrics. She cried so hard when I told her we weren't going to buy it that I had to sneak back a few days later to give that little kitty a home.

We officially celebrated her big day this evening. We had a fun gluten-free, casein-free, egg-free menu planned for tonight. On the menu:

Roasted Tomato Soup
Sweet Potato Cornbread
Potato Wedges
Maple Frosted Pumpkin Cupcakes
(all recipes or adaptations from The Gluten Free Goddess!)

Here is her cake combining two of her favorite things: dogs and jelly beans!

And here is the birthday girl: (a few pics to reminisce her 1st year since I didn't have a blog at the time...)

Our little sis at 3 weeks...

...and 2 years later!
Little Lyds,

Oh how we love you! You have brought so much joy to our hearts. Your smile and laughter are contagious and even your temper tantrums have a strange way of making me laugh to myself. I'm so thankful to God for the 2 years we have been given to cuddle you, play with you and watch you grow. Your love for animals is precious and I love to see your face light up when you see something furry pass by. You are such a blessing to our family and we look forward to the days ahead! We love you, sweetie!


Amber said...

Happy Birthday Lydia! She looks adorable, and you did a great job on the cake! I got a little teary when I saw that tiny baby picture of her :)

Superhero Mom said...

Oh Marisa, those pictures are so beautiful! This post got me all choked up. I love your cake. Stop by and see my attempt at a 3-dimensional cake. (October Homeschool Memories post I think) I made a pumpkin cake for our pumpkin celebration. I'm just in the learning and experimenting stage of cake decorating. I bought The Cake Bible. It's a hoot...trying to learn to decorate using a book with very little pictures. :) Happy Birthday Lydia! Blessings to your family!

Jenn said...

Aw, Reese what a beautiful post! Lauren and I adored all the pictures. We immediately wanted to come and give her a big birthday hug.

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

Love that first smile! She is such a beautiful little lady!