Lily is Three!

About a month before Lily’s birthday she was easily able to tell everyone how old she was. Now she can easily tell you (and show you) that she is three.
We celebrated on her actual birthday with fudgy brownies and a few presents.
The Saturday following we celebrated with family and an Ariel cake.
Now, about this cake. Lily was very pleased with it while I thought it could be much better. I found the technique on Pinterest which basically involves coloring with frosting. I’d like to try it again with a less detailed picture and I would also think about the texture of the frosting I used to color in.
Lily, you are out little firecracker! You are funny, adventurous, strong-willed and independent. You are a force to be reckoned with 😉 Mommy and Daddy love you so much and continue to look forward to the beautiful young lady you will become.

Lily is Two!

Our baby Lily is two today. It is still pretty easy to baby her considering she is the youngest and is still on the teeny side. But boy does she do plenty to break that “baby” mold.

Lily has no fear. She loves to run around the apartment and climb pretty much anything. She helps to remind me to move the ladder off of the girls’ bunk bed by climbing up the ladder and yelling for me from the top bunk. I even find her jumping on the top bunk sometimes. It’s a wonder I have any hair left on my head! Another new skill she has developed is climbing onto the top bunk without the ladder! I couldn’t believe it when Jonathan told me. She uses the rungs on the bottom end of the beds to climb her way to the top. She keeps me on my toes much more than the older girls ever did.

Lily is speaking up for herself a lot more now. She is steadily adding to her vocabulary. Right now though her favorite word seems to be “no” and has recently added “mine”. These two words are not my favorites.



We celebrated Lily’s birthday last weekend. I found directions on Pinterest showing how you could make a butterfly cake using a round cake pan. I wasn’t happy with what I came up with, but when I showed it to the birthday girl she was able to identify it as a “fly” (her word for butterfly) so I consider that a success!








Happy birthday to our sweet little Lily!