Monday, March 4, 2013

Sweet Valentine

Just wanted to share a few pics of our sweet Valentine!

The Little Miss Turned 2!

Gia has officially become a 2 year old! It was so exciting to celebrate this special day with her and at the same time it brought so many emotions. Let's start from the beginning:

I was so excited for this day to come and began planning for her party probably as soon as Christmas was over {which by the way I never really shared so I will be posting some very late pics for you all to peak at...} I knew exactly what I wanted to theme her party and immediately began pinning all sorts of things on Pinterest. Let's just say once I get something into my head I kind of run with it like a crazy person for a little while. Anyways.... the theme was Tangled! This movie has become a staple in our home for the last few months; we eat, sleep, and breathe Tangled. What does that mean you ask? Well it means that we watch it at least once a day if not more, we know all the words by heart, and could instantly break out in any one of the Tangled songs if lead to do so. It's been all about Tangled. I loved it at first, it was the first movie she actually sat down to really watch and it took the focus away from Yo Gabba Gabba, which was a relief. And honestly I was very excited to plan a birthday with such a theme... Princess! I worked for weeks to hand make her decorations and to plan everything out perfectly! The day came and went too fast and I was left rather sad that it was over in the end. Here's a peak:

Because her party was not on her actual birthday we got to celebrate twice, the second time as a family- just the three of us! It was a perfect day! We went to the park, had her favorite dinner, and watched {you guessed it} her favorite movie!

More importantly than the party, the decorations, or the cupcakes this day meant so much more to me; it was my child's second birthday but her very first as a member of our family, as our daughter. I couldn't help but think that there was so much we missed in that first year and half and that on a day like this where most mothers get to recount the steps they took to birth such a beautiful child I am left with no memories of such an account. All I have are the memories of when we first met, when we first took her on a visit, when she stayed overnight for the first time. Jason and I talked a lot about this day and he reminded me that although we don't have the memories of her birth we have the gift of making memories for the rest of her life. Looking forward to that means so much more to me than looking back on what's been missed. So now we have a two year old.... and everyone knows what kind of memories we're sure to make this year:) Some of them have already started!