Tomorrow marks Lilly's 5th birthday. I think back about her birth and how I was in labor, well kind of, this time five years ago and finally, July 7 at 1 in the morning, she was born via c-section after 31 HOURS! I remember Jeff's tears of joy, my sister's thankfulness that it was finally over and me, I remember very little. It took me about three days to get over the 31 hours, the c-section and the horrible breastfeeding issues to truly appreciate my baby. She was an angel. So great and sleepy and lovely and she even smelled nice. I couldn't believe she was here.
Lilly has brought me such immense joy these last five years. Jeff and I adore her. Yes, she is smart and sassy and speaks her mind. Sometimes, she drives me crazy. But, she is my daughter so what should I expect? My Little Lilly: Happy Birthday!
Now, let's talk about this weekend. Jeff left Wednesday night for a five day extravaganza in the mountains. He was so excited and I knew I would survive oh so many days without his help. I did survive; but barely. We had so many activities and events and it was 4th of July. By the time he came home early, yes early, I was over everyone and everything. I needed a break. I am exhausted again just thinking about it.
We went to a BBQ at our good friends house but I don't have any pictures of that because, well James fell down the stairs and I was traumatized. I did manage to kill the mood with my blood curdling scream as he fell though, so there is that!
The next day we went to a park close to our house that had a fountain and shooting water.
The kids had a ball.
Oh look, James is eating. Weird!
Then we went to visit our newest family member: Miss Sadie...
Would you look at this???
The next day we did a little church business and then we napped.
And off to the next party we did go...
This is summer!
We ended the 4th of July with....
a little interpretive dance.
Tonight we make cupcakes so tomorrow we can celebrate five whole years of having...