Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Today our beautiful daughter LilyRose turns 2 years old.

I am so very thankful that we have her home and are able to celebrate this day with her. We will be home 7 months on the 16th of this month. WOW, time sure flies when you are having the time of your life.

LilyRose had her very first birthday party on Saturday night. I had just a few of the family over to help celebrate her birthday. I am having another party on September 9th for her little friends and my cousins that have children LilyRose's age. I have to say that I am glad I only had a few people here Saturday night as I was still so sick. I don't know what I had but it sure knocked me on my ass for 4 days. I got out of bed at 5:30pm and my company came at 6:00pm. Thank God for my mother and cousin Gina. They did most of the prep work for me and my mother even had to go and order the cake and stuff for me. I was in bad shape. I am feeling a lot better then I did a few days ago.

LilyRose had a really good time though. She got some great gifts too. My mother bought her a beautiful white table and chair set. LilyRose loves it. Her brother Joseph bought her a Yellow Care Bear and a Princess Tea Set which LilyRose loves playing with on her new table and chair set. Joseph also bought her the tiara that you will see in the pictures. Godmother Aunt Gina got her Diamond Stud Earrings. I was 38 when I got my first pair, go figure !!! Godfather Joe and Aunt Maryann got her a motorized Jeep, which she almost knows how to drive by herself, Gold Ball Earrings and the #2 Lenox Train. I cannot wait for Anthony to put up the shelves in LilyRose's room so I can get the train up and out. It's beautiful. She also got some cute clothes and she got a Magnetic Letters and numbers set. This gift came from my aunt that just passed away last week. My cousin Nancy had it for a while and the card was written out way before my aunt passed away. I just wish she gave me a heads up before I opened the card because it took me by surprise and I kinda lost it for a minute. It will be a great keep sake for LilyRose. She also got a Crayola Color Wonder which she loves.
Tonight we will have a little cake to celebrate her birthday with just us and then one more party on Sunday. I think LilyRose will love all her parties and all the fuss that is just for her. Can you believe the birthday girl just woke up and has a cold and a cough. I can't believe it. Oh, boy this is going to be fun. Oh well, I guess we will be spending some time in the doctors office today. Hope you enjoy the pictures.


Donna & Andrew said...

Glad to hear your feeling a bit better. Great photos, looks like a ton of fun was had by all. Happy 2nd Birthday Princess LilyRose!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Happy 2nd Birthday LilyRose...
You are adorable..
Love the diamond earrings..
Take care

Anonymous said...

This is what I attempted posting yesterday...

Happy Birthday LilyRose!!!
I love you, I love you,
I loooooove you!!!
You certainly are a little princess and more. You are a very beautiful and precious little girl and very close to my heart. I hope all your wishes and dreams come true.

Love Always,
Aunt Gina

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lily Rose. I am sorry I missed your birthday party. You have changed since the last time I saw you. I suspect you will be talking when I come home again. Boy, that's all we need is another person who is able to talk in that house.LOL Happy Birthday again "short draws."

Uncle Ralph

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Lily Rose!! Tell your mommy to give you a big,giant kiss from Aunt April!

Jenni said...

Happy Birthday princess!! LOVE the pictures. Maybe she'll have me for a tea party one day.....(O.K., maybe Alena!!)

lara said...

a belated happy birthday to LilyRose, she looks like she had so much fun, hope she feels better real soon and glad to hear you have recovered.

Anonymous said...

Happy 2nd Birthday, beautiful LilyRose! We'll be getting your Chenzhou birthday card in the mail tomorrow! Popped in to see how you guys were doing, and ooops, I'm late with the birthday wishes! Looks like it was a great party!


Marilyn, Paul, PJ, & Chris said...

Happy Birthday Lilyrose!!!!!

You looked just so happy. And someday you'll know the effort your poor Mom put in to have your special party when she was so sick. Thank goodness for dear friends and family. Hope her party on the 9th is easier!


Marilyn & Lauren Rhude

Anonymous said...

Lily Rose looks so beautiful in those pictures and big brother Joseph is sooooo handsome!

Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday!


Anonymous said...

Happy 2nd birthday Lily Rose! We hoped you enjoyed your first party. We certainly had a great time and alot of laughs as always. We love you very much. Hugs & Kisses today and everyday. Love Uncle Joe & Aunt Maryann

Anonymous said...

Hi! Just wondering when you'll be posting pics from her 2nd party? Me and Annie like stalk out the site everyday checking at work. haha. See you soon!

lara said...

Thankyou Lisa for your wonderful comment i am so glad to be on the path again, im taking it slowly this time though.
Lara xx