8.05.2006

Happy Birthday Lila

Braydon & Lila less the 24 hours after gothcha

The Birthday girl



Today is Lila's 3rd Birthday. This is a very exciting time for all of us. It will be her first birthday with us, and maybe her first party ever.

She has been to a few parties, but still is not sure what is about to happen.

For a few weeks now we have been asking her what she would like for her birthday, and each time her reply is cake. She doesn't even like cake. But, we have a big ol' Costco cake for her blow out her candles and just incase the birthday girl doesn't like the cake, I went to Baskin Robbins to get some of her favorite ice cream, Margarita ice. So, she likes foo foo drinks.

It's hard to believe that she is going to be three. I feel sometimes I missed so much of her first 2.5 years, but sometimes just in six months I feel she has been here her whole life. She has made huge strides in her language, emotions, grieving and just bonding with us that I don't think she even remembers China.

Tomorrow is her big party. Lots of people will be here. I'm glad. It will only show her how much she is loved.