Time Marches On

After the whirlwind and beat-down that was this month, somehow Christmas managed to come and pass and we had just enough of our ish together to pull it off (thanks largely to the shopping I did from my phone in the car on Black Friday as we drove home from New Mexico).

But there was a moment, sometime around Christmas Eve, when I realized my baby was turning 2 shortly after, and I hadn’t done a thing for her.

It was exactly what I was afraid would happen someday with my Christmas-ish baby. That the chaos of the holiday season would eclipse her special day.

I know I have valid excuses this year, and I know she’s only 2, but it’s a habit I’m not willing to let myself slip into.

Somehow I managed to pull it together for her celebration today. It wasn’t anything big or fancy, but there were “Kat Kat” balloons and cake, and a tricycle. And there were smiles and laughter. And there were pictures.

Happy 2nd birthday, little Leyna bug. Thanks for giving me a reason to pause this time of year, and giving me a million reasons to smile every day.

  • TheNextMartha - So sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Trina - I love that family picture! What a wonderful captured moment.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda @ The Eco-Friendly Family - I love these pictures. Her smile is so sweet and she looks like she’s on top of the world <3ReplyCancel

  • 4Hensandrooster - She doesn’t look too happy that brother is crashing in on her party cake ;) I’m a near Christmas baby, too and trust me.. she’ll learn quickly to make sure people know that it’s two separate holidays.ReplyCancel

  • Beth - Leyna is just a little younger than m daughter, which is probably why I think she’s such a cutie. Happy Birthday Leyna!ReplyCancel

  • Leyna - Awww…perfect. Sometimes (often times?) the best birthdays are the ones we stress about and plan for the least. Hope you are feeling a little better…if you’re not, you did a good job hiding it for the sake of your sweet baby girl and her birthday. Happy Birthday, Leyna!ReplyCancel

  • Abigail - It looks like a fabulous little second birthday party. She is such a beautiful little girl. I can hardly believe she’s two already!ReplyCancel

  • Shari - Happy Birthday, Leyna! :) ReplyCancel

  • molly - What a sweetheart! Happy second birthday, Leyna!ReplyCancel

  • Dagny - That second picture, of the joy on her face for her birthday cake, is absolutely adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - She looks so much like you! Such a cutie.ReplyCancel

  • Rachael - I’m dying to know where that adorable dress is from!!ReplyCancel

  • upliftingfam - She is beautiful. Looks like she had a fabulous birthday party.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy @ The UnCoordinated Mommy - You have become such an amazing photographer! So fun to watch the progress. Such an inspiration. My 1 year anniversary with clickin moms is New Year’s Eve!!ReplyCancel

  • QoB - The one of Leyna, Scott and the cake just made my ovaries spontaneously combust (in a good way) – your photos are gorgeous:)ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Mercier - Your little girl is so adorable! Seriously, just munchable!!!!ReplyCancel

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