Happy Birthday to the BEST DADDY EVER!!!!

Dear Daddy,

Words cannot begin to describe how much I love you…and you know how many words I have and that I’m not afraid to use them!  You are so much fun with just the right balance of discipline, making me feel so secure and happy!  Thank you for everything you do for me & for Mommy.  I love my special bathtime/bedtime with you at night & how you come in to get me out of bed on the weekends!  I really love when you throw me up in the air, and when you dance with me, when you read me books, and I can’t wait for you to take me to all your football games & basketball games and any other game that Mommy wishes I didn’t like, but I love!

Here are some of my favorite memories from the past few months!


I know that I am away for your actual birthday, but I miss you so much and I love you the most! (besides Mommy – you guys are tied)

Thank you for being the best Daddy a baby girl could dream of!


Baby A

(Mommy would like to say something too!)

To the best Daddy, best husband & my best friend Mister LK…you are an amazing support in my life and I couldn’t imagine what my life would be like without you.  You do everything for our family & I can’t express how grateful I am for all of it.  I hope that what I try to do for you comes close to making you feel as loved, supported, secure & happy as you make me.  I am the luckiest girl in the world and wish you every happiness you dream of.  You deserve the best of everything.  Happy Birthday Love!!!!!!


Happy Birthday & Anniversary Wishes From Afar!

So, A is OUT OF TOWN!!!!!!!

She’s left on a jet plane, but I do know when she’ll be back again….on Monday!  As in … a week … baby free … and I’m enjoying myself so far!  She left with a little croupy cough thing, but according to Grandma, she’s behaving well & that is way more than I could have hoped for!

She knew that she was leaving & wouldn’t be around to wish our good friend RD a happy birthday today so she left this note & told me to post it for her today!

Dear RD,

I hope you had a very happy birthday and that my BFF PD helped you celebrate all day!  I know you will miss me on your birthday but I promise to give you hugs & dance with you  when I get back!


Miss A

Also, today is a very special day for some other very special people.  Our friends the G’s in NC were married 3 years ago today.  At about this time 3 years ago, we were dancing & singing & eating delicious cake with them…and celebrating a beautiful couple.  I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again…if it weren’t for my friend RG meeting this amazing girl & marrying her, bringing her into my life, I don’t know how I would have survived this long!  You help me get through everyday, even if you live super far away.  You’re an amazing friend & the best wife for RG.  He is amazingly lucky.  R, you’re also perfect for AG & she’s lucky too….but most of all I’m lucky to have you guys as such great friends!  We are all wishing you a happy anniversary & many many many more!!!!

Look how beautiful they are!

Embrace the Camera Thursday 11.3.11

Happy Thursday!

Today has been a great day.  We had dance class, followed by a fun playdate with our dance friends.  I wish this photo was taken today, but it was taken the other day when A decided she wanted to have a Mommy&A Dance Party…but no dance party is complete without wearing her tutu!

Instead of this, her photos from today are un-publishable.  Since she decided to be naked all afternoon.  During her playdate.  Absolute REFUSAL of her diaper.

Sometimes you have to pick your battles moms….today I wasn’t willing to fight.  Might have been because her naked tushy is SO FREAKING CUTE!!!!