Thursday, May 26, 2016

Little Miss Turns Six

May has come and gone in the blink of an eye. Between launching our 6th annual Books for Charley collection, celebrating Little Miss' 6th birthday and spending a much needed week away in California with our little family, it feels like everything "normal" has taken a back seat. And wouldn't you know, just as we're finally getting our feet back underneath us - we're going to be faced with one of our hardest days of the month. Rather than focus on the blah that lies ahead of us, I think that it's best to put together a few posts that focus on the purple eggs that we have used to fill the month...first up being a birthday party for a perfect little angel. 

May 14th was filled with all things Charlotte. We baked birthday cupcakes for our own party and to share with our neighbors. We played outside. We sang 'Happy Birthday' and sent 4 pink balloons (because 2 inevitably popped before we even got them home) to our favorite little girl in Heaven. There is no such thing as perfect when it comes to things like this...but I think that our yearly celebrations come pretty close.




 Messages for big sister - this is the first year that H and Maxo have had special requests for their birthday wishes. They spoke the words, I wrote them down. Then they added their own unique details.
 An "awesome race track" for the birthday girl



These two boys make every single day "doable." To hear them talk about their big sister...sigh...my heart can hardly take it. And it only gets better as they start to embrace and get excited about our special celebrations!


Six years ago you came into this world and melted the hearts of everyone who crossed your path. Your story inspired people to be better versions of themselves, served as a reminder to slow down and focus on the things in life that really matter, and pushed us all to become stronger in our faith. You've been my inspiration since day one, and six years later you're still pushing me to be the best mama possible. I thank God every single day for you, Charlotte Delene. 

Happiest birthday wishes, sweet girl. We miss you so much and hope that you could feel all of the love that we were sending you on your special day.