the sweet little sissy had a birthday party on sunday. i didn't think much about how lila isn't a tiny baby anymore...ahh, brush the tear from your eye...because we were remodeling our kitchen all week and up until guests walked in the freaking door. home improvement projects always bring out the best in one another--especially when there's a deadline. such as a ginormous birthday party. kitchen before and after pics will be in the next post.
back to the platypus. she was stunning in an off the runway tu-tu look, fashioned by my good friend amanda williams. amanda gave this to me before lila was born! i made her a shirt that says, "isa". get ready for a foreign language lesson--that means ONE in filipino land. we embrace culture over here, people.
and for the decorations...pa-lease, all red, black and white thank you very much. lots of licorice, red hots, peppermints were everywhere. and at child level. cavities and diabetes on the house! i made party hats and placed them on a giant tree limb i found in the back yard... that i spray painted white. i think i might repurpose this for christmas to hang ornaments on or something. i also stamped a banner...my artistic version of "happy birthday"...that no one could really read. sometimes you have to sacrafice readability for the sake of art, mkay.
of course the little hoglet loved her cake. i still took it away from her after a couple bites, in fear of what the diaper would hold later on that day.
5 reasons i heart lila:
she sucks on her hands constantly. no binky needed.
she does nothing age appropriate, as she is completely laid back. no walking, no talking, no drinking out of sippy cups. i hear this is normal for subsequent children. raise yourself!
she is so sweet. very little fussing. and if she's fussy, just giver her a snack. problem solved.
she belly laughs at everything. totally jealous.
she kind of, just barely, resembles me. this is a miracle, as the asian gene is a tough one to compete with.