Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy Birthday to Our Girls!

Lucy listening to her birthday song. 
August 19th, 2012, Lucy turned 3 years old!  WOW!  I can't believe what a big girl she is now.

As you know, August 19th is also Aimee's birthday.  Yes, a bittersweet day indeed.  We were anticipating a lot of emotions and not quite sure how the day was going to go so we purposefully planned the party for the 19th thinking that having friends and family around on the day would be great distractions.

However, as I have mentioned before, sometimes the emotions catch us off guard.  On Saturday I was having a bad day and noticed Matt was too.  It wasn't until a friend of mine called asking how we were doing that I finally broke down and just cried on the phone to her.  She gave me some good advice and told me to let the emotions come so that the next day the worst of them would hopefully be over and we could enjoy a fun party.  So, I did.  I cried myself to sleep on Matt's chest and believe it or not it did help!

Honoring Aimee at the party!
The next day was the party.  It was wonderful!  I think about 30 people showed up (about 20 of them are family, but still a lot of people).  And everyone had a wonderful time with only a slight struggle with emotions on my part.  Lucy got to blow out her 3 candles and one on her cake for Aimee too.  We had talked about this earlier and she thought it was a great idea.

Lucy opening garden lights for herself and Aimee.
We are so glad that so many were there to make the day special and fun for Lucy.  She is still talking about what a fun day she had!

After everyone went home that night we tried to light off a sky lantern in honor of Aimee but they weren't going over too well so we only got one off and barely!  And unfortunately, no good pictures of it.  Maybe I will be able to find some smaller ones for next year...  But here are some other fun pictures.
Lucy's cool birthday cupcakes, brownie and jell-o made by Mam'ma.  

Having a blast!

1 comment:

  1. You did a fabulous job with that party and the tribute to Aimee was beautiful.