Friday, January 22, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday!

STUDYING HER TINKER BELL TOY
OH SHE'S MY DAUGHTER ALRIGHT, STARTING OUT THE DAY WITH A LARGE CUP OF JAVA!


NOW WIDE EYED AND AWAKE FROM THE CAFFEINE JOLT (CHECK OUT THOSE EYES) WE WENT TO TAKE SOME PHOTOS! KIRA LOVES FOR ME TO TAKE PHOTOS OF HER, BUT ONLY WHEN SHE WANTS THEM DONE!

CAN'T DECIDE WHICH ONE IS MY FAVORITE! SHE HAS THE BEST EXPRESSIONS, BUT THIS IS DELIGHTFUL, LOVE THAT DIMPLE THERE BABY!
TRYING TO GET OUT OF POSING BUT AFTER A FEW BRIBES SHE CONTINUED ON.

NOW IT WAS MY TURN TO BE ENTERTAINED. YEP, SHE WAS WORKING ME ALRIGHT, BUT LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT.

ON JANUARY 20TH WE CELEBRATED KIRA'S THIRD BIRTHDAY! I HAVE BEEN DELAYING WRITING THIS OR I SHOULD SAY DIDN'T QUITE KNOW WHAT OR HOW TO WRITE ABOUT IT UNTIL NOW. KIRA SHARES THE SAME BIRTHDAY AS MY MOTHER, SO I WAS SO SAD WHEN I WENT TO BUY KIRA A CARD AND SAW ALL THE MOTHER'S BIRTHDAY CARDS THERE TOO. IT JUST HIT ME THERE IN THAT HALLMARK STORE THAT I'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO SEND MY MOM ANOTHER CARD OR EVEN GET ONE OF HER SPECIAL CARDS WITH HER HAND WRITTEN SENTIMENTS IN IT. I DROPPED TO MY KNEES AND CRIED, RIGHT THERE IN THE STORE. I PRETENDED LIKE I WAS LOOKING AT SOMETHING ON THE VERY BOTTOM THERE, SO NO ONE WOULD CALL OUT THE LOONY TRUCK, BUT I SOBBED ALL THE WAY HOME.

HOW FAST SHE HAS GROWN, SEEMS LIKE JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO WHEN WE WERE STILL CONCERNED ABOUT HER ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE CLEARLY, YET NOW SHE'S SPEAKING LIKE EVERY OTHER 3 YR OLD. IN FACT KIRA WAS RECENTLY EVALUATED FOR THE 3RD TIME BY A PRIVATE SPEECH THERAPY CLINICIAN WHO WAS AMAZED AT HER COGNITIVE, RECEPTIVE AND VERBAL SKILLS. WE'RE THRILLED SHE DOESNT' NEED SPEECH THERAPY AT THIS TIME.



NOW I LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL CHILD AND THINK HOW FAR SHE HAS COME, HOW MUCH LOVE AND JOY AND MOTIVATION SHE BRINGS ME EVERY DAY.

A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR KIRA, OUR DAUGHTER, MY INSPIRATION!

10 comments:

Missy said...

Happy Birthday Angel!!! You are such a blessing to your mommy, sweet girl! Give her tons of hugs and sloppy kisses, too :)

Ivy, Kira was sent from God...just for you.

Hugs sweet friend! I understand...

Wanda said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet little 3 year old! (I love three. It's truly a magical age - I know you'll enjoy it.)

Sorry for the loss of your Mom. It's never quite the same when we lose our mothers. And little reminders of what will never be hit hard. I've been there.

And thanks for visiting and your sweet comments.

Enjoy your week-end!

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday to Kira!
She is absolutely beautiful. I pray that God will give you comfort and peace and love. My prayers will be with you.

Love ya,
Melanie

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, Ivy... so many thoughts and emotions. First, I am so sad to hear that Kira and your mom share a birthday. I pray that, a long time from now, it somehow becomes a comfort to you. Second, YEAH! Kira for how much progress you've made these past six months or so with your talking. And happy birthday, too!

Jboo said...

Happy Birthday to your little sweetie! Such lovely photos of your beautiful girl!

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom.

Janet

Jodee Leader said...

Happy birthday to your sweet girl! Adorable pictures!

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Kira! Gorgeous pictures of your baby, Ivy!

Felicia said...

Happy Birthday beautiful Kira! Oh, I wish I could have been in the Hallmark store to give you a hug! Sending you big hugs my friend!

Yoli said...

I am sure your Mom just loved that her grand daughter shared her same birthday. They will always be connected that way. Ivy I believe your Mom is watching over you and precious Kira. She would want to see you rejoyce not cry, no mother wants to see her baby cry. You are a great Mom, just like your Mom, Kira is proof. She is all joy and smiles and confidence.

Kira is already 3, amazing how time flies, it seemed only yesterday we were together in China. Sending you love and many hugs.

Robin said...

Thanks Ivy for stopping by & leaving such a nice comment on my blog.

As you can tell from my last blog entry I have such a hard time picking just one picture that is my fav. I think all of the pictures you have posted of Kira are super precious ... each one has a different sweet look.

Sorry for the loss of your mother! I lost my g-mother 2years ago & now that we are getting ready to bring Tyler home I have super teary about her not being here to meet him. I know that she is our sweet angel watching over us.

Hugs!
Robin

 
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