Lily’s party



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Lily turns 7 soon. Since Stella was born, she had to share her birthday parties with Stella. Their birthdays are two days apart! For this seventh birthday bash, we promised her her own party. We are celebrating it a week before her actual birthdate. Since last summer was all about Littlest Pet Shop for all three sisters, she said she wanted LPS everything. It’ll be called “Lily’s Pet Shop”.

I don’t think I was able to write a birthday story last year for Lily. As always, organizing parties for two girls at the same time leaves me with little time to reflect. So for this year, Lily gets her own day and own party, I’m writing about her before things get too busy.


Me and my Lily
I think it was Lily’s birth that taught me how to really be a mom. I loved Sophia from the moment she was in my womb. And when Lily was born, I was confused about loving two equally. She’s proof that the heart simply just grows and loves automatically.


Lily knows how to look at the camera's lens
She was born with a smile and a dimple.


The Lily Wears Prada
She had a very big personality. This was a shot I couldn’t resist – The Lily Wears Prada.


Me and Lily
Days before her baby sister was born and she became an Ate.


Lily and her cake
On her 3rd birthday, I was already having contractions. Stella was born two days later. I still wanted to give her a celebration so I organized a McDonalds birthday party for Lily a few days later, even though I couldn’t be there with the newborn. Oh my heart was so broken then. I so wanted to be with her.


Little Einsteins cake by Gel Colet
Lily was so happy with the cake, made by Gel Colet. She’s like that. She loves beautiful details.


Lily and William on an old school desk
With her best friend cousin William at Balzac’s, Distillery District, Toronto in 2010. She’s a very good big cousin.


Me and my babies
Our funny girl who also loves her quiet time.


Me and Lily
We created this “thing” between us. It’s something she claimed belongs to her. Our forehead kiss.


Lily’s life is full of pink and glitters. She can burst out in to song and dance in the middle of no where. She draws and paints with a passion from her gut. I like to keep her talent raw and untrained as long as possible. She has her own style.


Minutes before her party last year (joint with Stella). She ran to me from across the room and did our forehead kiss. She said, “This day started out not so good but now it’s the best day of my life. Thank you for this party mommy.” It is such a joy to do things for her.


Peterborough Lift Lock
I’m scared of middle child issues. I was somewhat a middle child too, being 2nd of four. Lily has found her comfortable and secure place within our family. Sometimes I think she grew up too fast. But then I remember that up to today she still wears glitter and feathers just like when she was 2.


She’s that easy going child. Like a magnet that draws in many “fans”. Lily lost her two front teeth in Canada over the spring. No drama. Just excitement.


She’s not fearless like her Ate. She carefully calculates every move. Already she knows she hates speed and heights — so much like me. After weighing things for a couple of hours, she decided to ride this baby roller coaster in Marineland last spring. Then she loved it and even gathered enough guts to raise her hand! It’s not something I could have told her to do. She likes figuring it out by herself.


She loves to dance. Unfortunately she’s only had a few baby ballet lessons. She wanted dance as an extra-curricular activity this year. I tried. But her academic schedule is just… insane. I hope to find her a dance school with a workable schedule.


This kid feels music run through her veins. Since she was a toddler Dancing Queen was her favourite. Up to now, it's still her song. Oh Lily...
Lily, our Dancing Queen.


Don’t grow up too fast, Little Miss Lily. Love you forever.



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