Happy 4th Birthday Sweet Lillian

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday dear Lillian,


Lilly – you are the world to me (so is your sister). Four years ago, Daddy and I had no idea you where going to join us early. It was Sunday June 13th and my water broke at 10:30 pm in bed and I freaked out! I can laugh now but I wasn’t then. Your Daddy kept me pretty calm and told me everything would be just fine.

Everything happened so fast we had little time to think. When you came out your Daddy told me “It’s a Girl” and I cried. You were perfect but your ear was bent over. I thought that if that’s all that is wrong with our baby who was 4 weeks early then I can handle that. The nurse then flipped your ear back and said the cartilage wasn’t formed yet and it was just bent.

We had our challenges getting you to nurse and once again, Daddy got me through it (with some help from medical professionals over 2 months). You may have come 4 weeks early but you were a strong little one.

You are one of the most caring little girls I’ve ever met. You love to try new things, love to laugh and love your family and friends dearly {Mommy could learn a few things from you – and I have}. Your smile is beautiful, your personality is hilarious and I can’t wait to see what you will do with your life.

Lilly Piper's Run 2014


We are so lucky to have you in our lives. Don’t ever change 🙂

Happy 4th Birthday to you, Sweet Lillian.

I love you to the moon and back.

xo Mommy, Daddy and Hilary.

An old post about Lilly and Lilly 3rd Birthday.

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday.

Keeping it short and sweet today:

tbt 4 years agoHard to believe it’s been almost 4 years since this little one greeted us 4 weeks early! Man, she’s a little sweetie 🙂


Just a little excited this morning!

Happy Thursday!

Dear Mom

Dear Mom,

You are such an AMAZING WOMEN!

Thank you for being such a great role model for me.

Thanks for the laughs, the phone calls, your help and wisdom over the years.

Thanks for being my Mom.

Happy Mother’s Day 🙂

XO Anna.

Dear Daughter

Dear Lillian Mae a.k.a Lilly,

WOW, 2 whole year’s at being your Mother! And what an amazing 2 year’s it has been.

When you arrived 4 weeks early – you really shook us for a loop. I had finished work the Friday before and by Sunday night you decided instead of sharing a birthday with me, that you would arrive early. Your own month, your own day. It was a long week in the hospital with you, not knowing when we’d go home or if we’d get you to nurse/gain weight.

We struggled for a long time to get you to nurse. I’m pretty sure not too many Mama’s would keep trying at the 2 1/2 month mark. BUT, we got there in the end.

Each month you grew and continued to amaze us new parents.

Teething wasn’t fun. Still not sure I am excited about your 2nd year molars that are still to come in.

You flew to England at six months – something that took me 30 years to do!

You started crawling on the May long weekend, with both Daddy and I present.


Your first birthday was quite fun – chocolate cake and all!

Then you went to the sitters and I, to work each day. That was a hard week for Mommy but I eventually got over it.

You took your 3 first steps while skyping with your Nan in England, Daddy and I right there with you. A very special moment for us all.

We’ve had lots of laughs, cry’s and sleepless nights.

7 months without Daddy around as he was away at school in PEI and Maclean covering you in kisses.

Your running around lots, throwing balls everywhere, reading books with Daddy and just a complete joy in our lives.

In one month, you will turn 2! Don’t grow up too fast.

Thanks for making me a Mom!

Love you little girl.

XO Mommy.