Windsor Hot Air Balloon Lift.

Our little family has started a tradition of our own & we didn't even plan to! For three Labor Days in a row now, we have loaded sleepy kids into the car, taken donuts to go & watched hot air balloons rise with the sun. It is magic & feels like something we wouldn't miss now. Last year's display (HERE) in Colorado Springs was grand & so so much fun, but the smaller event close by is every bit as sweet & where we made our first memory (HERE). I love this sweet family of mine. They make everything feel just a little more special. Hey Chris! Maybe next year Albuquerque?...

Celebrating Lucy!

Lucy's birthday breakfast was a sweet one. Abel had picked out gifts for he and isla to give to her this year & it was so cute to watch the excitement for all of them as she opened them and was surprised. I love Lucy's sweet heart. She enjoys receiving & opening gifts, but it's always so cute because she really doesn't care what is inside. You could give her a rock in a bag & she'd be content. It's sweet to me & I love her even more for it.
We celebrated her big in the morning, which is always my favorite part of birthdays... then ended the day with an abstract paint cake for our little artist.
We love you Lucy girl, you are special in a billion ways!
I LOVE a pretty cake.
& below: some bonus shots I snagged of her the day she celebrated with cousins. She decided to eat all of the frosting off of her cupcake BEFORE her party & all the while said just how delicious it was & with so many giggles threatened to eat the whole thing. It was adorable & naughty, and one of those moments where you get to decide if you'll stop what your kids are doing or jump in & capture it on camera instead. 
I chose second.
^^^my little dolly

Our little bit is FOUR!

Sitting here on the eve of Lucy's birthday & remembering so vividly this night four years ago. 
Didn't Abel just turn four???!
I've said this a million times, but it still rings so true. Lucy is one of my greatest prayers that came to fruition just as I'd specifically prayed for. She is literally all that I asked for & more. Kind, gentle, loving & fierce. Brave & adventurous, soft & sweet. Beautiful. Bonus features that I didn't know to hope for are that she's one of the most nurturing humans on the planet, she's wildy hilarious, the snuggliest of them all, tough as nails, and has a little more moxie than I was prepared for, but that too feels like a quality that will help her move mountains. There are truly no words for the way I love her, she is my favorite little brown haired girl.
 My first daughter, my sunshine girl, and my sweetest treasure. I couldn't be more proud of you & am so thankful to be your mama. Happy birthday little bit, I love you!
Last years birthday post HERE