Feb 22, 2014

Celebrating the Birthday Girl

We've been celebrating Stasiya all week. Today was her birthday party with friends. She had asked for a cupcake party - so we made cupcakes and let the kids decorate them with frosting and sprinkles. They loved it! Stasiya calls sprinkles "sparkles" - so this ended up being a sparkly-sparkle-sprinkle-cupcake party.


Decorating cupcakes

love her!

Brother Sister - they look alike - no?

Close enough - I didn't get quite all the girls together.

Stasiya was a rock star opening gifts.

She's so pretty.

You can get a good view of our newly remodeled kitchen here.

Mama's girl.

She did not want to smile for me.

Feb 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Stasiya!!

3 years old! Can't believe how fast time has flown by. It feels like it was just yesterday that she was born. And yet, I can't imagine life ever without her. She is pure joy. Light. Full of laughter and fun. Energetic. Playful. Adventurous. And imaginative. She is the most affectionate little person I have ever known. And despite her constant energy, she enjoys snuggles more than anyone. She is the sweetest most loving little girl. And we are privileged to call her ours and to raise her.

Happy Birthday Anastasiya Dae!

(Just in case you are wondering - yes! I did take all these pics.)

And just for fun...she prays over our dinner most nights. And this is how she does it. 
Marc and I try not to laugh at her because she is so stinkin' cute and funny while praying. Love it!

Can't wait to see what this next year holds for her. We are celebrating her life today as a family and look forward to her cupcake party with friends next weekend.