Canada and Cora’s Two Happy Birthdays
We have had a crazy couple weeks. Life has been busy but it has been the best kind of busy…full of celebration and family time. At this point, we are both exhausted.
Last weekend we made the long trek to Canada to stay with my brother and his family as my cousin was getting married. It was a very exhausting 17 hours but the girls somehow did really well. They hardly had one melt down. Definitely an answer to prayer because Elinor especially is not a good car baby.
The next morning we woke up still tired, had a little time to visit with my brother’s family and then we headed out the the wedding. Such a beautiful celebration…I adore this cousin and to see him get married was very special. Reconnecting with Aunts and Uncles I rarely see was such fun…
The rest of our trip we soaked up time with Tim and Aileen. Their children are so good with our babies and spoiled them rotten. Cora started acting like a diva as she took full advantage of their love.
Justin spent a lot of time in their garden making good use of the hammock.
Monday we celebrated Cora’s 3rd birthday. We left the house so the kids could decorate the house with all the supplies they had bought. A “C” on the door to greet us as we arrived home.
But 3 she is…full of 3 year old love of princesses, fairies, Dora, anything sparkly or pink. She calls me “Princess mommy.” She is also still full of temper…apparently 3 is even worse? Oh surely not, Lord.
And lest I forget Elinor, she loved our trip too! She even slept every night, all night. Talk about a very unexpected and welcome surprise. God was very merciful to us…
A mixture of fairy wings, butterflies, tutus, ballerinas…pretty much whatever I could find that represented our 3 year old.
I decided that I would do something a little different than my usual tissue poms this year. For some reason this little butterfly thingamajig came to mind.
The lovely little princess fairy-ballerina.