Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Yep, two years old today - November 18th.

(somebody missed the cue "say cheese")

( a little tickle always works )

Below is a picture of Dahlia at the age of 2 (March 4, 2005). It still is one of my all time fav pics of her. I may try and find this outfit and get Milana to wear it walking down the stairs.

( Dahlia at two.)

We just had a simple family dinner with brownies for a birthday cake. (I put candles in Dahlia's brownie too.) Did Milana enjoy the chocolate? Oh yeah, she did.

Milana's party will be on Sunday. Nothing too big or overwhelming - just a few close friends. There's lots of time for the whole nine yards.

On Sunday too we'll begin a tradition for Milana that we've done each year on Dahlia's birthday. After the party is over, we'll go outside with our bouquet of balloons and release one into the night sky with a wish that it floats to her birthmother somewhere in China. And a silent prayer that she may know peace that her daughter is loved.

Happy Birthday, my little one!


Leslie said...

Happy Bday sweet girl!!!!!!!!!!

Your post had me teary!!!!

Ellie said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Milana! you are so beautiful :)

Jodee Leader said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! I love your balloon tradition too!

the greek chinese connection said...

Happy Birthday sweetface,
You are such a gift from God to your family and to us.
We are so blessed to be part of your life and to watch you grow.

We love you

Angelo, Helen, Angel and BFF Georgia

3D said...

Happy Birthday Sweet M!!!

You are just amazing!

Keep smilin!

Two Brothers Waiting said...

Happy Birthday Milana :0) She is so cute!!!! I love the idea of the balloon release...what a beautiful tradition!
Kathy :0)

Susie and Gordie said...

Happy Birthday Milana! I love that tradition. I might start that with my girls on their next birthday.

Valerie said...

What a litle doll she is. 2 is not a baby any more, how quickly they grow and change before our eyes.

May all your wishes come true Milana.


JinXiu said...

Happy Birthday Sweet girl

you and your family are so blessed

may everyday be filled with sunshine


Carol and Taylor said...

I miss 2. I want 2 again! Hope you all have a great party.

Amy said...

Happy,happy birthday to your sweet girl!! I loooove that birthday balloon sweet! xo A

Our family said...

Happy belated birthday little one!!!!!! What a sweetheart you are. Such a beautiful addition to your family. God bless you on your birthday and always.

Briana's Mom said...

Happy belated birthday sweet Milana! Welcome to "two" beautiful girl!

Lisa said...

Happy happy birthday angel girl! Wishing you all a day of bliss a bit belated and a wonderful party in celebration of this precious girl on Sunday!

Your tradition brought tears to my eyes....thank you for sharing that!

Mahmee said...

Happy birthday cutems!

Dita said...

Happy Birthday, Milana!
What a beauty she is, Wanda.
I love the photos of the girls on the stairs in their black, silver and a touch of pink thrown in for good measure!
One day before you know it they will be walking down those stairs on their way to their first dance...and then their weddings!

I love low key kids parties. That is exactly what we do and it works just fine.

The tradition of the balloons to their birth mother just made me all teary.

Happy Birthday, Little Angel!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Happy Birthday! That's a very nice tradition for them. I'm sure their mother is relieved that your daughters are being well taken care of.

Donna said...

No! Really? She still looks like such a baby and I don't remember my girls ever looking that little! What a cutie! I hope her birthday was super fun for her!

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Buckeroomama said...

Belated birthday hugs to your little one!

What you do with the balloon --releasing one and sending it with a wish.. --that is such a lovely gesture. :)