Saturday, February 20, 2010

A very special 20th!

As you all know, the 20th of every month is special.
Three of the twelve months are even more special. February, May, and December.

Lilly is officially three years old today.

There are some things about Lilly at age three that I want to remember forever. She is creative and has an imagination. Most days, I have to call her something completely different, like Dora, or baby puppy, or mommy. She has lots of real friends and lots of imaginary friends. She is relatively rational - I can explain things to her and, even if she doesn't like it, she will usually go with it. Unless she's tired, then all bets are off.
She can tell me stories about her day, and listen to mine.
She tells me she loves me, and to have sweet dreams, and to "eat beans" (Kendra used to say that instead of "sweet dreams," whereas Lilly says both.)
She makes jokes and laughs and laughs at them.
She is kind, and loving, and funny, and independent. She is my little girl.

We went to Vail Pride Day today, a big community event in Vail. Then, we came home and napped, then out to dinner at Risky Business.
Me and my kids. Happiness.
3 years old and 14 months old, respectively.

The Forgacs crew, with Shyla coming in at 9 months old. Not sure how old baby Carlos is on Stevie's shirt.
And my folks. Dad thought we looked like tourists taking so many pictures at dinner.
Happy, HAPPY birthday sweet Lilly!
On another note, Ragnar is getting frighteningly close! We had a packing party last night to go over details and get together a lot of our gear. I took a few pics, but some just turned out funky. These two, however, turned out totally blogable.
Andy sitting creepily close to Kristen.
Scott sporting the reflective vest (yep, it works) while Brian nerds it up on the computer.

It is going to be a long, fun, and painful 36ish hours!


Natalie said...

Yeah! Happy Happy Happy Birthday Lilly!

We are really looking forward to Lilly's party tomorrow and to the next 3 or 4 years of b-day parties. After that Lilly will probably reject Spencer at her parties in favor of all girl slumber parties. And then we can just sigh at how our kids have turned into us and are punishing us for what we did to our parents. Aint life grand?

Suzanne said...

You've got so many exciting things going on in your life right now! I have to say, that photo of you and the kids is adorable. You've got to put that up in your room. You have too GREAT kids! I'll be rooting you all on next weekend!

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

Happy Birthday Lilly!!

And Ragnar? You are just. plain. crazy.

lady of leisure said...

Hope the party is super fun today! Hey, for Ragnar do you know what part you will be running or how does that work?

Gabi said...

HAPPYYYY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL LILLY GIRL!!!!!! Wow, three years, already!?!?!?!?!?! Time flies with these precious kiddos!!! Love to you all!!!!

Kendra Forgacs said...

Happy Birthday Lilly! And happy birthday Zac! And happy birthday Shyla! And regarding Ragnar...yikes...but it will be sisterly bonding at its best!