Happy Birthday Love.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!
Today Landon woke up to this-
I know, he turned 27, not 7, but I thought it was fun.
Capri thought making Daddy's cake was fun.
I love how she's trying to hold the spatula with her foot in one of the pictures
Above is Landon's birthday treat request: chocolate covered cookie dough
Our friends Jordan and Brooke have inspired me. They take birthday celebrations serious and have an entire "Birthday Weekend" filled with lots of presents, fun activities, eating out, and friends. It made me realize that birthdays should be a big deal. Landon and I have always said we don't need anything special, but let's be honest, who doesn't love a little birthday love and a day all about them? Your family members are worth celebrating and should feel loved and special everyday, but why not one big celebration too? Now that we have Capri I've been thinking about the traditions I would like to start and how I can make her childhood birthdays memorable. I want birthdays to be fun for the birthday boy or girl, but also exciting for the entire family. Lynn Jackson made up a birthday song for her family and I love it! The Jacksons also go all out on birthdays by decorating the house (even the outside), making the day all about the birthday person, and each person at the party tells one thing they like about the birthday boy or girl. I forgot to do that tonight, but I think Landon would have been a little embarrassed. Last year when we were in China I had a little extra time and wrote a list of 26 reasons to celebrate Landon here and added number 27 below.
27. I love watching you be a Dad. It warms my heart to see you put a smile on Capri's face as soon as you're in sight. She absolutely adores you. I love that you come home for lunch as often as you can just to hold her and squeeze her. It's apparent that you would do anything for your girls and have been a wonderful Dad in these few short months already. Your love for her is sweet and you defiantly have something together that no one can touch.
Happy Birthday Landon.... let the birthday festivities continue!