Lucia is such a special little girl. She is a very happy kid and it is easy to get her excited about something...and that is what I did for about two months before her birthday. See the Martones, well we like to make a huge deal about birthdays, well because it is kind of a big deal. Another year in the books and another year we have made it through this crazy place. So we like to celebrate big for birthdays. My mother would hang up the birthday sign and throw huge parties for us when we were little and I will be doing the same for my kids. Those were special memories that I want Lucia to have.
So for two months before her birthday, I would tell her about her party, what decorations we are going to have, she would list all of her friends that she wanted to come, we would look online for gifts she might like and then for two weeks before the party we practiced blowing out candles on pretend play dough cakes. She was pumped, to say the least.
Her birthday was on a Tuesday and her party on a Saturday...so Sunday the decorations went up. Tuesday I made a cake and we continued to eat that cake until Friday night (singing to her and letting her blow out candles every single night). I know...a little over the top...but I want my kids to always remember how special they are...how grateful I am for their life and how their birth day made our lives so much better.
For her party, we invited immediate family and Lucia's friends and had a wonderful day celebrating my sweet, spunky, wild, daughter. Here are some pictures of the party!
Thank you to everyone who made it out, sent gifts, and share our love for this sweet little firecracker.
Hello friends! I am Lisa. Lover of Christ and family, a former television reporter, a wife and a mom who strives to live a healthy, toxic free lifestyle.