Saturday, August 21, 2010

summer party

Today is my niece Kalli's 2nd birthday. 

 We traveled to Marianna to visit with my family, and boy was it a hot, sweaty, birthday kind of day!  We had lots of fun, and the best news is that I only cried three times.  There were a lot of kids there, including a 9 month old, 3 month old and 10 week old - oh yeah and a girl with a big preggo belly.  And, I know all of them or am related to them.  Geez.  I'm so ready for our trip to Mexico...  hurry up Monday!

Anyway, back to Kalli-bug.  She is my younger sister's daughter, and just a little darling.  She was so tiny when she was born, she sure surprised us all by coming over a month early!  She hasn't stopped being a show-stopper.  I love her little personality, and the sweet way she says 'Aunt Amanda.'  I love her snuggle-bug-ness, her slobbery kisses and her bossiness (she gets that last bit from me!!).  Gosh I just adore her.  She is a beauty (as her name means).  I cannot wait to watch her grow up and become a lovely woman.  Allison & Kasey are a good momma & daddy, and they have raised up this little princess well.  She is quick to obey, and just a joy to be around.  I love you Kalli Lorianne. 

This pic is from her 1st last year b/c I'm too tired to upload the pics from today...don't worry I'm sure I'll post them tomorrow!!


Allison said...

I love you are SO STRONG, both you & Matt...we llove you very much. Hope y'alls trip helps you! Al

butterflymom said...

What a beautiful little glad she is a part of your life. Hoping time with her heals your heart...if only a little bit.

Anonymous said...

Aw! What a beautiful little girl!!

Happy belated Birthday to your niece!