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Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy 2nd Bithday to My Ethiopian Princess!!

Okay, so Lola Joy didn't have a great start to her 2nd birthday. She was pretty pitiful and had to go to the dr. :-( She has a runny nose, cough, and ear when I came home from work...I found one pitiful little girl.

She did cheer up by the end of the night!

Here's her sweet cake. She LOVED it.

She said.."It's MINNIE!!!" "It's CUTE!" "I LIKE HER PINK BOW!!"

We LOVE her all the way down to her sweet little pink boots!!!!

Lolee Joy LOVES her baby dolls...

I LOVE her sweet chocolate brown eyes!

You are so yummy, I could eat you up, girl!!

Lola Joy Kalkidane...

You are something else, let me tell you!! You have one VIBRANT personality. You light the room the moment you enter into it. You talk with your hands. You're prissy...and Sassy, too. You LOVE music and to dance. You would watch Barney 24/7 if we'd let you. You LOVE your new SILLY SONGS video. When you go to sleep you have to have your BB, Blanky, and Monkey. You are so smart..and funny...and lovable. You are so stinkin' cute...and we simply cannot get enough of you. You love your big bros and oh do they love you...and look out for you. And then there's "Lil". God brought you a twin sister from around the world, but the two of you couldn't be more perfectly matched. You are the PERFECT PAIR!! You adore one another. You are always together, playing, dancing, reading, hugging, oh my it's totally adorable. Seeing the two of you together is the sweetest miracle to watch each day. I squeezed you tonight and you squeezed me back soo tightly. It broke me into tears, just so thankful...I didn't miss this little miracle in

We love you Baby JOY!!!!

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The Gutmans' said...

Happy Birthday sweet Loly Joy, you bring "Joy" to everyone around you. We love you more than words & feel totally blessed to be a part of your life, your mommy, daddy, big brothers & your sweet little sisters life!! Feel better soon.

Heather Kightlinger said...

Happy 2nd Birthday to one precious, fun little girl! We are so thankful for all your sweet hugs and kisses we get each time we see you! It has been so much fun watching you grow! We love you bunches! Love, Coco, Cheddar, Cole-Cole, and Sophie Belle :)

Emy said...

Love your sweet post about your sweet/spunky girl!!!
Happy Birthday Lolee J, We love you!!!

Rebecca said...

Happy 2nd birthday to an adorable little girl!

P.S. Eli just went crazy when he saw the Minnie cake :) He's a fan of Mickey Mouse too!

The Ritzmanns said...

Happy Birthday Lola Joy!

I can easily tell from the pictures that her and Addy was ALOT in common.

Shannon said...

Thank you for the sweet comment on our blog! You have such a beautiful family and I'm looking forward to follwing your blog!

Andrea said...

Where did you get her cake? That is beautiful!!