Hi!! Happy Monday, Happy Last Day of February (my favorite month) and Happy Leap Day!!! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! This weekend was one of those perfect weekends- we saw friends and family, celebrated my niece's 2nd birthday, watched Steph Curry and the Warriors pull out an INCREDIBLE victory, ate great food, enjoyed great weather, relaxed, cleaned up around the house, and got some work done! It seems like most weekends it is hard to fit in all in, but somehow, we did this weekend and I feel so fulfilled and grateful. It was so special to be with friends and be reminded of how lucky we are.

Honestly, watching Mila blow out her candles, watching Lillian play at the party, screaming at the tv, turning away as Iguodala sunk both free throws, and cheering our heads off when Curry drained that long shot with all of our friends are highlights that I will always cherish. While it used to just be a normal occurrence to see friends or watch a game with the gang, it's very few and far between these days and it made it even more special.

On a semi-related note, I do not know what was going on with me this past week but I kept getting flooded with really vivid memories from this exact same time last year. I think there was a full moon this past week so I kept telling myself that had something to do with it. Has this ever happened to anyone else before? February of 2015 I attended the ICA Cristo Rey Women's Business Luncheon, attended Mila's 1st birthday party, and organized my closet. And all week I kept having deja vu moments bringing me right back to them as I did them all again this year!

Last year after Mila's 1 st birthday party (I will be sharing pictures of the festivities later this week) Jesse and I went and took some photos of my little baby bump for my 27 Weeks Pregnant Update (gosh, how I LOVED writing those and miss being pregnant with our girl). After a week full of flashbacks I asked Jesse if we could take some photos after Mila's party in the exact same spot, except this year holding our Miss Lillian!!!!

Looking at the photos is such a trip- in some ways it looks like they could have been taken on the same day, but they feel like lifetimes a part! I still have my long blond hair, red lips, pearls and smile-- let's face it, my style hasn't changed at all. But when I look at these recent photos I feel like I have aged- boy, 30 and being a mom has hit me! 

What I am trying to say is that it has been an incredible year and I am so grateful for Lillian being so surrounded by love! We are so fortunate and I am so grateful to be her mom. She is crawling throughout the house, standing up, laughing, playing, and loving life. She lights up our lives and we are so grateful.

I don't know exactly what it was or why, but there was something *magical* about this weekend! I felt it. I am going to hang on to this feeling for as long as I can (maybe I should go by a Powerball ticket!)!

I hope everyone has a lovely week!!


Parentingcaroline curran