Happy Second Birthday Ximena!
I cannot believe you have made two full rotations 'round the sun. You are the apple of my eye, the best thing that has ever happened to me. You are hilarious, and brilliant. Your favorite things in the world are: Macaroni and Cheese, going to Target with Mami, climbing all over Papi when he's resting on the floor, playing with water, cuddling with Lambie, reading (especially Little Critter books, the ever-classic Pete the Cat, and anything featuring Doc McStuffins, Daniel Tiger, and of course, Elmo), and visiting everyone at work (To at "Scuela," Tia Janda at "Coffee," and Dahlia at "Ice Cream").
You brighten everyone's day. I know things can seem overwhelming sometimes (the world is a big, scary place even for me some days!), but you are handling it with sass, pizzaz, and grace. I thank my lucky stars for you every day. You have brought me the biggest joy. I am a mother because of YOU. I am who I am because of YOU.
Though your dad and I wish we could give you the world, we will settle for a the most fabulous Moana party EVER, and ALL the Goldfishy snacks for now.
I'll love you forever. I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be!
Thank you to those who made this party possible!!! My parents for generously hosting us, and helping us with dinner. My Aunt Sara (though Ximena still calls her her "Tia No") for the beautiful cake. My sister for the super cute piñata and candy. All of Ximena's guests for coming, and showering her with ALL the love. And last but not least, Desert Dream Parties for gifting us one whole HOUR with Ximena's shero: Moana!
Fun fact, I actually entered a giveaway with Desert Dream Parties (see screen capture below), and WON. An hour with a character is valued at nearly $200! To say that we would not have been able to celebrate with the "real" Moana is an understatement. Plus, Moana brought her friends along, and they brought bubbles, face paints, balloons, and a giant birthday card for Ximena. How special, right?!