HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY LUCAS LEÓN!

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Happy birthday to my sweet Lucas León! I can’t believe you are FIVE! I say this every year..but I’m in awe of the wonderful young man you are becoming. You are kind, so very funny, witty, spunky, and full of life. In just two months since you have started kindergarten, I am so impressed with how much you have learned and the curiosity and questions you come up with on a daily basis. You still sleep with your favorite teddy bear and I am holding on tightly to these last little bits of “babyhood”. I tuck you in each night and kiss your cheeks and thank God for blessing me with the gift of being your mami. The other night we were having a conversation about our loved ones who are now in heaven and you asked me if we could take a plane to see them. When I told you we couldn’t you responded with “please mom! I just want to check in on them and make sure they’re okay”. Even on the hardest days, you always find a way to melt my heart with your sincerity and love.

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This year you insisted on a Pokemon party – you still love your Ninja Turtles but you are currently in a major Pikachu phase. We had a Pokemon hunt, pokeball cakes, balloons galore, and you loved your themed t-shirt which you picked out yourself on a recent Target run (your favorite store EVER). We love you our fierce Lion. I can’t wait to see all of the amazing things you accomplish this year as a five year old!

A huge thank you to Lucas and Lillie’s auntie Chloe who created the delicious and amazing cupcakes! You can check out more of her work over on Technique (and Lillie’s first bday cake here!).  

HAPPY HAPPY! LUCAS LEÓN IS FOUR!

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My dearest Lucas León,

The past four years have been the best of my life. You have brought our family infinite joy and happiness. You are a bright star that I know will go so very far in life. With your wit, compassion, joy, and smarts, well, the world isn’t going to know what hit it when you spread your wings. God knew just what he was doing when he picked you just for us. I can’t even properly articulate just how deep my love runs for you. I hope you always know just how loved you are and that your mommy and daddy will do anything and everything for you. Always. May God bless you with all the numbers, health, and so much happiness my sweet boy. I am honored to be your mother and to be able to witness your growth and success.

Te amo. Te amo. Te amo.

Mommy

A PARTY!

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I can’t believe it’s been one week since my guy turned three. Funny how you spend weeks and weeks stressing over tiny details, wanting everything to be perfect – oh the birthday worry! Then the big day cakes and POOF! It’s over just like that. We spent the entire weekend celebrating – first with Lucas’s closest buddies (and mamas friends of course ) then with family and more loved ones. Lucas was over the moon! It was all so worth it just to see those smiles all weekend long. 

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A BROOKLYN SURPRISE

I racked my brain for weeks on what to plan for my mans big 3 0. I think everyone should have a surprise party thrown in their honor at least once in their life and thirty is a major celebratory age so the wheels started turning. I decided on The Crown Victoria in Williamsburg and got to work on the invites. Just when I was starting to feel pretty good about myself and my sneaky ways, Ivan began trying to poke around for hints. Sorry to all the friends who received some pretty verbal text messages from me (eep!) but Ivan really left me no choice (I blame him, you guys!). Fast forward to Saturday and as Ivan and I walked to the Crown Vic the skies opened up and were all like “birthday? what birthday? oh you wanted to drink beer in the sunshine?..We arrived huddled under our umbrella and I couldn’t be happier to see all our beautiful friends smushed together under picnic umbrellas with balloons. Such good sports! Everyone yelled “surprise!!” and the party commenced. The look on Ivan’s face was priceless and so worth it. After 20 minutes of showers the sun came out and the fun really started. It was the perfect Saturday. The perfect day. And I know Ivan thought it was the perfect birthday. Thank you to all of our fabulous friends for coming and celebrating my handsome man.
I love you, I love you, I love you Ivan.