Friday, July 2, 2010
I came to Kentucky a week ago for Ari's 2nd birthday. It was one of the many promises I made to Kelly before she passed away; an easy promise to make! Matt (Ari's dad), Erin (Kelly's sister) and myself put together the foundation of the party, but it was the friends and family who made this day special. Also, I particularly want to thank all the beautiful women who made Ari the most wonderful, heartfelt gifts. They knew Kelly through her blog and were so supportive through this last year, also bestowing on her, handmade ornaments that she displayed throughout her home.
One of the gifts, from Suzanne, whom I now call a dear friend, was a handmade birthday crown. When it arrived and Ari put it on, he immediately announced "King!" His dad say, "You're my little Prince," but Ari exclaimed, "No, KING!!" We laughed and, as you can see, he enjoyed making us laugh. I know Kelly was there is spirit, enjoying the moment.
I return home tomorrow with more baking to come and June's Give-Away announcement. Enjoy!