I'm ever reminded to hold on to these days, somehow, and treasure them. When you almost lose a beloved family member, every day is a celebration. We had a party for Lana on her 10th birthday. Our precious Lana reminds us how fragile and fleeting life is. The cousins all had a grand old time running around the yard and enjoying each other. Our house just gets smaller as more babies are born into the family, so we were thankful for a warm day to be outside. Liana did a photo shoot of Lana. I think the pictures will make a great gift for Lana for Christmas. And Liana is becoming quite a photographer. I seldom take pictures anymore because hers are always better than mine.
The girls had been cleaning our their closets and found a bunch of fancy dresses they wore when they were young. So at Lana's party, Liana helped the little girls put on a fashion show with the dresses, even styling their hair for the occasion. All the adults sat in the living room as they strolled in and modeled their outfits. To their great delight, we told them they could KEEP the dresses, so they wore them home!
I loved watching the kids interact with each other. They don't get together too often, so it is exciting and fun for them to play together. Arielle and Liana are so good with the babies, and I love seeing my daughters nurturing and caring for the little ones. How blessed we are to have this family!