Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday Elle Belle!

Dear Peanut,
Two years ago was hands down one of the best days of my life. At 12:42pm, you literally came into this world screaming! You weren't even all the out when you started hollering! That was you though. You were a very happy little girl, but when something didn't go your way, you let us know. And as soon as you got your way, you were happy again! A little stinker from the second you were born! But you did give me a super easy delivery- so for that, you definitely win bonus points!!
Right away, you were so sweet and cuddly. You just wanted to be held and even though you were a bigger baby at 8lb. 7oz, you seemed so tiny... except for your thighs! Sorry Baby Girl, but it's true! You had a little bird nose and started sticking out your lip and trying to make us feel bad- just like your big brother! Oh and the little noises you made! I can still hear them! We were so excited to show you off to everyone, but I remember being so relieved when everyone left so that we could have your all to ourselves... What I wouldn't give to have that back again...


We had a little party for you today. But its hard to have a birthday party with no birthday girl. We got you a pink and purple cake. Some of us spent a couple making fleece blankets for the hospital- we got 16 done today!- and then had cake and ice cream. Afterward, we went to your spot and sent you some balloons. I know we didn't stay long, but it was so cold in that wind!
I miss you so much, and I'm so mad so that you aren't here to celebrate with us... I'm angry that we missed out on a whole other year with you. I can't even picture you as a two year old. My mind just can't fathom it. This evening I was looking at your picture and I can't even believe that you were really here and ours. It's almost like you were too good to be true... Sometimes I definitely wonder if you were just the best dream I ever had...
Max writing in Sissy's birthday card.
Ellie's pink and purple cake- some of the frosting looks a little red, but it's magenta!
Ellie's cousin, Evan, and Max. Obviously Max is pretty set on the cake!
An awful picture of us...

I know you had a better party today in Heaven. A better party than I could ever dream of throwing you. I'm sure you giggled, played and laughed. I know you made a mess of the best cake anyone could ever imagine. And I know it's selfish, but I wanted you to do all of those things here, with us. Just like you should be...
Love you so much little girl- I always will... And I am so thankful that two years ago, you came into our lives- even if it was for not nearly long enough...

24 comments:

Caroline said...

Happy Heavenly 2nd Birthday Elle !

Thinking of all of you {{{{<3}}}}

LauraJane said...

Happy birthday Ellie.

I love the intent on Max's face it he cake photo. Ha :)

paula said...

what a sweet birthday for such a sweet girl. {{hugs}}

Robin said...

I am so sorry you had to celebrate Ellie's birthday without her. She is being loved on by Jesus now, and I can't think of any better way to spend a birthday but on The Lord's lap, being loved on by The Almighty.

Happy 2nd Birthday Ellie! Your mom and dad and big brother are missing you and honoring you so well since you've left. You are so loved and missed by all! May your birthday be filled with dancing!

crystal said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Ellie!!! You have so many people who love you. I hope you have the best Birthday in Heaven. Send some love to your mommy and daddy and tell my sweet Angel that I can't wait until I get to see you guys again!!! Sending prayers and (((HUGS))) your way!!!

Tiffany said...

Happy birthday sweet sweet Ellie!! <3

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday, Ellie! We love and miss you! <3

Eclipsed said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl

Harlowe said...

Oh, those beautiful little noises, so precious.

Happy 2nd birthday Ellie, really wish you were here to celebrate with those who love you.

Darcey said...

Happy Birthday Ellie!!!

SG said...

Happy Birthday in heaven little Ellie

Beth said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful one <3

B. Wilson said...

Sweet Ellie, Happy Birthday. Those pictures of her are just beautiful, Tiffany. And that video... melt my heart.

Rebecca P. said...

Happy belated 2nd birthday Ellie. Right from the beginning, she was adorable (and actually looked like herself!) and it sounds like she had quite the personality right from the beginning. I'm so sorry you had to spend another birthday without her.

ccc said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter.

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday Ellie!!

I hope that your day as easy...I am sure that Ellie was with you guys the whole day. Love the balloon colors :) I love looking at your pictures!! ((Hugs))

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Ellie~! I love the cake....and such great memories to share of Ellie's personality.

Rose said...

Oh sweet Ellie, happy birthday. I agree, sometimes I just feel like it is all too sweet too be real. Hang in there.

Ashley said...

Thought about you and Ellie a lot on Sunday. It looks like you guys had a wonderful celebration. Happy Birthday Ellie!

Jasmine said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Ellie! The cake looks perfect.

Sarita Boyette said...

Sending belated love to all of you. Your children are so beautiful. Even though I've never met you, I miss Ellie along with you. Your blog has spelled out her wonderful personality. I'm mad, too, that the world has missed out on her as a 2 year old, growing up, making her mark on the world as an adult. "Ellie's Light" & this blog are her sweet legacies and how she will continue to touch others who never met her. xoxo

Hannah Rose said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It's good to know we're not alone and others "get it." I have found so much encouragement in the blogging community. My little girl, Lily Katherine, has her second birthday in Heaven coming on March 16. I'm dreading it already...I'd love to have you follow along on my blog as well; www.roseandherlily.blogspot.com

Our Journey said...

Tiffany and Ellie,
Please forgive me for being late with this message. Happy birthday Ellie. I hope you had a grand celebration in heaven. Tiffany, her cake was beautiful!

NewYearMum said...

Beautiful... happy belated birthday to your darling Ellie... love and wished to you both xoxo

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