Two years ago today, we welcomed our baby girl into this world…and now Baby V isn’t a baby anymore! She’s a sweet and polite little toddler who loves books, dresses, shoes and accessories. There are many delightful details that I want to remember about today. One is the fact that the sun shone ever so brightly, breaking our stretch of gloomy weather. V had the loveliest time admiring these ballerina decorations I put up for her party, exclaiming, “Pretty ballerina! Pretty ballerina!” She even helped me bake one of the batches of vegan orange cupcakes (which were a big hit, by the way!). Dada cooked a delicious vegetarian dinner which included some of her favorites: chick peas, olives, tomatoes, pasta, and a tiny loaf of bread that they made together. Our guests have since headed home and I’m ready for bed, but I didn’t want to fall asleep without this one last chance to celebrate V’s birthday. She is the best gift we’ve ever received.