Lola is nine today.

Nine years ago today i was induced on my due date with her.

We didn’t know if i was having a girl or a boy….both ultrasounds i had…she was crossing her legs….

but i knew…

she was going to be a girl.

It had to be…because i was secretly hoarding a closet full of baby dresses and leggings.

Mason was 16 months old.

My mom and dad were in the delivery room with us….it was the first birth my dad had experienced…since

when my brother and i were born….men were not allowed in the delivery room.

My OB grabbed bryan and sat him right down in between my knees ….

and told him to grab her as she came out.

All i could keep thinking about to myself was….

i hope i don’t poop on the table.

She came out and everyone was yelling…’It’s a girl….it’s a girl”

She never slept through the night….but she potty trained herself at 2.

Lola has a personality that matches her spirit.

She’s creative….and colorful.

She doesn’t care if you like what she’s wearing.

She has her own style……which is beautiful….and i’ve come to love it.

Lola is outgoing and can hold a conversation with anyone.

She loves an iced {decaf} vanilla latte….

and date nights with her puppy.

Her friends are her life and her life are her friends….

and i know deep down….

and we are digging deep here….

that she loves her brothers with all her heart.

She loves to be in and near the water….

her freckles are kisses from angels above that love her just as much….

and i can’t wait to grab her tonight when she gets home from Florida….

and tell her how thankful i am for her in my life.

Happy birthday Lola….you are loved.

{Lola was almost a Piper….but as we were sitting there ready to check out of the hospital…

Bryan turned to me and said….

“chances are she will never meet another girl named Lola….so i think we need to keep our girl original”…

so Lola it became….

and Lola it will always be}


  1. …and, she’s worth a million!!! happy birthday, Lola!

  2. Marlene P. says:

    What a wonderful mama tribute to your girl child. I have always been in the belief that everyone needs a girl child but some disagree of course. She is beautiful and you can see clearly that she just shines through all of her pictures. You are blessed, lucky and all that. Happy Birthday Lola!!

  3. Happy Birthday Lola and may your heart, life and freckles continue to be touched by angels.God speed

    Helen xxxxx

  4. Happy Birthday Lola! I hope you have an amazing year!

  5. Happy bday sweet Lola! I hope to be as cool as her when I grow up!

  6. happy birthday, lola! nine is a great year! xo

  7. What a beautiful tribute to your daughter! She is a lovely little girl…and such GREAT style!!!! Happy birthday to your sweet Lola!

  8. Happy birthday to Lola! It’s my daughter’s birthday today too! She is four today.

  9. What a beautiful post! My daughter will be 10 in two weeks, and Lola reminds me so much of Ashtyn. Very much marches to her own beat, and I wouldn’t change it for the world!! Happy birthday , Lola!!!!

  10. Happy Birthday Lola!! I remember you debating between the two names. I’m glad you picked Lola….no other name could fit her more perfectly. Love all the pics and tribute. I love how you love her. 🙂

  11. sniff** so sweet.

  12. Happy birthday to sweet Lola!

  13. well happy birthday lola
    9 is a wonderful number to be

  14. Happy Birthday Miss Lola! Mine is tomorrow so July is the best Month ever.Do Enjoy~Cheers Kim

  15. Happy birthday! Hope it is a special day, Lola!

  16. Sharilyn says:

    I found your web site because I googled Lola- my gal’s name is Lola as well- she has an older brother as well, she never slept through the night and just potty trained herself! She turns 2 in August- she all ready has her own distinct “style”! From me and my Lola to you and your Lola happy Birthday to you both- because it still is about the momma too!

  17. Beautiful pictures and sentiments for a special 9 year old!
    Happy Birthday to Lola : )

    PS. Kasey I can tell you are missing her.

  18. Happy Birthday Sweet Lola!!! I hope you have a day that’s as unique and fun as you are. 🙂

  19. Aw! Happy Birthday to precious Lola! She is beautiful. I love her sense of style.

  20. Happy Birthday Lola. It’s my birthday today too! Always such a fun time of year for a birthday. Hope your day is great!

  21. happy birthday to your beautiful girl! (love her syle, too!):D

  22. SO SWEET! Happy Birthday dear sweet Lola! I hope your mama has a giant piece of cake waiting for you when you arrive home!

  23. Happy birthday darling girl!! xx Veronika

  24. Beautiful.

  25. Beautiful post! You’re such an amazing writer….
    I have 3 girls of my own and after reading this I’m inspired to “try”and put into words a little something for each one…

  26. I almost forgo about t Lola’s adorable pixie cut! Beautiful pictures as always. Enjoy your day!

  27. Happy Birthday to your sweet Lola!! She will always be original:)
    Beautiful words from a mama to her girl!

  28. Happy Birthday Lola, what a beautiful post!

  29. This post is COMPLETELY precious!

  30. what a sweet post! love it. hope she has a wonderful birthday! xx

  31. What a beautiful story, I didn’t cry until the part of naming her. Happy Birthday Lola!

  32. I love it! I love how you love who she is, thats such a wonderful trait you have as a mother. Lola is an absolutely adorable name, happy birthday!!

  33. Awww…happy birthday Lola! You are beautiful inside and out!!!

  34. Happy Birthday beautiful Lola ~ love your spirit and originality! xo

  35. Awwwww!!! This about made me tear up reading it! My lil angel is only 3 & I wish she would stay little forever…. Happy Birthday Lola!!! You are an absolute doll & have a fabulous Mommy as well…

  36. she’s a doll!

  37. Wow, I am sitting here with tears in my eyes. I have two boys and a girl and today sitting in an apartment in seville – I miss her more than the world x

  38. Happy Birthday Lola!! This brought tears to my eyes. My baby girl, Emersyn, will turn one on August twenty fifth & as you already know x’s 3, it’s a joyous, but bitter sweet occasion…I love to watch her grow, but I already miss her being a tiny little rat that was fully dependent on me. ; )

  39. Bonjour!
    Very beautiful blog. Such lovely photos too!
    Looking forward to your future posts.
    Check us out!
    Talk to you soon..

    -Jessica & Holly

  40. Happy Birthday Lola! You are a very lucky little girl!!

  41. Oh, happy birthday to that lovely girl!

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