YOUNG, WILD, & 3 // Collier's third birthday party was a huge success! I love pouring my heart into planning a special day that I know he and his friends will enjoy, but this year was way better than I imagined it would be - and I knew it would be good! My little animal lover and his friends, cousins, and all the adults lol had a blast. . . . Now that he is stronger and so physically active, this was the first year we could have his party at a play gym! WOOT WOOT! As much as I want our guests to enjoy themselves, the day is all about the birthday boy so I make sure to cater to him and his interests/abilities. Watching him crawl through tunnels, hug his friends, and navigate the play area is a HUGE deal for us. Seeing him touch and enjoy the animals with no fear was the icing on the cake. I remember praying he would at least reach for his cupcake at his first birthday party and now he blew out his number 3 candle!! (🚨#milestonealert) . . . When people say big parties aren't for the kid it's for the parents it ain't that way over here. Everything I did for the party was FOR him and WITH him in mind. From the Kehinde Wiley inspired invite (Google him 😜) to the gift bags containing kid friendly "animal food" treats that he can eat and enjoy. Of course I find joy in the creative process but it's the same joy I find in being a mom. Every day Collier smiles and makes a little progress is a celebration for us. A big party is a way to invite our loved ones to an experience and show our special guy how much he is loved. Ain't none of this special needs parenting easy, but there is joy. So much joy. And we love to 🎵celebraaaaate good times, come on! 🎵 . . . In lieu of gifts we asked all guests to donate to KIF1A research to help fund valuable research for a cure. Visit www.weareteamcollier.com (link in bio) to make a gift of donation.
My son, you are ONE YEAR old today! And you are genuinely the sweetest, cutest, funniest, most patient, fun, observant, interactive, and expressive little boy. You have brought out the best in us and we are beyond proud and blessed to be your parents. Thanks for spreading so much joy and making this world a better place already. HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY LOVE BUG!! #kashdaniel
So many times we just go through life without truly cherishing those around us. .. especially our loved ones.❤️ We all get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the day. .. We lose sight of what's right in front of us while we are too busy with our "to do" lists. .. As the time passes, we look back and think, "Where has the time gone!?" Having been a Mom for 9 years now, I know how easy it is to get caught up in the craziness of life. But I do know one thing to be certain, when you have to fight for a child, it changes you.❤️ That fight will always remain and you will forever hold your babies closer than ever before. You will put away the "to do" list and instead snuggle with the ones you love so dear. You will put down the phone and instead pull out a board game or become a WWE Monday Night Raw Champion (because you don't let your kids win). You will take a moment...take a deep breath... Count to 20 (because I need more time than 10 seconds), and laugh at your toddler who just smeared peanut butter all over his body, instead of yelling and screaming. You will cherish this moment, as you may never witness it again. The days will continue on. ..time will pass, very quickly might I add. So, cherish your loved ones. Laugh, sing, dance, play, be goofy, have fun, and most of all, fight for this time with your children.❤️ Create moments. Make magic happen because nobody is guaranteed tomorrow. Nobody is guaranteed today. So, fight for the ones you love.. .even if you don't have to, still fight.❤️ . . . . . #cherish#createmoments#momstatus#momlifestyle#momofboys💙 #momof2#boymom💙 #boymomlife#liveinthemoment#momadvice#lovedones#parenthood#parentingtips#motherhoodalive#motherhoodrocks#mommyandson#lovinglife❤️ #loveroflife#forevermybaby#toddlersofig#toddlerstruggles#mommystruggles#momstruggles#todolist#momstagram#instamom#instatoys#instatoddler