Birthday Girl

And just like that, she is one.

And yes, her wild hair matches her personality.

I created a video of Lila’s first year to surprise my family tonight. I wasn’t going to share it here but decided to since many of you have been so encouraging over the last year. (More on that another day.) But I warn you – it is long so I don’t blame you if you don’t watch it. lol.

Good night!

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  1. patricia perez

    What a video to share! Thank you for this such an incredible journey! lovely ♥ happy birthday lil lila and all the family.

  2. Lisa H

    Sooo cute and what a smart little girl she is! You can tell her family spends lots of quality time with her!!! Adorable!

  3. Kris in Alaska

    Oh Jennifer! She is such a DOLL! She looks just like YOU!! Happy Birthday sweet Lila Grace!
    (I’m rather partial to the middle name of Grace since it’s my youngest daughter’s middle name too, Hannah Grace.)

  4. Holly Saveur

    HAPPY BIRTDAY Lila!!
    Such a sweet and precious and smart girl you are!!
    Loved your video Jennifer it is very touching!

  5. Such a precious video. It brought back many memories of our daughter when we brought her home from the hospital. You are going to treasure this so much as time goes by. Lila will also love looking at this all the years to come. I loved every minute of it. Very sweet and tender..
    You go Lila…

    take care and GB
    pat

  6. Karen

    So precious and so cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing! Our youngest is 24years old, so it has been a while since these stages… ….and no, the video wasn’t too long at long at all! You’ve just made a gem of memories for Lila. Enjoy her and enjoy each other. Blessings. Karen xx

  7. Tanja S.

    Thanks for sharing this, it was so special, I loved it when Lila kisses her Dad then Colin. The music is really nice too.

  8. Gabby

    Happy Birthday, Lovely Lila! How lucky she is to be in such a loving family. It is projected throughout this awesome video and it radiates in her smile and eyes. It was a pleasure to view–to the end–the purity and love brought tears to my eyes. Blessings to your family. :)

  9. Isla

    Your baby is just the sweetest little girl. She is growing up in such a loving family, it was just heartwarming to watch!

  10. Jan in Tucson

    How in the world could anyone STOP watching this video??? You are one BLESSED woman to have such a beautiful family and your little Lila is as precious as her big brother!!!! Thank you for sharing this “smile-from-ear-to-ear” video with us all. Rubber Hugs!

  11. Lila is so beautiful, and what a great video. Thanks for sharing, as it is so nice to see her grow up so big in one year. I love how you caputred her fun spirit and from the beginning of wobbly learning steps, to full out running! So fun. She looks so much like her big brother!

  12. Michele Clay

    Awesome video, Jennifer. What a beautiful gift from God! I loved your background music, too! Just adore that big brother, too!

  13. These memories fade without you even realizing. what a beautiful way to remember. you have a lovely family. Happy Birthday to a sweet little baby!!

  14. Jennifer – watched every second of it – what amazing memories you captured during her first year. Truly stunning. Happy First Birthday to Lila. My eldest will be 11 next week and I don’t quite know where the years have gone!
    Hugs to you and your family. Enjoy the celebrations.

  15. Trish Reddick

    Happy Birthday sweet Lila! thank your Jennifer for sharing this precious snippet of your most bountiful, glorious life. I loved every minute of this story, from seeing her tiny hands peek out from the blanket at the beginning of the video to wonderful big brother telling her how much he loves her to her chewing her toes and then her sweet voice. I send you and your family my very best wishes for a blessed lifetime with this beautiful Lila!

  16. StephH

    Happy Birthday Lila! What a wonderful year of memories you captured here Jennifer! The love Lila has surrounding her is so evident, especially from her big brother! You have a beautiful family, am sure you know how blessed you truly are!

  17. Madeline Rains

    She is as cute as my 22 month old niece who’s name is Dalila. They truly look alike! This was so moving. I haven’t met my niece yet. She lives in Australia. But she and her family are moving here in August and this made me even more excited!

  18. Ann K

    OH SO SWEET – and I just love the music you had with the video. Enjoy . . . little ones are so precious and stay little such a short time. :)

  19. mamichelle

    She is precious! Great job with the video!

  20. howdyheidi

    She’s adorable. :)

  21. Robin Hill

    So sweet!

  22. What a delight! Thanks for sharing her with us!

  23. She is so beautiful! Such a doll! Happy Birthday, kiddo!

  24. Thank you so much for sharing this video with us. Absolutely precious! A very happy birthday to you Lila Grace!

  25. Cristina G

    Happy birthday Lila Grace and mama Jennifer!
    Your baby is so sweet, she has curious eyes and a naughty smile that can break everyone’s heart. You were blessed with a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing your video with us.

  26. cristalfab

    I think wild hair = wild child! My 2nd had hair exactly like that and she was definitely my wild one! What a cutie! Enjoy every minute because the minutes go by very quickly.

  27. debbie w

    Great video! I can’t stop smiling. She is adorable. Happy Birthday Lila.

  28. {vicki}

    Are you kidding me?
    Already one!
    happy birthday sweet little girl!

  29. Donna Q

    Thanks so much for sharing! I feel so happy after watching this. God is good. I have 4 nieces, 3 whom are now married and all 3 have little ones from 9 months to 9 years. I love to be with them!! Even if I’m just watching them from afar!!!
    Now you get to discover how the two’s are with Lila!! Thanks again for sharing.

  30. JOAN SMITH

    Awww what a precious little girl Happy Birthday Lila What an awesome video
    Lucky little girl to be a part of such a sweet and loving family and can tell she is loved so much. Lila’s big brother is one handsome and very little guy is so handsome and cute

  31. Thanks so much for sharing! What a lovely gift to give and such a wonderful tribute to your daughter! The music was perfect and it was just so much fun watching her grow and her personality coming out! There is so much joy and love! Happy birthday to Lila and may love and joy follow you and your family throughout the coming years!

  32. Happy 1st birthday, Lila! She is truly precious! Love the video, thanks for sharing it.

  33. Oh, Jennifer, she is so sweet and adorable. You are truly blessed.

  34. Katie B.

    Such a cute picture! Congratulations. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  35. And then you blink again and she’s turning 16. Does she always wake up smiling? What a precious little girl.

  36. Diane Fitzgeral

    Oh no it wasn’t too long enjoyed every moment !!How precious she is !Happy Birthday Lila! Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Diane F

  37. Pam

    That was.a solutely precious. Time goes so fast. You will always treasure this video!

  38. DeNel Brister

    Jennifer, that was the sweetest most beautiful video I have ever seen! I only wish I did something like that with my Son (who is going to be 27 this year)!! Your children are beautiful! Happy 1st Birthday Lila!

  39. How perfectly adorable is Miss Lily. And she does strongly resemble her big brother Colin, also – I think. Thanks for sharing the video too. How sweet and what a perfect gift for this lucky young lady when she gets older, and wants to revisit babyhood! Will be priceless to her.

  40. Sorry, didn’t mean to misspell her name..Lila!!! The video was most enjoyable…both your children are simply beautiful. TFS

  41. What an amazing compilation! She is so special. And I adore the music, too. Happy birthday, Lila!

  42. Cheri

    That was very special. What a beautiful family you have.

  43. cheiron

    Happy Birthday to your sweetie! She is adorable in every way!

  44. Renuka

    Happy Birthday Lila! She is so sweet and adorable.. loved the video!

  45. Emily

    I just wanted to thank you for sharing that. It was so sweet and precious. It made me think back to when my daughter was a baby. So beautiful.

  46. Emily

    Oh sorry forgot to add Happy Birthday Lila!!

  47. We thoroughly enjoyed Lila’s video. Thank you for sharing it!
    I can’t believe she’s a year old and started walking at 9 months? Amazing little girl!

  48. Mary

    Precious ! Thank you for reminding me to make a video of my one year old- my how time flies!

  49. Gorgeous photo of Lila and a beautiful video keepsake!

  50. Lynnette

    I took the time to watch your video. I just loved watching you with your family. God’s blessing to your sweet little one,Lila, and your whole family.

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