Wednesday, May 2, 2012

thirty five years

It's an annual event that started last year - Lilah takes my picture on my birthday!

Today, when I picked her up after work, she said to me:
"Mama, you're going to get a present when Baba comes home from work."
And then with big eyes she quiely said - "Shhh... it's a surprise!"

35 years


  1. Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest ladies I know. I feel so lucky to have connected with you!


    PS. Can't wait to hear what the surprise is!

  2. Happy Birthday! Lilah is a great photographer! :-D

  3. I love this shot of the lovely birthday Girl! And I'm dying to know about this "surprise".

    Gin =)

  4. Happy Birthday Jill. What a beautiful portrait. She captured a sense of quiet joy on your face. Love it!! And the surprise?

  5. Happy Birthday Jill. And Lilah took a beautiful photo! I want to know the surprise too... at least she didn't tell you what it was!

  6. Happy Birthday Jill!

  7. Happy Birthday! I love this tradition of Lilah taking your picture and hope it was accompanied by something decadent like...breakfast in bed, or roses at dinner! I hope your surprise was wonderful!

  8. Happy Birthday Jill....such a beautiful picture of you:) Hope you had a wonderful day!

  9. Happy Belated Birthday, my friend.

    Hope you got spoiled rotten. Just think last birthday, as a family of 3, I for one cant wait to see Phebe home soon :)

  10. In answer to all your questions: The surprise that Lilah was keeping quiet was something she and Baba had chatted about that morning, however she didn't realize that the surprise had already taken place and was no longer a surprise!! After Baba dropped Lilah off at school he called me at work and had me come downstairs to pick it up - since he can't access the building I work in - it was a Starbucks latte and a dozen (chocolate chip & walnut - yum!) cookies, to share with my co-workers.

    He knows exactly what I enjoy most in life... :)