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Happy 2^5th Birthday Mama!

maryanne at mama smiles

Happy birthday, MaryAnne! Here’s a list of things that the kids and I really love about you.

  • How you are a sweet wife and mom. (Mike)
  • Baby Anna (Lily)
  • Her birthday (Johnny)
  • Getting us a coconut (Emma)
  • Hugs and kisses (Mike)
  • Makes us food (Emma)
  • Gets us ColorWonder stuff out (Emma)
  • How you laugh (Mike)
  • Making coloring pages (Lily)
  • Getting prizes for me (Johnny)
  • How you cuddle kids (Emma)
  • How you play and do crafts with kids (Mike)
  • She goes to the store with us (Emma)
  • Going on the swing set with us (Lily)
  • Make new recipes together (Emma)

maryanne at mama smiles, 3 years old

MaryAnne at Lily’s age painting sugar cookies

We’re so blessed to have you! We love you!

Mike, Emma, Johnny, and Lily

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

25 thoughts on “Happy 2^5th Birthday Mama!”

  1. Elisa | blissfulE

    I love how this post is a gift in itself! You’re beautiful through-and-through, MaryAnne. Happy Birthday!!!

    1. Thank you! Mike picked that photo out without knowing it’s a long-time favorite of mine – fun memories!

  2. Happy Birthday! Some of my favorite things about you are:
    -you are very patient
    -you model gentle, joyful parenting
    -you try to be open-minded and non-judgmental
    -you make an effort to stay in touch
    -you give great baby-gear recommendations

    Love you!

    1. Thanks! I knew they were doing something, and this was fun to wake up to. The kids even made me birthday presents, and Mike made French toast!

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