"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Emery's 1st Birthday Party

Shocker that we couldn't get the other 3 to join us for a pic...but this sure is sweet!!!

My mom took these pics with her camera and I love this one where you can see the amazement in her eyes as we sing "Happy Birthday" and she stares at the candle! Whoops...the wind blew the candle out!She loved the cupcake! It was so cute because she wanted me to feed it to her so that her hands didn't get messy.She kept burying her face in it. It was hilarious.
The kids love the pool. Emery lays back and just floats.

Look at her new bathing suit that Noonie and Papa got her for her birthday! Yummy!

Emery is the sweetest, happiest, easiest baby we have ever had! She is a hoot and is babbling non-stop with facial expressions and tone changes and all. It's a riot because she really is saying something to us...we just have no clue. And she could care less that we have no clue, she's just as happy as could be to chat it up with us. She loves most any food we put in front of her, except oatmeal. She is a pincher, so you've gotta watch out or she'll get a hold of the fat under your arm and just pinch ya HARD. She smiles non-stop, she's a great sleeper, can occassionally fake a tantrum by throwing herself on the floor and shaking her whole body. But she only does that when one of the bigs takes her toy. She is more than our dream...she's a miracle for so many.

We got to see her birthfather on her birthday and it was bliss. We met her paternal grandmother for the first time. I got some incredible pics...they make me teary everytime I see them. Her birthdad was so proud to show her off. I was on cloud 9. We gave him the dog tag necklace for Father's Day that said "Forever in My Heart" and another small tag with "Faith". He was so touched. I pray we can always stay close with him...he is amazing and has such a deep love for this pumpkin. How blessed we all are to have him in our family forever.

Emery Faith...just like with your big brothers and sister...I can't stop praising God for choosing us to be your parents. I pray that you always feel loved by all 4 of your parents and the enormous family you have. You are a miracle and we are reminded of that everytime we see that great big grin and are covered in your slobbery kisses. It's unreal to think that God loves us this much to give you to us. We don't deserve you and we'll spend our lives thanking Him for such a blessing as you. Happy birthday BabyCakes!


Lori Wohl said...

I can't believe she is one! All the pictures are great and I love that you got to see her birth family on her birhtday. God is good!

Chassidy said...

Love this post!!! So glad her birthday was so special! Your family is incredible!

Kierstin said...

LOVE HER!!!! I just love your blog-- I want to be like you!! You inspire me!! Many blessings!!!