Sunday, August 16, 2009

My birthday last year.

My birthday this year. Funny how things change in just a year.

Last year I blew out the candles and wished and hoped and prayed that my baby girl would be okay. I wished and hoped and prayed that she would stay put and continue to grow and develop. I wished and hoped and prayed that she would be sitting right next to me this year. And she was. What a feeling!

Tonight we decided to do a test run with Morgan Kate and birthday cake. After all, she has a really big birthday coming up and she's going to have lots of birthday cake. She's never had cake before or really anything that sweet so we weren't sure what to expect.

At first she just looked at it.

Then she began to poke it. She was still not sure what it was or what to do with it. I helped her out by putting a little on my finger and feeding it to her. Apparently that's all it took.

Within seconds she was feeding it to herself.

She was one happy camper when it was all over.

Afterward, Miss Morgan Kate was in desperate need of a bath and Kaky graciously obliged. Not only did Kaky give her a bath, but then put her in this adorable little bathrobe. Too cute!

Of course Travis and I had to get some pictures with the beauty in the bathrobe.

And before everyone left they too had to get some lovin'.

It was a great birthday and the cherry on the sundae was having my baby girl with me. I feel like the luckiest person in the world. This past year has definitely had its ups and downs, but I can honestly say that God has truly blessed my life and held Travis and I and Morgan Kate in the palm of his hand through all of this.

What a difference a year makes.


Kelly Lee said...

Looks like Miss Morgan Kate is ready for her birthday cake:) Can you believe it's already been a year? I remember your 28th birthday weekend like it was yesterday. You look so pretty! Glad you had a wonderful birthday weekend and day and hope it continues into the week. See you soon. Love you bunches!

Lorena Carrillo de Bianchi said...

Glad you had a wonderfull birthday next to your family!! Happy Birthday Heather, wish you the best!

Heather said...

Oh my, I can't wait to see the real live cake smash for her birthday.

Newman Family said...

Happy birthday! Morgan Kate looked like she loved the cake. I can't wait to see pictures from her birthday in a few weeks. Brandon loved his smash cake.

jan kessler said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful time.You look alot happier this year compared to last year. Morgan Kate is going to have a wonderful time with her cake. She looks like she had a wonderful time with Mommy's too. Hope to see you guys soon. Love you guys.

Aunt J

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Heather! I hope you had a great birthday! MK sure did like that cake, I just smiled at every picture. I always love reading your blog and seeing how much you love being a mom. As a mommy myself, I know the love you have for your child and how overwhelming that love can be, but with us about to have our second in two months, I have been terrified. When I read your blog, you some how ease my mind and make me think, everything will be ok! Hope you are all doing well and I really hope we get to see you all soon, take care!
Linday M

Kara Corbett said...

Happy Birthday Heather! Looks like Morgan Kate had fun as well!

Donna said...

I enjoyed reading all about Morgan Kate and her family. You are truly an inspiration to me.

Avery's Mommy said...

She's just adorable :)

Melissa and Sam said...

Yeah! I am finally caught up with the blog reading! 4 teeth!! Love the pic of this year's b-day with MK!!