Sunday, July 17, 2011

Living Life....... The Celebration!

WARNING..... Picture overload!

Every life deserves to be celebrated. Every one of my children are a miracle. Every birthday is breath taking.

Today it was Makenzie's turn to be celebrated. A time to celebrate her birth. A time to celebrate her near death and gallant fight for life. A time to celebrate the many ways she has defied the odds and proved so many doctors wrong. A time to celebrate and a time to watch Makenzie not only live.... but live well!!!

I am so grateful for each and every day of the last six years I have been Makenzie's mommy!

We had many friends and family come to our home this afternoon to celebrate Makenzie.

Preparation included a late night family cake making and decorating adventure. The boys helped make frosting and also help carefully assemble and decorate the cake. They also decorated a cake just for Makenzie to eat play in. We had a great time in the kitchen and I think when all was said and down we had used about 12 sticks of butter and almost 5 cups of sugar. Cake is true health food!

Makenzie LOVED all of the balloons. She followed them all over the place. She laughed and giggled when they hit her in the face. I think if she could tell ya she we say that the balloons were her favorite part of her celebration!

We ate and laughed. We celebrated Makenzie.

Then it was time for cake!!!!

Only a few people knew what was in store when we cut  into our amazing cake. As the first piece came out there were many hoots and hollers when everyone saw this.......

What a fun cake to make and oh so fitting for Makenzie!

Of course Makenzie had to have some cake and get a little messy!

Cleaning that up was a ton of fun but oh so worth it! Watching Makenzie enjoy using her arms to get messy never ever gets old!

After we got all of the cake and frosting off of Makenzie, the tray, the chair, and the floor, she was ready to open her presents! I read her every card. Makenzie enjoyed feeling them and looking at the bright pictures.

Thank you to each and every one of you  who shared in this day with Makenzie and our family!!! It means more to us then words could ever express!!!!

Believe... Prayer Works!


The Henrys said...

What beautiful pictures! It looks like you all had an amazing day celebrating your miracle! Happy birthday to Makenzie!!

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