Monday, July 16, 2012

Birthday Love

Makenzie turned 7 last week. I am so thankful and honored to have her as my little girl!


We celebrated once with my family and once on her birthday with friends. 

It was nothing overly grand but it was so very special!


We hung out on the deck and talked. We caught up with our very special OT who we miss dearly! We laughed and just enjoyed a beautiful evening together.

We opened a couple of gifts and all giggled when inside of one of Makenzie's gifts we found a pack of Pop Rocks.  Makenzie and Stephanie tried some together and we all howled with laughter at their faces when the candy started to pop in their mouths. I wish I had taken a picture of their reactions but I didn't so you will just have to imagine!

Makenzie also got Pixy Sticks that she so kindly shared with Morgan and her brothers! 

We sang Happy Birthday and helped Makenzie blow out her growing number of candles and then we cut the cake.

For the first time since Makenzie's first birthday she ate cake again!!! I have given Makenzie cake before watered down into a mush with milk but this time one small bite after another went into her mouth straight from the plate..... frosting and all!!!!!


and of course when you have so many therapists who love you there is always a new feeding technique to try even if it is your birthday.

And there may not be tummy time or grasp and release at your celebration but there is also always time for a little mouth stretch just for good measure!


Thank you for loving my girl!!! Thank you for celebrating her life with us not only on her birthday but everyday. She is my little miracle and I am so thankful for each and every year I get to celebrate that with her!

Believe.... Prayer Works!


Jess Page said...

Happy Birthday Mackenzie!

Timothy Courtemanche said...

I missed that it was her birthday! Wishing you a belated, happy birthday, Makenzie!
God is good!

Tee said...

Woahhhhhh! Seven years old Miss Makenzie, Blimey!

Happy Birthday Makenzie - I hope the Birthday Fairies visited!! Xx

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