Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Party in Pictures

Recently we celebrated Kathryn's 2nd birthday. We had a great time with family and some friends. Here are some pictures from her special day celebration.

The ladybug cake I made for her 1st birthday.

This year we had an Olivia the pig party. I did my best to create an Olivia cake for her. It was a lot of fun and I was proud of my finished product. Next year we are going to try to break out of our red/black color scheme.

The guest of honor looking super cute in her pig tails. Thank you grandma for the cute outfit!

Not at all sure why everyone is singing to her.

Make a wish!

Gift from Nina. Thank you for the fun kitchen toys!

She loves her new "pack" as she calls it.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I'm two!

Two years ago today my sweet angel baby made her stubborn entrance into this world. I found my self being whisked off to an emergency c-section under general anesthesia. I can remember the exact moment my doctor burst through the door came to my bedside put his hand on my leg and said " We need to get her out, it's going to be okay." I was looking at him so intently I can tell you every speckle of color in his eyes. I woke up an hour after she had made her appearance to hear her healthy screams. My voice instantly calmed her and although I was able to feel her I could not see her. Through the dense fog of anesthesia I could not muster the strength to open my eyes. Almost at the very same time I could feel my husband holding my hand and saying " she's here and she's perfect and beautiful." When I was able to open my eyes and see you for the first time it felt like seeing a vision of heaven on earth. Because of the circumstances surrounding her delivery daddy did not get to experience her birth either. He had just donned his scrubs for surgery when the nurse entered the room and told him that she had already been delivered. They had to get her out. He was just relieved that she was okay and I was doing well and also probably a little relieved that he didn't have to witness me being filleted open.

We brought her home and instantly our whole world became more beautiful. She was such an easy going baby. I always said when asked if having a second child was harder to adjust to than life with one...NO! Having the first child rocked my world for a while and when she came home she just fit into place and made life sweeter. The Lord knew I needed her and I'm so glad he created such a sweet soul. Today at two she is spunky, fearless, determined and spirited and she keeps me on my toes. She can hold her own against her brother who is two years older and even win a few battles. She certainly requires more correction than Michael ever needed at this age but that is her temperament. I pray the Lord continues to teach me in mothering you. That He will mature you into a woman of character who loves the Lord and lives for Him. That you will fulfill your purpose and vocation with glory and honor and by the grace of God be blessed with abundant happiness. I love that I get to be your mother and look forward to watching you grow.

Kathryn at 1 year

Kathryn at 2 years