"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Big Birthday Photos

Fruit Tray made by one of our Respite worker's husband. He's a Chef.  Isn't it cool?  The watermelon is crafted into a baby carriage, strawberry roses etc.... Thank-you!

I actually did manage to make the butterfly cake afterall! (thanks to a friend who watched Abigail for me Friday am) It's kind of a long story.....but in the end I was really glad that I had done it.  It felt like an accomplishment.  Way back in my pregnancy, I had planned to make a butterfly cake for her first bday - thinking that she wouldn't be here.  It feels like I did the mommy thing for her.  I know it doesn't mean much to her but I felt good about it. 
And someone else also make a really nice butterfly cake too, and there was a piggy cake, and 'rose' muffins and home-made chocolates and strawberries...!!!

I think that's me blowing out the candles for Rachel. 
AMAZING....thank-you to those who brought all this yumminess! You didn't just make cakes, you crafted them. Wow.  

Ethan and Abigail enjoying some cake and ice cream.
Behind them is a wall decorated for Rachel, with stickers and Rachel's name..
Our camera was locked up in Dave's office for awhile so I'm glad someone passed on these pictures for us. Thank-you:)

About to light the candles....
Someone told me today that when we sang the Happy Birthday song, the Sun came out and shone brightly and then after we were done, it went behind some clouds again.  I hadn't noticed that - but I loved hearing that this happened. 
Another cake given to us that didn't end up on the table...with little baskets of chocolates for the kids. 
We also got a yummy coconut cake that we are slowly devouring.
The party was a great ending to a not-so-great day.  Too bad Rachel missed the party. She wasn't feeling too good and spent most of it in the office area.  But we were so encouraged by your support! You are one very loved little girl Rachel.


Sandi said...

Wow! The cakes all look fabulous! Rachel sure has a lot of people who love her. So glad that you could celebrate her in this way.

Brenda Funk said...

Awesome pictures! Looks like we missed a great party. I was so impressed with your respite worker when I met her while out there -- her husband definitely did an amazing job on the fruit basket. The cakes are amazing -- looks like maybe the last one was made with Dave in mind -- loaded with chocolates! Love to you all!

Brenda Funk said...

Oh, and Kendra I forgot to mention that your cake looks fabulous. So glad you got to make it - it will be a warm memory for you.