Friday, October 14, 2011

July 21st, Thursday: Charlottes Birthday

Charlotte's 3rd birthday today...
This was a great day. Although it was a little cool and windy we were able to enjoy a picnic in our backyard.
We had a lot to celebrate that day. Going back to her last MRI, when we were told that her cancer had returned, we were also told that there was no real way of knowing how long she will have or how long she will be in good health. There are so many factors to consider and we just don't know very much about this type of tumour, she was in good health (otherwise) but we have been told it is very aggressive. We knew of one other little warrior who fought this same type of tumour and sadly from the time his family was given that same speech he only had a precious two months before he was called home. Two months took us right up to the weekend of Charlotte's birthday. Well here we are at her birthday and she was doing so well, all her doctors were very pleased with her health.

Needless to say I wanted to host a big party both to spoil this girl and to have everyone together to celebrate. The guest list was so long that we split it into two parties, a big people party and a little people party, with a day in between so I could regroup. So these pictures are all from party number one, with all her grandparents, aunties and uncles.
Both girls were very spoiled! Charlotte's favourite gift was the little honey packages (the kind from restaurants) that a couple of her aunties tucked into their presents.

Charlotte had her cake picked out months ago, she had a little kids cake book that she seriously carried everywhere for a few weeks. She and Yolanda picked out cakes for everyone in our family and anytime someone new walked through the door they would be shown which cake Charlotte, Yolanda, Mommy and Daddy were getting for their birthdays. So I was told that i was making a purple purse cake, although its not the prettiest cake ever it suited her just fine.
 Now we have a three year old! After a fun day, full of sugar and gifts and excitement, we put our little girl to bed... thanking God for her health and asking for his continued blessing on her life.

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