Monday, August 10, 2009

Birthdays and Blessings

You hear people say "time flies" all the time. Well, I never use to believe this. Time never flew when I was sitting in sixth period in high school, waiting for the bell to ring so I could go home or it seem to always move at a snails pace when I was excited about going on a planned vacation. My perception of this saying changed dramatically on August 3, 2007 at 5:03 a.m. I feel like that day was yesterday. I feel like we were just teaching her how to say "dada" or getting excited because she took a few steps. It certainly doesn't seem like it has been two years and that we now are celebrating another birthday. Time has flown.

We began Addyson's birthday celebrating with a small family party at her Uncle Matt and Aunt Coco's house. Opa (Chris's dad) was going to be out of town for the big party so we decided to have a small celebration a little early.

Of course their was cake....

And presents.....

Some of her favorites were.....

Cool New Socks!

Goggles...that Daddy probably shouldn't have tried on!

And her most favorite was a new trampoline! Opa was so excited about giving her the trampoline that he gave it to her first. We barely got her to come inside for more gifts and cake!

The weekend of celebrating ended on Sunday when Addyson recieved her birthday blessing from Father Bill.

We love St. Elizabeth's children's service on Sunday mornings. They dedicate an entire 45 minute service to the children. They let them ask questions and come to the front. They want children to feel comfortable at church so they will want to come back every week. Addyson loves it! Especially "the bread."

Also, the flowers on the alter were dedicated to Addyson for her birthday.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday Addyson!! She is beautiful, precious, and smart. April, you and Chris are wonderful parents and Addyson is so blessed! I love you all very much! We had a fantastic time at the party!