Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Sweet Pea!

Honestly, I'm at a loss for words.
 It seems like a cliche to call her a "miracle child," even though that's exactly what she is. And, actually, it feels wrong to even bring that up on her birthday, even though every year it's impossible not to think, "take that, medical community!" 

But she's so much more than  a child who overcame (and is overcoming) major medical obstacles. 

She's Alice!
She's the sweetest girl you'll ever met.
She's joy
She's curiosity
She's perseverance
She's discovery
She's love

She's happiness

We celebrated her birthday yesterday so we could concentrate on Halloween today. I'd say she had a pretty good day. Spent the morning at the park (where she preferred to play with leaves over playground equipment).

Then we went to the toy store where she got to pick out a few things with her birthday money!

Big sis had some fun too

Then dinner at Alice's favorite restaurant (she loves Thai!)

Then home for presents and cake

And we all had fun with her new toys!

Happy Birthday my sweet, sweet girl. 

Oh, and happy Halloween! Costume pictures tomorrow! ;) 


  1. Happy Birthday Lady Alice. She is such a powerful reminder about hope, love, and so much more. And so are you two. Much love!

  2. you have the best kids ever. i am going to miss them SO much. happy (belated) birthday, beautiful Alice!