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 the sweetest girl you'll ever met.
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! ;)