Monday, September 29, 2014

Cordelia, Age Five

We've had a fun several days celebrating Cordelia's 5th birthday.  I so love that girl! It seems those 5 years went by so quickly but on the other hand, it is hard to think of a time when we didn't even know her.

Tonight, I feel such gratitude. I was standing behind Cordelia and looking across at Maria as we sang Happy Birthday. Suddenly, I was reminded of how I stood by Cordelia in the hospital right after she was born and I looked across her to Maria.  I remember being very aware that Maria was bleeding. She was bleeding much more than what is normal. I so clearly remember looking at that new baby girl and realizing she might be raised without her mother. It was an awful moment. Still, I think it is important to remember it as it just makes me so, so grateful for how that story went.  The doctor saved Maria's life. Her wonderful body was designed to rebuild the lost blood. She recovered and she has been an absolute wonderful mother to her beautiful girls.

OK, enough of that.

Now, enjoy photos from Cordelia's birthday party.

 Cordy invited her preschool teachers, who were so gracious to attend.
Kylie and Gwen were her teachers from previous years.

Amanda is her current teacher.
Cordelia really, really loves her teachers!

The cupcake pinata was a hit.

 One of Cordelia's guests was a little boy who lives across the street.
He and Cordelia were born on the same day,
in the same hospital,
delivered by the same doctor.
Isn't it strange/cool that they ended up living
across the street from each other?

Maria and Eric did such a nice job with this party.
They didn't spend a stupid amount of money.
They got out all their fun stuff, spread
it around the backyard and let the kids
just be kids.

It was great!
As the party progressed, the
play got a bit more wild and crazy.
The kids had so much fun!

The kids loved all piling into the tent and rolling!

I didn't even ask...

One guest was very young but
Cordelia enjoyed her as well.

Happy Birthday, beautiful granddaughter!

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