Thursday, August 19, 2010


Our baby turned one on August 19th 2010.

Dressed and ready for her party.

How could this be? One already? My mom graciously agreed to make cupcakes for the party...she's amazing. I made the toppers.
There was a pretty big threat of rain that day and it did rain earlier in the day. We prayed and God blessed us with an evening that turned our perfectly beautiful for our outdoor birthday party.
Entertainment for the kiddos.Sunday School friends...Kylie and KaiyaLuca getting some love from Aunt Sarah.Caedmon being silly with cousin Jake.


You have brightened our lives in so many ways over the past year, Luca Bella. One year ago your birth marked a transition for our family from sadness to joy. With two failed adoptions within four months time, we were feeling discouragement and despair. Sharing with Grandpa B.Then God gave us you. We rejoiced and thanked Him for this amazing priceless gift. Each day with you has been a gift...caring for you a privilege...watching you grow, a joy. Each milestone of your first year we joyfully celebrated along the way. Your brother and sister were your biggest cheerleaders. They took front row seats when you took your first bite of carrots, and sat up on your own. Daddy helped you learn to crawl and walk and mommy ran for the camera each time you did something new.
It feels as if you have always been here. God knew what He was doing and had a plan for you to be apart of our family long before you were born. We know that now for sure. And this shot will have to do for my five month belly shot. I thought it was a good enough side view. :)More entertainment for the kiddos. The bubble wall maker turned into a bubble bath for cousin Lincoln. :) And others joined in excitedly until soap got in their eyes. Uh-Oh.A gift from Grandma & Grandpa B.
Cousin Emmi giving you a tractor ride.More birthday lovin' from Grandma B.Happy 1st Birthday sweet Luca Bella! We love you forever.


heather said...

Awww...Sherri. You have such a gift of decorating and making things special. I love your cake toppers and cute decor hanging from the balloons. What a pretty baby you have. What a fast year it has been watching Luca Bella grow. :) Love your belly. You are beautiful pregnant!!

Grandma Ruby said...
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Grandma Ruby said...

What a lovely party you had for Luca! It was so much fun and definitely family-friendly! So many good memories. Little Luca, you are definitely a sweet part of our family and we can't imagine life without you, dear girlie! (Sorry about deleted post--saw a misspelling too late.)

Nicole said...

and what an adorable baby bump you have :) Thank you so much for making us part of Luca's special day!! She is so precious!!