Thursday, March 12, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Bree!

My beautiful baby is 1! What a first year she's had! This little girl is remarkable. She has a onesie that says "Perfect in every way" and that totally describes my Bree. What a perfect little girl to go through all that she's had to just to stay healthy. She's happy no matter what! Happy Birthday, we love you sweet girl!!Some of my favorite things about her at this age are:
*She says uh-oh for everything
*She will sit and play with toys so easily (her current favorites are any bouncy ball and her Fisher Price purse!)
*She is so content with everything...hence her nickname Easy Breezy
*She loves her Daddy & brothers
*She is shy and will nuzzle into me when people look or talk to her
*When I pick her up if she's been crying, she settles down immediately. It's sweet to know that I can solve just about anything by cuddling with her
*She's feisty yet sweet. She is a fighter, and she's proved she doesnt back down!
*She really is happy all the time, even when sick or tired, she's still smiling!
*She's starting to crawl all over the house. The girl is on the move now!

We celebrated her birthday last Saturday with lots of family & friends! It was a beautiful, yet very windy day, but great nonetheless! I took her tube out so she could enjoy her party tube-free (plus, she's so much cuter without the tube!) As a tradition we want to start, my SIL Krista had the idea to get balloons for all the kids and have them release them into the air while making a wish for Bree. We all know what our wish for her is.. to be CANCER FREE soon! Thanks for the cute idea Krista!


It was fun to see all our wishes fly straight up to Heaven!

She had fun being outside and seeing all her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. She didnt really care about her cake, but we made sure she got a big bite of frosting!Happy 1st Birthday Breezy!

Today (Friday) I took Bree to the doctor's office to check her counts and get admitted to the hospital for chemo. But, they decided to postpone it until Tuesday because she's been sick. Her nose is so runny and she's had a low grade fever. The good news is her ANC is at 4000. However, her hemoglobin is low so she might require a blood transfusion upon checking into the hospital. But, she does get a few days off to get rested and then we'll be able to do round 7 of chemo next week. After this next round, only 1 more! The end is in sight!

Lastly, my sweet friend Summer designed this beautiful card for Bree's one year announcement. Gorgeous right? She is amazingly talented! A few weeks ago Bree pulled her tube out in the morning, (which she does almost every couple of days) so I got really ambitious and tried to do a photoshoot with her, complete with tutu and her beautiful necklace. :) I had no idea what I was doing with my new camera, but it was really fun and the pictures turned out cute. Enjoy!



21 comments:

Steph said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl! We had Brielle's birthday party at a park last Saturday afternoon too! Bree looks so cute. I'm so glad she has such an easy-going personality to help her handle everything. She is such a loved baby, and you are such a loved family! We pray for her daily, and look forward to hearing the news that she is cancer-free. We are going out of town for Spring Break, so I won't be around for this round of chemo, but I would love to bring you dinner for the last round. I'll call you!

Jessica said...

Happy birthday!

Those pictures are great.

Rachel said...

Happy bday Bree! She is a fighter and a cute one at that! Love the balloon release, we do that in our family too.

Kathleen said...

Happy 1st of many, many birthdays to come, Bree!! Seeing pictures of your balloon release brought tears to my eyes. You are so loved by thousands already. We are praying that your nose stops running and that your fever goes away and that if you need a transfusion next week that it will go just fine, and especially that this, the 7th round will be the easiest one yet. We love you!!!

The Johnson Family said...

Happy Birthday Breezy!!! First birthdays are so fun...I love the balloon idea, might have to steal it from you. Good luck next week...I would love to have the boys over.

ZippityDoDaw said...

Happy Birthday Bree!! She is so beautiful. The balloons were amazing. We will keep praying for Bree! Hope she rests and enjoys time with family before going back on Monday.

LanaBanana said...

Looks like a fun birthday party! I love the balloon idea. And Summer did such a cute job on the 1 year card--so sweet. I love the "easy, breezy, beautiful" part. You guys are too clever. :)

agravette said...

I'm so glad you guys all had a wonderful 1st Birthday celebration! Your doll is just amazing and so beautiful. Here's sending lots of prayers and wishes that she will be totally healed very soon!

Mitch said...

Happy 1st Birthday Bree! Beautiful pics. I love the fact that she says uh-oh to everything... you can tell she has two older brothers!

Kelly said...

Happy 1st Bday! (I had no idea, I feel so lame) I hope you guys had a great party, it looks like you did! We hope you are having a good weekend, and we are thinking about ya!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Bree! I am so happy you had a beautiful and fun birthday party. Next year, you will have another party, and no doctor visits shortly after..

The Driggs said...

Happy Birthday Bree! What a fun celebration. We are sorry we couldn't come. Originally it was because of my mom's celebration. But even after we changed the time around, a couple of our kids had runny noses and I just didn't want to chance anything. It looks like you had a great time. I love the balloon idea. You look so beautiful in that first picture. Good luck with the chemo this next week. Extra prayers are coming your way! Love ya, Summer

JakenDebbie said...

Happy Birthday, Bree! Such a sweetheart. And Kari, you look awesome, as always. How do you do it? Love you!

Candice said...

Happy Birthday Bree! We pray for many more birthdays to come! Kari, what a challenge you and Justin have gone through! You guys are amazing. Stephen always asks me for updates on your family, he knows I read your blog. We are praying for your family.

The Scotts said...

Such cute photos!! Happy Birthday!

Kelli said...

She is so PRECIOUS! I loved all the pictures. Happy Birthday Bree! You are truly loved by so many people. Good luck with round #7. You are always in our prayers!!!

Sommer said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl. It was great to run into you at the mall. It's been along time.

Alisa Larson said...

It was so great to be a part of her special day. We look forward to many more!!

Mia said...

Happy birthday Bree!!!!! She looks so sassy in that first picture! LOVE IT!!! And the birthday card is so cute! I love the tutu!

Alisa Larson said...

I didn't realize you took those pictures. They look great!! Just another of your many talents I guess! Love ya!

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday Bree! Even though you don't know me, Bree is constantly in my prayers.