Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Maddie's First Birthday


One year ago today, God gave us a very tiny and precious gift in the form of Madeline Jane.



Today we took a break from our regular studies to fully celebrate her LIFE...
The children had a blast decorating!!! 






Yep...even the tire swing.



My Aunt Connie Angle made this teddy bear cake for Maddie.  She has made everyone of our children this cake except for Sam.  His birthday is December 23rd.  I don't think he had his own 1st birthday cake. :( 


She wasn't sure what she was suppose to do at first.


This isn't the greatest picture, but I still love it.  He loves her too.  I didn't see how much he was right there watching her every move.   As I look through the photos tonight, I see him, looking at her with those big eyes and wide smile.  So proud of her.



Oh, I'm suppose to eat it!


Not too bad!


Some of us had to help show her. :)


She finally got it!  She didn't tear into it like some of mine have.  But she savored each bite.





This was her big helper tonight.


It was chilly tonight so hubby started a fire and made his delicious kettle popcorn.









May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.

Happy 1st Birthday Maddie! 
We love you!

9 comments:

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Maddie!
You are truly a blessing to your family.

Kim

Kamie said...

The Last 1 year birthday party and I had to miss it! I am so sad! Thanks for sharing the pics. Love you all so much!

Janelle said...

Happy Birthday Maddie! Hard to believe it's been a year already, we still have her birth announcement up, and I look at her beautiful face every day!

Olivia Coy said...

Can't believe she's a year already! She's such a sweet baby!

Jedidja said...

Ah, sweet child. Congatulations! I like the pictures she's eating the 'bear'. Lovely!

Sandy said...

Happy birthday to sweet little Maddie!!! What a blessed addition to your already blessed family!!!
Love you all!! :0)

bRiDgEt said...

Happy birthday mad! Love you baby girl:) your gorgeous just like your momma:)

Anonymous said...

Happy 1st birthday Maddie from Blake! :) Blake got a cupcake for his birthday....the party is going to have to be later. He loved the cupcake and had it smeared all over his face and through his hair! :) Would be fun to get the two together again!

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kelly said...

happy birthday, maddie!! looks like a fun time!! love your hair, jenn!! =)