However, as most of you recall it snowed the night before and delayed her birthday party from occurring on time. It didn't stop my friend Kristy Titcomb Miller from hopping on an airplane and flying down to surprise me for the party. So Saturday we celebrated in our living room and the party was moved to Sunday. Unfortunately, the change of schedule didn't fit into everyone's calendar and only a select few were able to attend. It was quite a disappointment not to have all of our friends and family join in the celebration of this past year but you can't change the weather. Due to Kyleigh's milk allergy she couldn't partake of the typical "smash" birthday cake and due to her cleft palate and feeding problems she couldn't really eat the cake either. However, I was able to purchase a vegan (dairy free) muffin at Earthfare and used Soy Whip topping as the "frosting". She loved the topping as she licked it off my finger. I learned from Saturday's celebration that she couldn't tolerate the muffin as she threw it back up. So on Sunday I didn't even chance it. Her birthday cake was a photo of her one year pic with the teddy bear. She was a genuinely happy baby on her birthday.
We thank all of our friends and family that have joined us in prayer over her life since even before her birth. We are so excited that we will spend this Christmas at home as one "whole" family considering last year she was in the NICU over Christmas. We ask that you continue to pray with us over her upcoming surgery to repair the cleft palate on January 28th.
Come back to view pics later as I am having difficulty with uploading pics right now--sorry.