Monday, October 12, 2009

I Love You Gramps

Cicily and her Great Grandpa Vern Watkins. Cicily was sitting with Gramps at her birthday party and her nurse Kelly snapped this priceless picture of Cis signing "I love you" to Gramps. Cicily has always been very fond of her Gramps. He always delights Cicily with his realistic bird calls. She smiles huge, makes her delighted sigh, and signs "bird". I don't think I've ever seen Cis sign I love you quite that well either. A truly dear picture to capture a dear relationship.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Three Years!!!

Cicily giving kisses to her new baby. Maya gave her the doll and it is her favorite!!

Opening presents, while getting a breathing treatment and a g-tube feeding - all in a morning's routine - even on her birthday.
Cis' new HUGE horsey Grandma and Grandpa gave her.
Maya and A.J.'s hiding spot from which to jump up and yell, "Surprise Cicily, Happy Birthday!!"
Birthday party- opening presents from cousins.
Dad helping Cicily get some of the booty from the pinata, before it's all spoken for.

Cicily turned 3 years old last week! What an adventurous 3 years it has been! Cicily's packed so much into her 3 little years - too much in some ways and not nearly enough in other ways. I'm not sure how many times I've rejoiced that she was able to be here to celebrate her birthday with us. The night before her birthday as I sang to her before bed, I was crying thankful tears that we get to see her smile on her 3rd birthday.

The morning of Cicily's birthday, she opened presents. She got lots of birthday wishes on her special day. The next day we had a surprise birthday party for her. All her grandparents, and most of her cousins, aunts, and uncles celebrated with us!