Friday, January 15, 2010

Kelsie's big day

6 years ago we were admiring this new little girl that had joined our family. Her labor was just as bad as Mason's. I remember very clearly grabbing Doug's shirt, pulling him in close and yelling at him "I AM GOING TO DIE!!!" It was bad. She was born within 5 minutes of that. Our lives have been greatly enhanced by this little girl. She is a complete joy!

She has waited and waited for this day. It started with a spider web hair style.

She got to celebrate with one of her favorite friends in school, River. They share the same birthday.

She wanted a star cake with gumballs. I made the cake and icing and she and Kassidy decorated it. It ended up being "How many gumballs can I stick on my cake?"
She got clothes, a lite bright and a new blanket. She has a blanket that has been well loved. Her Grandma took Kassidy to the fabric store when I was in the hospital having her. They picked out fabric. Instead of being tied Grandma put bows all over it. Kelsie calls them "loops". She carrys it by the loops. When she sleeps she puts her fingers through the loops. I have repaired it many times. Some of the bows are gone now. It is dingy and needs a bath but I am afraid it would not make it through. I asked her what she would want in a new blanket...loops was her only request and butterflies. (the dark pink has white butterflies) I hope she will love it and know that I love her.


  1. You've had a birthday, shout, "Hooray!" We want to sing to you today! One year older and wiser, too. Happy Birthday to you!

    We love you Kelsie and we're glad you're a part of our family. Please forgive us for not calling, and just imagine us singing the song above.

    Great job on the blanket, Mindy. It's beautiful! Can't wait to see it in person!

  2. Where have I been? I can't believe I haven't commented on this beautiful "loop" blanket. You are the woman! I too am grateful labor is in the past (although my I can't really complain about the c-section - I was blissfully asleep!) I look forward to many more years of pain free fun!