Friday, August 21, 2009

1ST BIRTHDAY CAKE

We had a great day today! We did not do a whole lot but we did spend time together.. just the 5 of us embracing this special day!! Bentley's birthday party is this weekend, she will be having 2 small parties this weekend. Ryan and I knew we just had to get her 1st cake today on her birthday and she loved it. She played with it for a while before actually eatting some of it. But once she took the first bite she didn't stop for a while. I will post more on her parties on Monday with a few pictures. But I just wanted to share a few before I went to bed. First, I need t thank you all again for the prayers you have sent our way. We also found out about Bentley's heart 1 year ago.. ever since then we have been full of emotions and fear of the unknown. When I started my blog about Bentley's heart to keep family and friends updated, I never expected the overflow of support from complete strangers. Ryan and I were blown away, but I can honestly say that your support and prayers have picked me up many times when we felt like I couldn't go any longer. And the prayers.. well you are looking at a result of those. Bentley is doing amazing. Although her/our heart journey is far from over we could not be happier with how her surgery has turned out. Bentley has taught us so many things, but one is to really enjoy and cherish each minute with our loved ones, and we have did just that today and every day. We love this little girl so much and we are so blessed to have her in our lives... along with Bryson and Brenna. I know the pictures are showing backwards (oldest to youngest) The last picture was take 1 year ago on Bentley's real birthday!!!














29 comments:

  1. Adorable cake photos! I'm glad that you all had a nice day together. Have fun at the parties this weekend!

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  2. Absoulutely Precious! Looks like she had such a good time with her cake and I can't wait to see the pictures from her parties.

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  3. Love the pictures! Happy Birthday Bentley!

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  4. Wow has she grown. What a beautiful little girl she is. I love the messy cake pictures. So cute.

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  5. How cute!! I loved seeing the pictures throughout the year! I loved how even though she had cake all over the place, her pretty bow stayed nice and clean(at least looked like it!) Have a great weekend with Bentley! Happy Birthday Bentley!!

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  6. Hi Crystal what a wonderful post. Happy Birthday again to Bentley. I hope you all have a wonderful birthday weekend.

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  7. Must have been some yummy cake! Bentley is absolutely beautiful :)

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  8. Oh the pictures are amazing. She's such a doll!! I'm glad to hear you all had a great day together. As always many prayers going your way for you continued journey.
    Christie

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  9. Happy birthday baby girl. You are such a blessing to many people.

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  10. So glad you guys had such a great day yesterday. It's just amazing to see all the pics from when she was born to now. I'm so glad that you started this blog and glad that I got to know you in this big blogging world! I am thankful too for my blogging friends. I don't know what I'd do without all of them!

    Hope you guys have a great time at Bentley's parties this weekend! :)

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  11. OMG, I could just eat her up! She is so stinking precious!! I am so glad you guys had such a wonderful day of celebrating sweet Bentley! HUGS!

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  12. Awwwww!!!!! I love the newborn baby pictures! What a precious little thing! I am so glad she loved her cake :) I bet it took awhile to clean her up. Ha! She definitely is a sweet miracle and I'm so glad to be able to see her grow up. I hope she has a really fun time at her party this weekend!

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  13. Bentley has had quite a journey,...and so have you. I am so thankful that she is doing so well.

    I love the pictures of her eating her cake! She looks like she was loving it. I agree with Kristin, she probably had to have a bath after it. (smile)

    You are very special to all of us blog friends. We feel like family in a way huh?

    I keep the prayers going up for Miss Bentley.

    Love,
    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

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  14. What a little miracle!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I love the cake pictures, they're fabulous! I never saw Bentley's baby-baby pictures, they are so precious.

    Can't wait to see the party photos!

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  15. Such a cutie! Her scar looks great! Wow, has that healed up awesome. I know it's just a small thing compared to everything else healing up good but you can barely even see it. Mine is just awful! Is it right to be jealous of a 1 year old?? LOL

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  16. The Christmas photo cracks me up. Makes me teary eyed looking back over pictures. What a blessing to share such a day. Im happy for your entire family.

    God is SO good ALL the time.

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  17. Oh yes she dug right in. allie was the same way :)

    I love those pictures...especially the ones of her smaller!!!! Such a precious little girl! Thanks for letting me follow along on her journey!!!!!

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  18. Gosh I hate that they grow up so fast!! I Can't believe its been a whole year! I still remember looking at the ultrasound pic you had up on your myspace of her where it looked like she was boxing!!! She showed us she was a fighter!! She is so adorable and what a blessing!!!

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  19. Wow... she did great with her cake! My daughter turned a year on the 7th and was not into the cake that much! I love the pictures. Bentley looks wonderful!

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  20. I have been on vacation but happy belated birthday sweet Bentley!!! What a beautiful little girl living such a miraculous life! Bentley and your whole family is so inspirational ! Thank you for blogging and sharing your journey!

    PS LOVE the cake pictures!!! She's a cutie patootie

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  21. love the cake photos! the xmas pic is adorable too. cant wait for chloe's 1st bday in November!

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  22. She had a blast with that Bday cake!! Too funny.

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  23. Love the cake photos and how fun of you to let her play with it for a while before eating it. Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures. I am visiting from TheBlogFrog and just wanted to say welcome. If you ever have any questions, just let us know. So nice to have discovered your blog!

    Holly at TheBlogFrog

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  24. Great cake pictures... Bentley is precious! What an amazing she year she (you) have had!

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  25. Bentley is such a beautiful little girl;)

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  26. Hi Crystal,
    I just found your blog tonight; well this morning as it's 3:44 AM right now and I have a problem being a 'night owl'...

    Your children are so precious. I like how clean looking your blog site is too. I'm going to read about Bentley's Story today when my kids aren't distracting; they seem to be having a rough night too. Anywho, just wanted to stop by and say 'hello' and nice to meet you. If that's okay I'll grab your button and follow you as well. I love meeting new brothers and sisters in the Lord.
    ~Sarah Cecilia

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