Sunday, May 2, 2010

Despite my initial prognosis, ha! Today I am FOUR!!

My fourth birthday cake!
As you can see, the concept of solid food initially still repulses me ....




but I adapt more quickly now!



after a few minutes I could say
"what a fabulous birthday cake"!!
even though there was no way I was going to actually eat any of it.


And for the first time EVER
I blew my own birthday candles
The whole Bernard Bunch almost cried with the emotion!!!
then I started opening my birthday presents



three sets of bows!!!!
Mama's favorite accessory for me
... hmmm .... thanks Mama!!....
(don't they do "Charlotte aux fraises" bows?)

I got a packet of blow-up balloons which kept me amused for ages

and then I discovered "Charlotte aux fraises"
(Strawberry Shortcake?)


my favorite cartoon at the moment....

and a book about charlotte aux fraises


and her birthday.
a book I really loved.


The Bernard Bunch
is so very proud
of all I have accomplished
in four years
and of my ability
to contradict every negative diagnosis
which has came my way
in those short four years.
Thank You Mama
Thank You Papa
for not believing in what the doctors said
and for knowing I could come so far
Love is so powerful!

7 comments:

Abigail said...

We love "charlotte aux fraises" here too!! Of course we watch it as Strawberry Shortcake.

That was a yummy looking cake! and such lovely bows!

You keep accomplishing more than those doctors thought you would!!

Amber said...

Happiest birthday...I second everything that Abigail said! ;0)
Love to you all...

Coma Girl said...

Happy 4th Birthday!!! :)

Jennie said...

Happy birthday, beautiful girl!
Here's to a long life of confounding many people!
(from someone who knows all about beating the odds).
Your buddy,
Micah

Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

Happy Birthday, little Abigail! You'll have to make sure your mama takes pictures of you in your new pretty bows! And have fun watching your new videos and reading your book!

TherExtras said...

Celebrating with you in spirit! And wishing I could nip at your cake!
Love,
Dr. B.

mommytoalot said...

Happy Birthday sweet Princess Abigail.
love from Canada
xoxo