Friday, March 16, 2012

Day Before Birthday Party Activities....

 Annabel's friends in first grade came to her class to singing happy birthday and to share in her special day. They all made their own special cards with messages to her. I guess when you have children that are in regular classes they can experience friends writing them note, or saying "you are my best friend, etc. Tears came to my eyes when each one read their own cards and explained their drawings. It warms my heart so much to know that each and every day Annabel's story and life touch so many of all ages... If she could talk I know she would want to thank each one of her friends for sharing in her birthday celebration! 
 Her birthday cards from Ms. Newton's class and Mrs. Eaves....
 Annabel made a Leprechaun
 Annabel leading the group in clapping!
I love this picture of her sitting amongst her friends....
 
More of the kids with their cards...
The class singing Happy Birthday to her...can you see the joy in her face???
Blowing her candles out...

 Annabel's cake
 One day shy of 7 years old...
 How she has missed her Rebekah!!! (Hint: look at Rebekah tummy in following picture)
Look closely and you will see her baby bump! She was having some problems and won't be able to lift Annabel for awhile. Annabel is trying to accommodate since Annabel has lost almost 4 pounds in the last 2 weeks. We all want her to give birth to a healthy baby but we all sure miss her! We thank her for coming to school to spend Annabel's birthday with her.

I will be adding more pictures of Annabel's kindergarten class, Ms. Eaves is the teacher. Annabel goes to their class two mornings a week and shares in circle time, music and socialization. We are so happy that she is allowed to take part in the regular classes and that all the kids loves her and are so sweet to her.

Also to Ms. Ann, Ms. Lisa and Ms. Alice who are the teachers in Annabel own class. They love her and take such good care of her. To say they accommodate her every need is an understatement. It would break my heart to think Annabel could not experience all that she does each and every day. We love all of you for loving Annabel and never ceasing to pray for her.    

9 comments:

Jorge and Carrie said...
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Jorge and Carrie said...

Yay Annabel!

jnell4duh said...

I have worked with special needs kids for almost 20 years, many years was first with them in "regular" classes. Everyone thinks it is for the benifit of that child, but I see every day that all children and adults benifit. All learn from each other, and are truly blessed. This is where true acceptance and compassion starts. Annabel is blessed with such good friends, but those children are even more blessed by knowing her.

Janell Ford

The VW's said...

Happy Birthday Annabel!!!

Those pics of her birthday cards, and her friends, are so touching!

Enjoy your special day sweet girl!

Bee said...

Happy birthday from Australia beautiful Annabel x x

Janet said...

Oh Ms. Cathy, Annabel CAN talk! I know what you meant, but I promise you, everyone who knows Annabel "hears" her~ she expresses her little (BIG) heart with every smile, every clap of those precious little hands. She is such a perfect and innocent gift and we are all so blessed that you share her with all of us:)

Anonymous said...

God is so proud of all the Annabel has accomplised in her lifetine. Those of us who are under serving the Lord have a great a constant reminder of what it is to be Christ like.
Annabel is so loving and giving, so accepting and generous of herself. Cathy you and your family are simply amazing. I thank God for allowing me to sit here in your shadow.
You are the wind beneth my wings.

Edie

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Bella! We love you!

The Bond Family

Kathy said...

Love this wonderful celebration of your precious and amazing daughter!! Looks like Annabel had a wonderful day!!