Thursday, December 8, 2011

An Anniversary and a Birthday Party!

One year ago today, Scott & I began our morning praying Psalm 91 over Evan. We gave our "see you soon" kisses and headed to the waiting room. Evan was wheeled back at just 8 days old to have his first open-heart surgeries. It was such a long day. It was six hours before Dr. Chai, the surgeon, was completely finished and came to tell us the good news - the surgery went very well! This is one of the last pictures we have of Evan before his chest was scarred forever. When we were finally able to go back to Evan's room, he looked better than I had expected. & that day, I witnessed a miracle. The DR had not closed Evan's chest yet, just pieced the skin together over top of his heart. I could see his tiny little heart beating under his skin.. It was so amazing to physically see Evan was fighting to live, fighting to fulfill God's plan for his life, fighting to be here with his Momma..

This past Sunday we celebrated Evan's First Birthday by throwing a Yo Gabba Gabba Bash! He had such a great time, we really appreciate everyone being there! Evan's favorite part, of course, was his cupcake! He was a little apprehensive at first, but once he tasted that icing, it was game on! He was covered from the tips of his fingers to his elbows in cake and icing. He did not want to miss a single crumb! He was literally sucking it off of his fingers, lol. It was definitely a sight to see! We are so blessed and thankful that we were able to celebrate at home, healthy and happy! It has been a wonderful first year and we are definitely looking forward to more to come! Here are some pictures of the Gabba-filled party:

Goody bags
Yo Gabba Gabba - Evan starring as Muno, Big sister
Elli as Toodee, Momma as Foofa, & Dad as Plex
Oooo Balloon!
The most amazing cake ever! Thank you Icing Smiles!


Evan and his cousin Cc, he can't wait for his turn!

A year of Evan :)

& Last but not least, Evan has made the local paper! The article will run tomorrow, but was released online today. You can read the article here. I am so excited for our first Polk County Moms of Heart Warriors meeting on Monday! Looking forward to meeting fellow heart moms in my area and expanding the group!

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