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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Eli's Birthday Party and a Balloon Release Follows



Today, my not so little anymore boy turned Two!

There was food, friends, food, laughter, and, did I mention food?

I felt so out of place today. Will it be like this every holiday? Every get together?

Or was I just like this because today also marked Wyatt's 5 months in heaven?

Who knows... Does it really even matter?

Anyways, I'm afraid I wasn't the best company in the world. But I did make an attempt. For not even wanting to get out of bed this morning, I think I did fantastic! That's all that matters, right?!

Here's some pictures of my little BIG boy at his party... (I may or may not have been the one to give him a red spiked mohawk) And yes, those are bruises on the side of his head... he is ALL boy (Not to mention he has a not so nice big sister)!






And below is what we do to noisy children who come to our house!

Just kidding! We were taping a container closed so my mother in law could transport some left over birthday cake, when my daughter (of course) asks for a piece of tape... my husband tore off a piece and she stuck it right over her mouth! Of course, the other two kids in the picture thought it was funny and wanted a piece too... And you know I HAD to get a picture!

On another note, earlier this morning when I was airing up all the balloons for Eli's party, I gave a balloon to each of my children...

I walked back to Ansley and Eli's bedroom and gave them each a balloon. Then I walked outside and released a purple balloon into the sky and watched it as it danced away into the breeze. I thought, "You'll be at this party too Wyatt. Mommy will think of you every single second". My husband came around the corner and I smiled at him. "I just gave a balloon to ALL of our children", I said joyfully.

After the party was over I gathered over half of the balloons we had and wrote this note to Wyatt...

After we all put our kisses onto Wyatt's letter, I tied our balloons to it, and Joseph, Ansley, Eli, and I went outside to deliver Wyatt a colorful array of balloons... each carrying hugs, kisses, and love from his whole family here!

And we watched as the balloons got further...

And further...

And further away from us...

And closer...

And closer...

And closer to Wyatt in heaven.

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14 comments:

croleyc69 said...

What a great post and I love the balloon release. I have tears running down my face thinking of you all and your little Wyatt.
I want you to know hopefully soon I am making you a little something and I will soon have it done. I pray for you always all of you.
{{{HUGS}}}
Caroline

Ashley & Chris said...

I love the pictures of the balloon release. Closer and closer and closer to wyatt & nolan.

Rachel E. said...

What a beautiful birthday cake! Did you make it yourself?

Ali <3 <3 said...

I love the birthday pictures, it looks like he just LOVED eating that cake!

My brother and sister had us tie them to a chair, and take pictures one time! Kids do the darndest funniest things!

Your balloon release to Wyatt was beautiful, and I am sure he LOVED every balloon, maybe he even shared with his Angel Friends. I also garrentee that he cherished the letter from his family. <3

Rikki said...

Happy Birthday Eli and Happy 5 months Wyatt.
The balloons looked so pretty, and Elis hair is so cute.

Mary said...

My favorite picture has to be the one with the kids and duct tape on their mouths. I also love the cake! Too cute. How did Eli get the bruises? I can not believe how fast they grow. Jacob will be 2 in 19 days ... where does the time go? I like all of the colorful balloons you sent to Wyatt. I know he love them too. And such a sweet letter you all wrote to him! I think also that every holiday will be like that. Our baby's will always be on our minds.

Nati @ I will praise Him said...

Very cute Eli and such a wonderful idea to share the Balloons with all of the kids!

Kristy said...

Happy Birthday Eli!! I love the balloon release, what a special way to include Wyatt. *hugs*

Just Breathe said...

What a sweet post. Happy Birthday to Eli. Love the balloons you sent to Wyatt. ((HUGS)) Love the picture with the tape on the kids months, too funny!

Franchesca Cox said...

The balloon release was so beautiful! I know Wyatt must have really enjoyed that. I love how you said "closer and closer and closer to Wyatt in Heaven", so true. (((HUGS)))

Holly said...

It looks like Eli had a pretty great birthday!! Love his red mohawk! ;) A happy 5 months to Wyatt too! What a sweet note and I loved seeing the balloons floating towards Heaven.

The Blue Sparrow said...

Looks like you and everyone had a great day at his party. Keep an eye on your mailbox;D

Jennifer said...

My boiler broke today, I don't have money for a bill that is already past due, I have been arguing with my boys ALL DAY...Until 5 minutes I was angry about how bad my day has been.
Thank you for posting this beautiful story. Thank you for sharing your emotions with us. Thank you for reminding me that my daily struggles are nothing compared to what parents who have lost their children suffer everyday.
My prayers are with your family.

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