So today we wanted to spoil Hope with her first birthday at home. Bill & I went and bought Hello Kitty supplies (she LOVES Hello Kitty). Bill & I also picked up a cake (she asked me at the grocery store if we would get a cake and I told her no, just ice cream). When we brought out her cake after lunch, she was HAPPY!
Hope has come a long way. She is really trying to fit into the family life. She does still need more attention, but she is getting better. She moved downstairs into her own bedroom and she is SO happy. 9 months ago, Hope was terrified of the water. Today she was jumping into the pool and swimming under the water. She loves the pool.
I think Hope had a great birthday. She LOVED her gifts, she loved her lunch, she loved her cake. And at the end of the day everyone had a root beer float. Yes, our kids were on a sugar high, but it's okay. They were all having fun.
I am so thankful that Hope will NEVER have to spend another birthday in an orphanage. Or alone. She is surrounded by so many who love her. And I know that she knows she's one lucky girl. The smile proves how happy she is. And we are happy that she is happy.
Enjoy the photos. Happy Birthday Miss Hope. We love you!