Monday, April 7, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Annie is five years old today, and we celebrated with balloons, cupcakes--for those of us who are not on the ketogenic diet--and about 95 choruses of "Happy Birthday to You"! OT Cynthia even brought a communication device that we had used at school that, oddly enough, had my recorded voice from a few months back singing, "Happy Birthday". It IS one of Annie's favorite songs.

This morning after therapy, we had a visit from friend, Kristi, who helped Annie learn to pick up a spoon and feed herself...Ranch dressing. Lots of fat on this diet. I've been on it my whole life, but never knew it.:) Now that Annie is awake and alert, we can resume the whole eating thing, but no more Trader Joe's veggie sticks--too many carbs.


For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.

All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:13-16


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Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Annie! What a precious, precious smile you have, it sure looks like you were enjoying all the singing! Many blessings to you all!
miss pam

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Annie!
Love your cousins in CA (Jim, Kendra, Drew, & Lauren)

Lynn Casey said...

Happy Birthday Annie!!!!!! I am still praying that you will talk soon; I wont give up praying. I love that smile its sooo cute. Lynn

uncle jeff said...


aunt rebecca said...

that smile looks just a little Annie knows a joke that is on YOU!

What a QT!!!!

Love you, Annie!

(PS - thanks, Bill/Jean/whomever, for catching the perfect pose!)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Annie! Thanks for the picture, Jean! We want more!

Aunt Marilyn

Anonymous said...

So wonderful to see expression returning to that sweet face! Thank you, Lord!!


Annie Sullivan said...

You guys are so encouraging--she does look good, doesn't she?


Anonymous said...

What a smile!

Gretchen said...

What a doll baby! I love the picture. I'm sorry I was in SC for spring break, so I missed Annie's b'day. Hard to believe she's 5. Hope to see you soon. xxxooogretchen