Saturday, May 10, 2008

decade

My first baby turned 10 this week. And, without a complaint, spent the day driving to Philly with me, then to southern Virginia with her dad and friend Greg en route to Nashville (make that Dr. dad: finally graduated from Vandy yesterday!). We had a little celebration at the hospital with our presents and individually-wrapped-so-Marian-could-have-one-and-we-could-pretend-to-blow-out-candles-in-her-room Hostess cupcakes. But I did put hers on a lovely cupcake stand (a purple petunia original, of course), with a celebration candle kid, so that's lucky ;).
The child life specialist made a sweet sign and hauled in the music therapist and lots of nurses in hats to sing to her & they gifted her generously (hat, gift cards, one of those name-a-star animals). Marian's art therapist helped her make a birthday girl puzzle for her, too.
We made crepes for her birthday breakfast, and on the last one I decided to light a candle, since she wouldn't be getting a candle in the hospital. And what does Audrey exclusively put on her crepes? Powdered sugar. Too much powdered sugar. And a fine mist it makes when heartily blown with a wish!

4 comments:

AM said...

It was wonderful to have Audrey, Nathan and Greg stay with us. They had fun here in Nashville. It was great to meet Dr. Goates parents too. We sure miss you and Marian. I will send you some pictures that I took. Thank you for the gift. It was adorable. Audrey forgot her white sweater and brand new dress shoe. I will mail them to your house. Take care and thanks for keeping us updated with you and Marian. She sure have a contagious smile. Love, AM

Snippety Gibbet said...

Valerie.......I didn't want to leave this post on Marian's blog, but her little story just ripped my heart right out of my chest...

A baby dolphin with "kanre." Wow....

jan

The McKellars said...

Happy Happy Birthday Marian dear! Wow the big double digit! No going back now!

mimi said...

SWEETIE PIE!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I LOVE YOU!