This had to be added...On Addie's actual birthday (July 8), this was her "smash cake", her tutu, her crown and her darling backdrop that her talented mom whipped up for the special occasion. She was pretty pleased with all of the attention:)
Since we weren't in town for her actual birthday, and because we are all together here in St. George, we did a combination birthday with Aunt Christine, whose birthday is on July 24th. Addie loves her aunt, so sharing another party wasn't a big deal.
We had a yummy Blizzard S'mores ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. Christine's first choice is never "real" cake, so she chose this. It was wonderful!...and a change in desserts is always good.
Addie and Christine helped each other open their gifts.
We LOVE our Addie girl! She brings so much love to our lives...It took her a little while to warm up to us, which was hard (just being honest), but that's because we don't see her often...and apparently "face timing" doesn't count. But she did warm up. She's such a happy, friendly baby! One day she'll know just who we are and that we are pretty cool...:)
***I should mention Bill's left eye...since I write this blog for our posterity... The same day we attended the Lionel Richie concert, Bill had a routine eye appointment. The doctor determined from his eye scan that he had several hemorrhages in his left eye and referred him immediately to a retina specialist. The specialist injected something into his optic nerve, because it was swollen. This procedure left his eye blood red. (That's why he wore sunglasses at a night concert. His eyes were very sensitive and the bright lights bothered them.) He had understood that his eye would be back to normal by now...not yet tho'. He's been tested for all sorts of stuff...diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. Everything is negative. He has a follow-up appointment this week with the specialist. We are hoping for some answers. This did surprise us both. Bill is the most healthy person in our entire family, hands down! He runs and eats right and has energy...always. This is just so very strange. We have been praying that all will be well:)