Kidd Ethiopia Adoption





Click HERE to watch us getting Endale at the orphanage



Click HERE to watch us getting Gabrielle at the orphanage


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Gabrielle is ONE!!!!


I made a duck cake and she loved it....her first taste of cake. We had a candle in an Ethiopian candle holder that we lit in honor of her birth mommy. It was VERY emotional for Pete and I. We want to make sure we thank her, remember her, and pray for her every birthday GiGi has, as that day is more about her and GiGi than us. I now realize why adoptive families celebrate "gotcha days" like birthdays.



9 comments:

E said...

So cute! Love the cake. You've got three gorgeous kiddos!

Happy Birthday, Gigi!

What you wrote about the birthday really resonates with me. Sigh. You're so right.

Much love to you all,
Erica

the Steiger's said...

Happy birthday, GIGI!!!!

I love the cake.
love, Lenka

Christy/Jeremy said...

How sweet! She has grown so much since we first saw her...now she's one! What a happy time for you all to celebrate. Miss you and much love to all, Christy

Susan said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

What a sweet thing to do with the candle for her mama. We'll have to do something like that too.

I love the cake! Too cute!

Love you! Susan

Apryl said...

Happy Birthday, Gigi! I didn't know that she and Josiah were so close in age! Adorable cake, love the pictures--she looks great!

I have had more sad feelings about my ET kids' birthdays than Ella's. I guess it's because their 'birthday' is associated with when they came to Kid's Care--for my two, anyway. So it's a bittersweet day. Nonetheless, Happy First, sweet girl!
much love,
apryl

Leah Reeves said...

Happy 1st Birthday Gabriella!!!!!

Mark & Mel Harpold said...

YEAH!!!! Pictures!!! She is getting to be sooo big!!
What a wonderful idea to light a candle honoring GiGi's birth mom! I LOVE IT!!! We may have to join you on that one! Thanks for reminding me to never forget the precious women who have given us our children!!
Love y'all!
Aunti Mel

Danielle said...

Happy belated birthday. I love what you said, Andrea. And GiGi looks like a million bucks (whatever that looks like :) )

Pumping is going pretty well. Is Gigi still drinking mama's milk?
(Do you mind that I'm posting this on your comments??!?)

Love,
Danielle

Carpenters said...

Happy 1st Birthday, Gabrielle! What a cute cake! I love the idea of lighting a candle for her birth mother. What a wonderful way to recognize her on this special day!

With Love,
Penelope