.: Happy 1st Birthday Rose! :.
Our baby girl is one year old toady!! It truly seems like she was just born, but at the same time I just can’t imagine my life without her! What a blessing she is to our family!
Her beautiful rose covered dress was a hand-made birthday gift from Emily
! Isn’t it just perfect?!?! Thank you Emily!
And Captain said I had to post this last picture, which is a face Rose loves to make. It is TOO funny!
I’ve never had to bake a birthday cake at this time of year (I don’t even have any siblings with birthdays in November or December) so I originally thought with all our other usual plans I would just purchase a cake and stick the Rose Fairy Ornament I had purchased for her on top this year. Truthfully that would have been so much easier than trying to attempt (for the very first time) making a few pink frosting roses (the white roses were made by Wilton) at 2 am… How do they make it look so easy on youtube? It may be full of little imperfections, but it was made with love and my children, especially Rose, were very excited when they saw it this morning.
The cake is chocolate, gluten-free in fact since this mix
is so delicious, with cream cheese frosting. I made two 8″ cakes, and saved some of the batter to make a small 6″ cake for the top. I thought it might work well to take that off after we sing and give to her. Since she liked chocolate
so much, I think she will be in heaven! ‘Ill try and post pictures later tonight after dinner and cake… Hurry home Daddy!
Happy 1st Birthday
sweet little Rose!
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.