Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Candace's 6th Birthday

 We found a beatiful park to launch Candace's balloons this year.
 Ethan was attempting to launch his balloon early and 
couldn't figure out why it wasn't floating up.  
When we took this picture he had just discovered 
Jon's foot thwarting his plan.  =)
 Ready, set, go!
 I always love the moments after as we watch the balloons 
float out of sight and all stand in silence 
remembering our sweet little angel.
 Then we came home and enjoyed a birthday cake.
 The kids each got shirts this year as their present.  
A little early for St. Patrick's Day, but more 
about the message of being "Extra Lucky" 
to have an angel for a sister.
 We had some very thoughtful friends bring us this beautiful pink 
bouquet of cake pops to celebrate Candace's birthday.
 I also had this sweet picture taken and sent to me, reminding me that my friends are still watching over her resting place and carrying on the tradition of adding a little something to her grave on her birthday.  It brings this mama such peace to know that her grave was visited on her birthday.  Thank you!!!