What a wonderful celebration we had for our sweet Madison Lyric. We had a simply backyard get together with our family and closest friends. We served fruit, veggies, cupcakes (made by my talented sister in law!), and a little bit of cheese - some of Madison's favorite foods. She got several great gifts and some darling outfits! We made a significant contribution to Madison's college fund as well. We encouraged our guests to invest in Madison's future by giving to her college fund, and several of our friends & family did so.
Madison loved opening presents, playing with her cousins, and eating her home-made cake. The icing was made of organic cream cheese, organic yogurt, and a little apple juice. The cake batter was whole wheat flour, apple juice, and 4 bananas. I garnished the cake with strawberries. She picked them off first and then dug into the cake. I had no doubt she would be a mess and dive in!
What a great year it has been learning about mother hood. Through the good times and the bad I have seen the Lord working in me teaching me about how much he loves us. When Madison cried in the middle of the night yearning for me and my comfort. This is just like us and our Abba, father. Mother hood is sacrificial, but the most rewarding job ever. Madison is in such a fun stage, we are actually open to baby #2!