|Meeting Rosie at the hospital on March 2, 2012!|
|Home for about a month!|
|The birthday girl this morning! Wow!|
"For you formed Rosie's inward parts; you knitted Rosie together in her mother's womb. She will praise you, for she is am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; her soul knows it very well. Her frame was not hidden from you, when she was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw her unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for her, when as yet there was none of them." Psalm 139:13-16
And then, Lord, you knew that Rosie would be a part of our family on March 3rd, 2012. You planned all of that. You knew she would be a baby that no one else would want because you had chosen her just for us!! We praise you and give you all of the honor and glory Lord for our precious Rosalinda Marguerite Winslow. Named Rosa to preserve her Spanish heritage, Linda after my precious Mom, and Marguerite after my Nana (my Dad's mother). May you grow in the Lord dear Rosie. You are a precious, precious gift from God to our family. We all love you so much!!
Just yesterday, a dear friend from church said..."Mary...she is such a blessing, what a miracle that God gave to your family!"...and we couldn't agree more. Here is a peek into the preparations for her day and the morning part of her day. She's napping right now, so I can take a few minutes and do this.
In chatting with Glenn, I had said.."hey...I'd love it if you built Rosie a little wooden kitchen set that could sit right behind the couch in the kitchen so that she could work in her kitchen while I'm working in mine. " He said..."I can do that!"..and then it just so happened that he got lots of wood from his job site, and it was perfect for the project. So...on Saturday, Glenn, Edward, Jon, and Nicole all spent the day in the basement building this beautiful kitchen! Wait till you see it!! My husband is amazing! What a gift God has given him! And what a gift that Glenn gave the kids who helped him out, too! Win/win!
|Gluing up the pieces|
|The box of the kitchen!|
|Can you see the wooden faucet? It's amazing!|
|Here is the installation crew!|
|Here is the completed kitchen! We even found the cutest little play things at Family Dollar to put in it!|
And drum roll please.......the birthday girl LOVES it!!!
|Here's the proud Daddy with his beautiful creation!|
|It's perfect! Just what I pictured! Glenn has an amazing way of taking what I say and making it!|
|The birthday girl gets to try it out! She LOVES it!|
Happy 1st birthday dear sweet Rosie! We love you so much! You are such a blessing to our family! We can't imagine our lives without you!
Rosie enjoyed a wonderful breakfast...picked by her siblings...so it was their favorite, but she really did love it! Waffles, and bacon! Yum! Waffles made with our new belgian waffle maker from the Lowman family! Thanks guys! Here are a few shots of breakfast!
|Oh..and by the way..she LOVED her balloon!|
More photos will follow!
Tonight we had our foster care support group meeting and our Christmas buffet and yankee swap as it had been canceled due to weather last month. We celebrated Rosie's birthday supper right there with some of our dear friends that have watched her grow through this year and celebrated her becoming part of our family! It was a sweet, sweet time of fellowship!
|So...for her birthday cake we made cupcakes...gluten free! They are actually black bean cupcakes...you'd never know it though...man are they delicious! This is her having her first ever cupcake! Yum! Watch the progression...|
There were 40 people who participated in the yankee swap. It was so much fun!
Happy 1st birthday dear Rosie! We love you!!!!