Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Happy Birthday, Kara!!!

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Today, Kara turns 12 - our first birthday celebration together with her as a family. Last year at this time, we were just three weeks away from travel and we missed spending her 11th birthday with her. According to Kara, this will be her first birthday celebration ever. Words such as these are hard for a mom to hear. Although I may never know, I think part of that might be due to her birthday falling so close to Children's Day - a holiday celebrated in China on June 1. I do know that Kara's foster family gave her a cake for Children's Day, as we have a photo of her with it and I incorrectly assumed it was her birthday cake. I am looking forward to making this a special day for her. It will be just us today, but she's having a small party with two of her closest friends on Saturday - one who happens to share her birthday with her. It was her choice to keep it small, so it will be small and special - just like her.

Kara - WE LOVE YOU & can't wait to celebrate your special day with you!!!
Happy Birthday, my soon-to-be sixth grader!!!

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21 comments:

Denise said...

Happy Birthday Kara!! Beautiful pics Michelle~

Love Letters To China said...

What beautiful pictures of your sweet girl. Happy Birthday Kara...

Sarah said...

These are really lovely photos. She just glows in them, mama. :)

day by day said...

Oh, my.....Kara is just so beautiful!!! And her wonderful Mama captures her beauty so well in these pictures!!!

Happy, Happy Birthday Kara!!!! Hope your day is just as special as YOU!!

love,
Michelle

Jboo said...

Happy Birthday Kara! She is such a beautiful girl -- lovely photos!

Janet

Tina Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Kara! Enjoy your day! You sure are a beautiful girl with a bright smile.

Stefanie said...

She is so lovely! And looks incredibly happy, too :)
Happy Birthday, Kara!!

Julia said...

Happy Birthday Kara!!

JinXiu said...

OMG shes georgous

Happy Birthday

Lori Lynn said...

Each and every photo is just perfect! Kara is such a lovely girl. Happy Birthday! May this be the first of many celebrated birthdays for you!

Gail said...

Happy 12th Birthday Kara!!! Enjoy your special day...
What a beautiful girl, Michelle. :)

mom said...

Happy Birthday Kara! luv your photos! Hope to see you and your sisters by the pool this summer. Missy, Jeff, Rachel, Nathan, ALex, and Izaak PS. You are going to love 6th grade.

Mission To Macie said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Happy birthday to a lovely lady who shares my birthday! Hope you had a WONDERFUL day yesterday... your first celebration with your new family!

Ashley said...

at wonderful pictures of your birthday girl!!

To Kara: *imagine in a beautiful singing voice:)
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Kara
Happy Birthday to you!

Hugs! Ashley

delucchi family said...

A very happy birthday to a very special girl.
Love Jules
xxxx

Donna said...

Kara is soooo very lovely! And Mom is so good at capturing it!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Kara...you are absolutely beautiful!! :)

Ohilda said...

Happy belated birthday, Kara!!! Michelle, she is stunning and your photography is amazing. What beautiful pictures.

Hugs!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Miss Kara!! Beauty just radiates from her......inside and out!! I hope she had a spectacular day!!

xo,

Lisa

Sammy said...

Wow,those are good pics!!