Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Mikayla

Ok, so her actual birthday was almost a month ago now, whoops!! I have been meaning to post about it everyday since, but time always seems to get away from me and I forget all about it. So I have finally sat down at the computer and am determined to finish this post to share with you my baby girl's first birthday.

I had been planning for months what type of party I would have for Mikayla's first birthday. Meticulously going over every detail on the theme, guest list, food, drinks, nibbles, cake, games and decorations. It was all finally planned and settled. I had bought everything needed to pull this day off for my precious girl.

But then...Mikayla got sick three days before her party. She was running high temps and was really lethargic. I thought it may have been teething temps as her top gums were red and swollen from the teeth trying to push their way down. Her temps cleared for a day and I thought things would be fine for her party, but the morning before her birthday she woke up covered in a blotchy rash all over her back and tummy! I rushed her to the doctors and was told she had a contagious virus. I couldn't believe it!!! Mikayla has been the picture of perfect health from the moment she was born, only ever having one mild cold which cleared quickly over winter. Of course I had to cancel the party i had spent months planning. I rang all my friends with kids and told them what had happened, everyone was so upset and very sad for Mikayla. Luckily most of our immediate family was still able to come for a small get together to mark the occasion. Mikayla is the only child on both sides of the family so there was no risk of passing it on to other children (kids are more susceptible to this kind of virus).

It turned out to be a great day! Although Mikayla was still a little lethargic in the morning, she picked up around lunch time and had a great time with everyone. She was so wonderful and I could not be prouder of her.

Here are some pictures from the day -

All ready for her party.

Present opening time!

Mikayla with her Grandma (my Mum).

Mikayla was very excited about all her presents. She opened each one patiently.

Reading her new books.

Watching the bubbles in the air.

Playing outside with Nanny (Alex's Mum), and Uncle Aaron (my Brother).

Everyone singing happy Birthday.

Eating her Birthday cake.

A very happy little girl with all of her presents the next day.

Thank you to every one who came, and for making it such a wonderful day for our Beautiful little girl xoxo


Anonymous said...

I hoped she liked all her presents.

Rita said...

So sorry she was sick for her birthday. She was quite a trooper, considering. I'm glad you were still able to celebrate. Happy birthday to Mikayla. Next year will be better. ;)

Anonymous said...

Make sure you take lots of photos and keep them as memories!
Don't let times like those go by unrecorded!

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Have fun with your kid.

Serena Lewis said...

It was lovely to share in Mikayla's first birthday. We all had such a great time! Mikayla was her usual adorable self with a smile that lights up a room. I hope she has lots of fun with all her pressies.

Mum xo

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Michelle,
Lovely photos of Mikayla and I can see eventhough she was sick she still enjoyed her birthday! :)

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