Tuesday, May 31, 2011

His Birthday in Pictures

that morning

sending our donations to his memorial funds


baking his cake

his balloons


decorating his cake later that day


those are supposed to be birds. i'm not an artist!

getting ready to send him his balloons

each balloon had a message telling him what we missed about him

3:52pm letting them go at the time of his birth



and some got stuck on the powerline - doh!


but they eventually wiggled themselves free and went off to be with Juju
eating cake after dinner

some of his gifts
 





his memorial ad that ran in today's paper instead of on his birthday, but still wonderful nonetheless

21 comments:

Deanna said...

thank you for sharing this day with us.
it looks like a wonderful day, and Julius was with you. thinking of you, and sending you lots and lots of hugs!!!!

Trena said...

Thank you for sharing those amazing photos. I am in tears. Juju was on my mind all day and he continues to be. Love you dear friend and I wish I could reach out and hug you. ♥

Caroline said...

Thanx for sharing ....... so beautiful been thinking of you so much over the past few days.
Happy Birthday Juju !!!
{{{HUGS}}}

LauraJane said...

Looks like an amazing day. I love what you had published in the paper- it's perfect.

Jenny said...

beautiful photos.

Angie said...

I love that you wrote messages on the balloons. I hope the day wasn't too unbearable. Thinking of you guys and your juju.

Becky said...

That section in the paper brought me to tears, so special.

Caroline said...

Thank you for sharing these special photos. Your precious boy crossed my mind a lot and I know he's in the hearts and minds of so many. Now and always!

inBetween said...

I just learned of your loss from Rebecca and am so sorry. I am crying over your loss - know you are in my thoughts.
love, inB

SHANA said...

SO many thoughts and hugs coming your way. Thank you for sharing these pictures of his birthday.

Natasha said...

Love the pictures....what a special day for a special special little boy! Thinking of you and Juju as always.

xoxo

Brooke said...

Sending you love. The pictures are beautiful, but I know that day was so hard.

The Great Elephant Symposium said...

Pictures are beautiful!!! I love the memorial ad for Juju. I wish I could have thought of that for my daughter's birthday. I'll definitely be doing that next year.

New Year Mum said...

Thinking of you and Julius today... such beautiful photos of his birthday. Love to you always xoxo

Patty said...

So beautiful! I love the heart shaped cake! Hugs....

brigette said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate his birthday! You are an amazing, strong woman. Lots of love always!

Nicole said...

I'm a little late responding, but you and your precious little boy have been on my mind so much. I lifted you up in prayer and hope that you felt His grace and peace on Juju's special day.

Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures!!!

Augusta said...

Just came over from Rebecca's blog to give you a virtual hug and say that I keep you in thought. Glad you celebrated your son's birthday in a way that felt meaningful. I thought the idea of sending balloons up at the time of his birth was absolutely beautiful. Wishing you and your husband peace as you continue to grieve your immense loss.

Monica said...

I love that you ran a memorial in the newspaper. What a great idea!

Holly said...

His cake looks so yummy!

Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing his day with us!

I have seen your blog and read briefly, but now catching up. :) I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet boy. I love the idea of releasing balloons at the time he was born. We are having a memorial/bday party for Adam in November and I was thinking of when to release his balloons. He was born at 10:01 am, so I think we will do it then as a small family thing before his big party in the afternoon. Thanks for the idea! Many hugs.

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