Sunday, July 18, 2010

Birthday #1

Happy Birthday Makenzie Rye!!!

I will write a whole different post about our amazing event and post lots of pictures. It turned out more amazing than I thought and we couldn't have asked for more.

Today was Makenzie's actual birthday and since we will be on our way to San Diego Tuesday on Ryans birthday we combined the 2 and celebrated together.  We couldn't think of a more perfect setting than at Makenzies most favorite place - THE POOL -
Earlier in the day we brought our baby balloons, flowers, gifts and pinwheels to the cemetery then we went nuts at the pool.  We laughed, jumped, ate, spun in cirlces, jumped in tubes, dunked, dove, got wet (even if some didn't want to) threw balls, took over the whole pool, jumped off the side, laughed, danced and celebrated 2 pretty awesome people.

I wish I would have done more for Ryan. He deserves it. I have been so wrapped up in Makenzie's Live, Laugh, Breathe Event that I just didn't think about anything else. That includes school, work at times and even our trip to San Diego on Tuesday.  Luckily our awesome family put together a fun celebration. 
I will post more later but the cake was donated yesterday by an amazing women and I just adore it.  So sad but it fell apart on the ride home last night. I was devastated but no worries- it still tasted great. 
Ryan got some fun gifts that he will have a great time playing with. We sang to Ryan then we sang to Makenzie. We thought about her. We thought about this time last year.
Then we sent her balloons.

missing. more than i can express. knowing what last year was. seeing what today is.
i wish i could hold her.
today was full of tears, full of laughs, full of memories and full of love.

happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to Makenzie Rye,
Happy Birthday To You!


Tara Bennett said...

I was thinking of you and Ryan SO much today. I'm glad you had such a special day filled with love. Happy Birthday Makenzie girl! And happy birthday to Ryan, too. Hope you have tons of fun in San Diego!!! Love you guys! xo

AJ and Cindy said...

Happy Birthday to Makenzie! What an AMAZING girl, and amazing parents. You give me strength and encouragement when I am going through something difficult. You and your family have touched so many people, you are all a huge inspiration!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday you sweet sweet angel, you have inspirted SO many and are truly missed!

Devon said...

Happy Happy Birthday, sweet Makenzie.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Makenzie!!
What a perfect way to celebrate her birthday!

Emma said...

Thank you for sharing such a special day with us. I sent you an email yesterday but had to comment on the pics-they show the fun you had celebrating such a special little girl, and the fairy cake, awesome! Ryan, I know celebating your birthday while missing Kenzie, especially with it being at this time of year, will be tough but remember the love you gave her, continue to give to her and that incredible connection you will always have with her! I can't wait to hear about how Live, Laugh and Breathe went...I knew it would be a success and I can't wait to see pics and hear all about it!
I was thinking of you all these last few days and am so glad you were able to have moments of laughter and fun throughout these tough days, hugs, Em

Alerie said...

I am glad you had so much love around you these last few days. It looks like Makenzie's and Ryan's birthday was full of lots of family, friends, love and laughter. I am so glad you have such amazing people around you to support you. The cake was absolutely perfect. I love it!! How sweet of that lady.

I thought of you so much this weekend. Happy Birthday Sweet Little Makenzie!! You are amazing and you have touched so many lives and continue to touch many more. You are so loved little one!!

Happy Birthday to Ryan too!! I know it is probably not easy having your birthday around this time. Just remember all she gave you and continues to give you and all you gave her and continue to give her. You are an amazing father. Just think it is one more special connection you have with her, having your birthdays so close. AND when you see her again it will be one BIG celebration when your birthdays come around. How special!!

I hope you guys have a good time in San Diego....enjoy the weather!! It is beautiful there!! Much love!!

♥ Stephan & Michelle & Ashlyn ♥ said...

Happy Birthday Makenzie! I bet she loved her party, I bet she a was there in spirit laughing and smiling. Her party looks amazing just like her carnival was. :)

Hope you guys have a blast in San Diego, and Ryan has a great b-day!!

Anonymous said...

What's best about it all Kendra and Ryan Makenzie knows and she is so greatful to have been yours. Cherish all she gave you and know she loves you too

Mike and Jenna said...

This is amazing, you are amazing.. The event was unbelievable! Thank you for letting us be a part of it. I love you guys! All 3 of you are a amazing miracle in so many lives!! xoxoxoxo


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