Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Special Dinner

Cain & I shared a special dinner with a very special 1 year old tonight!! I've mentioned our heart buddy Jace on my blog. Today was his 1st birthday. Jace and his family live in Kentucky but they happened to be at Vanderbilt today for a Dr's appointment and they invited us to join them for dinner. I can't tell you how happy I was to see Jace and celebrate his BIG 1st birthday with him. Jace is such a miracle!!! His parents had not found out about his heart defects (Hypoplastic Left Heart) until after his birth. The day Jace was born they thought he was perfectly healthy. It wasn't until the next day that the Dr's noticed something was very wrong. At that time he was flown from Kentucky to Knoxville, TN. When he arrived at the Knoxville hospital they realized Vanderbilt Children's was where Jace needed to be because of his complex heart defects. They then life flighted him to Nashville. I can't imagine how terrified his parents must have been. Thankfully, they got him to Vanderbilt in time. As you can see by the pictures, he is doing great now. He is like Cain and will need a 3rd open heart surgery sometime next year.

Cain & Jace
Looks like Cain is telling Jace a story
Cain and Jace's wonderful big sis, Taylor
Jace & his birthday cheesecake. Both Jace & Cain really seemed to enjoy the cheesecake.
Speaking of birthdays.....Cain turns one on Friday! I can't believe my baby will be one already. I have been very busy over the last few days trying to get decorations finished. This is what my kitchen table looks like right now.

Ridiculous...I know! I think it's safe to say that I am going a bit overboard on the decorations. I can't help it! I'm just SO EXCITED about his birthday.


Shauna said...

How cute, and you have every right to go overboard and be ridiculous as possible!! Happy Birthday Cain!!

Tiffany Lockette said...

So cute, the pictures of Cain and Jace. You've gotta tell how you made the hats, love them.

The Hebert Family said...

I can't believe he's going to be one tomorrow either! I guess at this time last year, I was speeding to Nashville! Time has flown. I can't wait to see ya'll this weekend. Happy Birthday Cain! I love you!

ashleycottrell said...

Happy Belated Birthday sweet Cain. What a special year. So glad to know you. Can't wait to hear all about your celebration.