Since last November, Allie has brought so many people together in prayer, love and hope. She has overcome tremendous odds. Heart surgery last April seems so long ago in some respects. While it held Allie back a bit temporarily, it has propelled her into her future. We are forever grateful for the amazing medical abilities and again... we are so thankful we live close to such a tremendous medical community.
On Thanksgiving, we were blessed with a small celebration and a wonderful cake from the Lovell side of the family. Elizabeth baked us the most amazingly wonderful and tasty cake. It was perfectly pink and white for a sweet little girly girl. Everyone sang Happy Birthday and I made a wish for Allie and eventually blew the candle out for Allie.
Allie got a lot of wonderful presents and she has been playing with them all (seriously) since her birthday. She is doing wonderful things these days...she rolls all over the living room, she can sit for about 20 seconds at a time, she can show you she is 1 and that she is so big (she combines these often), she also babbles, calls for DaDa, and makes cute sounds, too. Oh.. and if you are talking and she wants to get your attention, she won't stop following your face. Ask Aunt Nancy. She did it a lot to her. Oh... and our little baby can now give us kisses. Cutest thing ever as you know. She is doing wonderful and we are having a blast!