Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Jerusha!

5 years ago, I went into labor during the worst blizzard of the season! Quite the welcome for a newborn, but as you can see, she was none worse for the wear. It was a good thing we birthed at home, as I have no doubt in my mind that she would have been born in the van, on the side of the road, as the nearest hospital would have been too far away in that weather to make it before she was born. That is all the time frame I am going to give on how long (er, not long) the labor was lest those who have long labors start throwing tomatoes at me. :)

Jerusha was very helpful in making the birthday cake. We made a chocolate cake with pink frosting. The sprinkles on top were in the shape of cats.

For supper we had hot dogs, french fries, and baby carrots, followed by cake, of course. After supper Jerusha opened presents.

She got a doll shawl that Esther and I made:

I also made her a doll quilt. Here is the front:

And the back:

The battery on the camera was dying so I tried to get a shot here with a bunch of the birthday booty:

She also got a nice birthday smile from Isaac:

After her presents were opened the twins helped her do a treasure hunt they made up, then it was time for kitchen clean up, baths, and a movie of Jerusha's choice.

Happy birthday Jerusha!


The Savage said...

<2 hours start to finish, wasn't it?? ;-P I have a good reminder of Jerusha's b-date--my folks anniversary! Hope you had a happy birthday Jerusha!! :-)

Lisa said...

Shhhh! We don't advertise that too much. LOL