"We had your 1st Birthday party on Good Friday so Aunt Bee could be there. Granny and Papa Earnest were at MawMaw and PawPaw Scoggins' house along with Liz and Richard, Nick, Renee, Ronni, and Savanna. Daddy had to work but he dropped in for the birthday party.
We had an Easter Egg hunt before the birthday party. You found all of your eggs hidden for you and some hidden for the older children.
After the egg hunt it was time for the birthday party! You were dressed in a birthday dress Granny"
I suppose the rest of the pages are long gone thanks to my ex husband...so I will continue the rest on what I can remember..
Her little dress was black velveteen. There used to be a picture of her sitting up, holding a yellow balloon. I don't know if its in the box he sent me or not but I remember it. After the egg hunt she was changed into the floral dress above as her Granny wanted her to have separate birthday and Easter dresses.
Most memorable on that day were (A) I dropped the poor child's birthday cake on the floor! I was knelt down, balancing it on one leg for my sister Liz to take a picture. The theme was lady bugs. I heard Angela's dad coming in the back door and knowing from a previous fight that he did not want to be there and wanted to get in and out quickly or he would throw a fit, I became very nervous and the cake slipped! I remember bursting into tears and my late brother n law Richard, digging into the cake anyway - he saved the party!
(B) Angela took her first steps that day. My other sister Bonnie some how managed to get her to walk from her to me and back and forth. Of course she didn't walk again until 15 months, but I still remember her first steps being on that day. I used to have film of her later walking for a chocolate Easter bunny while at her Granny's house. I no longer have those home videos.
So my little angel, whom the doctors didn't give a chance, then sent home with grim expectations of never walking or talking, proved them wrong. Now, nearly 15 years later, she is still proving those doctors wrong!
Happy Easter Angela! Dai and I love you lots!!!