Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy One Year Baby Girl!

Feliz Cumpleanos angelita! Eliana, you are my little angel and I am so excited that you are one year old today! Polly and I miss you very much and we're wearing party hats to show you how us Wheelers celebrate! I can't wait to hold you again and hear your little voice.

I'm so proud of your Momma for being with you right now! She's setting up a Dora El Exploradora party for you as we speak! She really is an amazing woman you know! I hope you grow up to be just like her!

I'm reading a book right now (Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters) in preparation to be a good Daddy. Also, while I'm waiting for you to come home I'm getting our house ready for you! I've already installed safety latches on almost all the doors and cabinets in the house! Soon I'll be painting your room for you...hope you like khaki!

I wish so badly I could be there with you today, to throw you in the air and sing silly songs and dance all over the yard. Until we're together again know this, I'm praying for you and Mom all the time, I'm thinking of you and Mom all the time and I'm counting down the days till I get to see you guys again!

With all my heart Happy Bir-Day!


tracy hanson said...

Happy Birthday Precious Girl!!!
You are so very blessed to have such a Wonderful Daddy & Mommy.

Courtney said...

Happy One year old Birthday sweet girl !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have such a sweet daddy and an amazing mommy. You are a lucky girl. Enjoy your party and happy birthday . Courtney

Lisa Johnson said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!! I pray that you'll be home soon to celebrate all together as a family!

April said...

Happy Birthday sweet Eliana...I bought my husband the same book and he is reading it now..truly and amazing book!!!Hope your having a wonderful day Eliana!!

Guate4Jack said...

Happy 1st Birthday! How sweet, we share a birthday. I hope you are feeling better!!


Rachel said...

HaPpY HaPpY BiRtHdAy sweet girl! My birthday wish for you is that you are home soon...where you belong.

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday, sweet girl!! Your parents love you more than anything! We can't wait to see pictures of your Dora party!!

Anonymous said...

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Tricia said...

Feliz Cumpleanos a ti!
Feliz Cumpleanos a ti!
Feliz Cumpleanos Querida Eliana!
Feliz Cumpleanos a ti!

Sending love & hugs from Virginia,
Trish & the gang

jajbs said...

Happy Birthday!!! What an amazing Mommy and Daddy you have, Little One!! Can't wait to see pictures of your special celebration.


wareaglereed said...

Feliz Cumpleanos sweet Eliana!!!
Praying you home very soon!!!

:)April & Mia

Gina & Tommy said...

Happy Happy Birthday Eliana!!!

Love and Prayers,


Kim said...

Feliz Cumpleanos Eliana!

Tamara said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELIANA!! I woke up thinking about you this mornings. And I told you happy birthday even though we are about 1,000 miles apart. I wish I was there with you to celebrate. Tell mommy to post pictures!!

Miss you guys,
(missing Dominic too)

Jocelyn said...

Happy birthday little one!! You have a great Daddy (and of course a great Mommy:-)

Becky C said...


You are an amazing little girl and so very blessed to have a mommy and daddy who love you so much. I hope that you have an amazing birthday!

Dominic's Tia Becky

Bobbi said...

Happy first birthday!! Hope you had a great one, and Dad hope you didn't eat the whole cake by yourself. Sounds like you are keeping yourself pretty busy getting ready for her to come home.

The Milner Family said...

Chris- you are such a nut! You are perfect daddy material. Well that and because you love Jesus.

Happy 1st birthday Eliana. Prayers surround you and your family!

Mackenzie's Forever Family said...

AAAh, our girls share a birthday. Mackenzie just turned 2 today. Happy Birthday from our angel to yours. We're having a Dora party too.

Amanda said...

Happy birthday, Eliana!!

This is such a sweet post!!

Mary Helen Wheeler said...

Happy First Birthday Eliana!

Your Grandaddy Wheeler and I have you all wrapped up in prayer! We
will be praying for your Kay Kay as she travels home tomorrow. You
and your sweet Momma will be all wrapped up in prayer as you navigate this transition!

We Love You!
Grandmomma Wheeler

Anna said...

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY ELIANA!!! That was such a sweet post from your Daddy.

Hope its been a very special day for Eliana and am praying that you will all get to be together very soon!!

God Bless,

Guatmama said...

Happy Birthday Elianna! What a precious post from your daddy! I love his candid thoughts and emotions in the photo. Hope you had a fun party with your mamma!

Steph said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, beautiful girl!!!!

Hannah said...

Happy Birthday Eliana!! I hope you have a wonderful year and will soon get to be with daddy too!!


Madelyn's Mommy said...

Happy Birthday Eliana! We are praying that soon you will be home!!!


Tracey said...

Happy Birthday beautiful girl! I hope you know how very lucky you are! You have one heck of a family!!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Eliana!! What a sweet message from your fun daddy!

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday Eliana!!!I am so glad your mommy gets to be there for your birthday!!

God bless you little one!!


Kelly, praying for Joshua said...

I must come out of "lurker" status to tell you how beautiful you are and wisha you a HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY!!! Praying for you and your family.
God Bless,

Jerry and Stacie said...

Happy 1st Birthday Sweet Girl! You are such a miracle! You have an awesome Mommy and Daddy that love you SO much and we do too!

Have fun at the Party! Can't wait to see pictures!
Jerry, Stacie, & Allie

Dena said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY birthday my sweet girl!!! I have a feeling you will be catching up on the birthday!

What a great post - I feel safe to say the book your reading is just a formality! You are going to be an AMAZING daddy!!!!

LaLa said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Kim & Dave said...

Feliz Cumpleanos, Princessa!!!

Continuing to pray!!!

Ferrick said...

Happy Birthday Eliana! So very happy your Mommy is with you. Blessings, Susie

Lainie said...

¡FeLiZ CuMpLeAƱOs QuErIdA ElIaNa!

¡CeLeBrAtE ElIaNa!!

We were away from computer access, but celebrating you, Little Angel-Babe! WE LOVE YOU!

You are so blessed and treasured.

Gr'Aunt Lainie, Gr'Uncle Dane (Tee-Hee), Laurie, and Michael

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday to Eliana! I think this is the sweetest post I have ever read! Hoping and praying your beautiful family is together very, very soon!