Katelyn's 2nd angelversary passed and I can honestly say that we had an enjoyable day.We started off the morning with a balloon relase. We found the perfect butterfly balloons at a local party store and the women were wonderful and actually gave them to us free of charge. They even called Katie our guiding light. :) We decided on 3, one from myself, one from her daddy and one from her sister. We wrote our own personal messages on our balloons and let them go into the sky.
|The butterfly balloons before we wrote our messages on them|
|Watching them take off was the perfect start to our morning|
Then Daniel handed me a card that he recieved from one of our friends who works at the same place as him. She had given it to him the night before. I opened it up and saw a butterfly on the front with a beautiful hand written note and money inside explaining that she wanted to buy our lunch while on the island. A lovely gesture that we appreciated very much.
We hit the road early, stopped for coffee and drove straight through until we crossed the Confederation Bridge. Emily needed to eat so we parked the car at the stores and decided to feed her and walk around. We saw sooo many butteflies in that store and it made us smile a lot. We ended up buying her a purple shirt that had an angel on it, butterflies and the word "Believe". It was so perfect. We also bought 2 other pretty butterflies. :)
As we started to head to Charlottetown the baby got fussy and we had to pull over again so we stopped at one of the beaches. We wrote Katie's name in the famous red sand and let Emily play on the beach for a while.
|Butterfly card from our friend :)|
|Just after crossing the bridge|
|Emily's new shirt :)|
When it was time to go we headed into Charlottetown and got lunch. We then drove to a gorgeous beach outside of the city called Dalvay Beach. It was mid April so the beach was completely empty and we really enjoyed sitting on the beach and just watching the water. It was relaxing and truly beautiful. Emily thoroughly enjoyed playing in the sand and we definitely want to go back there in the summer.
|Crawling in the sand|
|Isn't that the perfect shirt ever for Emily?|
After a few hours we drove back into Charlottetown, had dinner and did some shopping and went for a nice walk downtown. We stopped for some frozen yogurt at our favourite place, Goji's, and then headed home. We got home and I quickly logged onto my facebook account and was able to read a lot of supportive words from many different people. We appreciate them all so much.
The 15th was a nice day. I'm very happy with our decision to try and make that day a celebration of Katelyn's life and I really like the fact that we spend the day out and about. I probably saw close to a thousand butterflies throughout the day (not real but in stores, on houses etc) and I just know she was there with us.
|2 more buttefly items we bought that day|
A group on facebook made this for Katie <3