Easter Sunday was all about Hope!
Hoda Kotb's younger daughter, Hope Catherine, celebrated her first birthday with a cake and some "Sesame Street" fun with big sister Haley Joy, 3, while her family gathered on Zoom to send her birthday wishes.
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Hoda posted some photos of the sweet celebration on Instagram, writing, "as my best friend @karenswensen said.. Hope blooms this Easter! Happy bday Hope! #1"
She included a screenshot of the family gathering on Zoom while everyone remains at home due to coronavirus guidelines. Her mother, Sami Kotb, sister Hala, and brother Adel and sister-in-law all joined Hoda and fiancé Joel Schiffman to wish Hope a happy birthday.
Hoda also shared a cute photo of Haley putting some bunny ears on Hope in celebration of Easter.
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Sunday marked the latest heartwarming milestone since Hoda announced in April 2019 that she had adopted Hope and made Haley a big sister in her growing family with Schiffman.
"You know what's funny? You think that you're full,'' she said when she first adopted Hope. "That's exactly how I felt with Haley and Joel and everything. Joel and I were standing there when they hand you the baby, and it's the closest thing to a live birth you'll ever see, but in that moment, I was like, 'Oh, my God, my heart just grew.' It's amazing."