I'll take a little break from the East Coast and post pictures of Charlotte's birthday party that was thrown today.
Of course you have to throw a party for the big ONE! And I had been thinking about it for months. After thinking about it for so long, I came to the conclusion to do simple. I reserved Melinda Park (thanks Desiree) and did a lot of the prep work before we left for our EC trip. I was spray painting like crazy and our kitchen table was out of service for the last month or so.
This week, I did last minute things to get ready. It all came together this morning. It wasn't quite what I had pictured, but hey, it got done and everyone seemed to have a good time. Really, turning one is for all the adults to come together and visit. Luckily, the park we did it at had a great playground and cover that lessen the intense heat! Thank you to all that came. It was not just a celebration of Charlotte's little life so far, but what a miracle baby she was. Having her was such a wonderful experience. Josh and I have been blessed with not only a smooth pregnancy and delivery, but a wonderful baby girl who brings so much joy to our lives everyday. Thank you Charlotte, for giving us something to celebrate...health and happiness!!
|Kasey and Raegan|
|Taylee and Heidi|
|Time to smash the cake!|
|Melissa and Charlotte|
|The George Twins|
|Gift time. Thank you everyone for your gifts! Charlotte loved everything!|
|Charlotte got her first Bitty Baby! What we went to the American Girl store for!|
|Charlotte and Brady--such good friends AND cousins!|
|Family pic! We love you Charlotte!|
After the party, we went to Claim Jumper with Grandma and Grandpa Sheppard and Robyn. We ate a great meal and then sang "Happy Birthday" to Grandma Sheila (September 4) and Charlotte!
|I think she is all sweet-ed out!|
Poor Charlotte was such a trooper and didn't even sleep until 3:00 pm. And when she finally went down, she went down without a fight! We spent the rest of the day playing with her toys and cleaning...we still have a ways to go!