Yesterday, we celebrated Ruby's first year of life. When trying to decide who to invite to the celebration, we realized that there were literally a couple of hundred people who have touched Ruby's life (and our life!!) in the past year. Since we couldn't fit that many people in Zach and Sarah's house, we tried to limit the number of people as best as we could. The number of people who wanted to celebrate with us was absolutely overwhelming, and we ended up changing the location to the church. We maxed out the bonus room, and many people enjoyed the day with us. Many of you reading this blog were in attendance yesterday, and we cannot thank you enough. We are blessed beyond measure by our family and friends, and we can't accurately express how much we appreciate having you in our lives.
Ruby has not been feeling well the past two weeks, and we're not exactly sure what's wrong. Yesterday was no exception, but she did really well for being a sick baby. She didn't seem phased by the number of people, and she seemed to enjoy her carrot stick and macaroni and cheese. Of course, she enjoyed her cake, too! She didn't quite understand why Mommy kept taking away all the fun toys she was opening, but she was a good sport. Without further ado, here is the picture proof of the event!!
The beautiful birthday girl and her daddy and sitting in her birthday chair:
The party decorations and her cake. (Since Ruby can't eat anything from a bakery, I made her cake. I did the best I could, but, ultimately, I was sad at how pathetic it looked. I had grand visions of her first birthday cake. You can ask Aunt Kim about it...)
Enjoying her macaroni and cheese:
Enjoying her cake! ( : Can you tell this was my favorite part??
Getting cleaned up:
Opening presents, finding a blanket, and deciding it's time for a nap. Hee hee hee!
Thanks again to everyone who helped make Ruby's birthday party so special. We love you very much!