Mandy is 1 year old today. The last year has been so fun and I can't believe how far we've come. From a drunk guy trying to steal our car in the night, to going to the hospital to finally have our baby girl a week late, to suffering through labor and delivery, and being ecstatically happy to have Mandy Rose healthy and in our arms. If you weren't around last year, you may want to click on this link to read about last year's drama. Or you may just want to remember it all again. It was really crazy.
She was born around noon last year and I am seriously thrilled that I am not pushing a child out of my contracting uterus today. Instead, I will think about my beautiful baby and how blessed I am to be with her every day. She is such a happy girl and brightens my world with her breathtakingly beautiful smile.
Sunday, we had a party for Mandy with Jeff's family. It isn't that our families don't get along that we see the need for 2 parties, but it just worked out that the Peters' bunch could attend a Sunday party and my parents (in Olympia) could come down for a Tuesday party. And the fact that just inviting immediate family is 35 people. It gets a little crazy around here. Not drunk-guy-stealing-our-car-while-I-was-in-labor crazy, just 10-children-3-years-old-and-under-with-pink-cupcakes crazy.
She loved her pink cake, although she tried to act like she got to do that kind of thing every day. Oh ya, pink frosting in the hair.... I do this all the time That's how I get the height, in case you were wondering.
Happy Birthday, Sweet Baby. I look forward to each day that leads to a new year and a special birthday for you. I love watching you grow.
Mandy's 1 year old portraits are on my photography blog.