LL's birthday outfit that Grammy made (it says: Kiss me, I'm the Birthday Girl)
I took the day off on Lorelai's birthday so that we could spend the day together as a family. I just couldn't see going to work and spending the day with other people's children, while my child was at home with her daddy celebrating her first birthday! We couldn't really do a whole lot that day because it was very rainy and very cold. We had plans to meet Kye and Emily at the park, but that couldn't happen. We ended up spending most of the day at home. The only time that we left was to go eat lunch at Cracker Barrell.
On Saturday we had Lorelai's party scheduled for 3:00. We dropped her off at Matt's mom's house around 11:00 so that she could eat lunch and take a nap while we went to the church to decorate.
Eventually I was able to put her back in, but she never really got overly-interested in eating any cake.
We opened presents and man did she get a lot of stuff! I was amazed at how many people love our daughter and wanted to share in this special day with us! So many people (more than I even realize - I'm sure) stayed and helped us clean everything up. That is an amazing blessing - to have friends that will help without even asking or wanting to be recognized for it!
What it looked like when we got everything home!
After the party was over, my mom, Victor, Laura, Gino, Ben, Emily and Kye all went out to eat at Pizza Hut. LL was SO exhausted, but she still did so good. Group shot minus Emily and Kye: