On January 16th, Meghan turned 1!!! The year went by way too fast. I remember back to the day of her arrival. I was laying in a room waiting to go in for my c-section. Shane had given me his ipod to listen to music & try to relax, as I was very nervous. I layed there crying for a few reasons...I was sad that it was my last few moments being pregnant. I loved being pregnant & feeling Meghan move inside of me. Another reason for the tears was fear. I was nervous about the giant needle going in my back & was praying that Meghan and I would be okay.
And now, that girl celebrated her 1st Birthday!
Her Birthday was a lot of fun. Shane, Josiah & I went into her room when she woke up that morning & sang her 'Happy Birthday'. We gave her the presents we got her & the started getting ready for her party.
We had our families over & a few friends for teh big day. Our home was filled with pink, purple & green balloons, flowers & banners. Josiah loved it!
The guests arrived & we got started with a few games for the kids...pin the cupcake in the little girl's hand, baby bottle bowling & beanbag toss. Trying to get around 10 kids to patiently await their turn was very challenging :).
Then came Meghan's first taste of cake. She gently stuck her fingers in the icing & tasted it. I could tell she liked it. I then put some of the chocolate cake on her hand & let her eat that. She definitely likes cake :). She was pretty dainty about the whole thing; didn't go crazy, although she still managed to get very messy.
A few minutes later, Meghan opened her presents. She had fun opening her toys and began playing with them right away.
It was a very memorable day.
Some things I love about her:
*how she darts for the stairs as soon as she sees the gate is not up
*that she lights up when Daddy comes home
*she wants whatever we're eating
*her smile & cute laugh
*how she stands up whenever I put her in a cart or high-chair
*how she plays so independantly with toys
*that she gives her babies kisses & feeds them a bottle
*her beautiful blue eyes & gorgeous blonde hair
*how she likes to help me push the shopping cart
*she recognizes her big brother & says 'Bubba'
*when I say, 'Can I have a kiss?', she leans in & lets me kiss her
*how she knows how to hold her bottle but would rather me do it for her
*her way of playing is dumping things out & putting them back into a bucket
*she laughs so hard when you chase her
*she can give high-five's (that of course, Daddy taught her)
What a wonderful 1st year we've had with Meghan. We're so grateful for her & the joy she has brought to our lives.
Happy 1st Birthday, Meghan Joy! Shane and Meghan when she was born!Shane and Meghan on her 1st Birthday!Meghan and I when she was born!Meghan and I on her 1st Birthday!Getting ready to eat her first cake ever!She definitely liked it!She was such a cutie!
Josiah enjoying helping Meghan with her presents!
She loves this toy!