I'm not too big on birthdays myself, but I am big on firsts and lasts. (And this is a big "first"--perhaps Emma Vance's biggest "first" yet.) I wanted today to be relatively low-key for E.V., so today was about the three of us celebrating the little girl who officially made us a "family." :)
We started out with special breakfast waffles (instead of E.V.'s normal scrambled eggs). Let's just say she prefers carbs to protein...ha!
|Oops! Missed one!|
Then when Emma Vance awoke from her first nap, it was balloon time! She was super surprised and VERY excited. (Man, this kid loves her some balloons!)
|"They're all mine!"|
|Um, is this a choking hazard? :/|
And we celebrated a birthday lunch with the grandmothers at Mittie's Tea Room. (Ryan was a good sport and played along. :) )
|(That jar of pennies she's shaking ended up all over the ground about two seconds later...)|
|Yup, knew it.|
|thanking Nanny for her dress and for lunch|
After another nap, just the three of us hung out, making a quick trip to Publix and then going out to dinner together, where E.V. made fast friends with the table next to us. :)
It was a sweet, simple day that I'll remember forever. Over dinner Ryan commented with a grin, "Hey, we successfully kept a tiny human alive for a whole year! High five!" Yes, dear, high fives all around.