Last night there was a party at Shady Acres!
All because . . .
Our little Love Bug turned one.
I am reminded of the text message that her Mama sent to all of us when she first laid eyes on this precious baby:
“She might be the most amazing baby ever!”
And so, we celebrated last night with a few family members and friends who have been especially involved with her and her family:
The food was pretty simple — but no one went hungry. It was a really chilly evening, but the rain that had been expected all day held off. So we wrapped ourselves in extra jackets and even blankets to keep warm and enjoyed supper with good company on the pavillion.
Halfway through supper, Charis got very tired.
George, Chuck and Nick from Dolce’s had given her this very soft Pooh bear for her birthday.
She made it into a perfect pillow, and put her tired little head down.
Aunties Sabrina and Jess with Mommy. Auntie Sabrina will have her very own little girl in just a few short weeks, Lord Willing. She and her husband Ryan have been honorary “Aunt and Uncle” to Charis. Certain Man and I would gladly claim their new baby as a grandchild, but I’m afraid we would have to fight some very determined biological grandparents. Maybe we can still be honorary Grandpa and Grammy.