Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy First Birthday!

I can't believe it's been a year already. What an amazing and incredible adventure it has been. God has been so good to us every step of the way. It has been such a joy to watch Caitlyn grow and develop and learn. It is such a daunting task and yet a great privilege to be responsible for loving, teaching, and raising her. She is a tremendous blessing to us!

My parents and grandparents made the trip to Huntsville from South Carolina for Caitlyn's birthday weekend. We had a small cookout in her honor on Saturday evening, the highlight of which was watching Caitlyn eat cake for the first time.

Just getting started ...


Going for fistfuls...
Really digging in ...


I think she liked it ...

The sugar is hitting ...


Quite pleased with herself ...

All done ...

Waiting for her guests to arrive ...

Playing with her new activity table ...

Enjoying special time with her great grandparents (and her new phone!)...


Opening presents at her party ...


Such a big girl, with a bow in her hair and drinking milk!

Happy birthday, Caitlyn! We love you!