I also found this cute idea for cupcakes, and just had to make them. And considering we had 67 people invited, I figured we'd need them.....anyone want any? There are plenty left!
Of course when you work so hard you have to have a little fun, and we did! I got Lindsey with the frosting, and her and Kaitlynn were just Beautiful!
The big day finally came for the BIG party!!!! We had such a good time, and an awesome turnout. It was so fun to be able to have all the family and friends we love, that have been there for us the last year. If you wern't able to make it, and are one of our loved family and friends, please know how much we appreciate your support!!! All my September Moms, you've been wonderful, and I love you ladies. Also to all our friends and family that have been there emotionally, we thank you too!!!!!!
It's been a tough year, and the first 4 months went by with unknown certitanty, and the last 8 have been way too fast! I thank our lucky stars every day that the great Nurses found it when they did. Kaitlynn and I will be going there tomarrow to tell them thank you as well!!!!!
Enough talking and on with the picutures!!!!
Kaitlynn got her own cake and didn't quite know what to do with the candle. She proceeded to lick all the frosting off first, and only after I cut into the cake did she proceed to eat it. She was so content with her cake also, and sat there for more than an hour eatting, and playing in it!
See she had a good time!!!!
Here's what was left of some of our family. There are pictures before we ate of all the kids, and they were having such a good time! But then again when you've got 26 nieces and nephews, it's always a good time. There are so many of them that are the same age range so they always have a good time!
We had a bunch of beach balls in the back yard, and here is MacKenzie and our niece Jenna cleaning up! Little Jenna is the oldest of the youngest babes! She just turned one in March!
Here is Kaitlynn opening one of her presents! She was getting mad because she couldn't get all the wrapping paper off!
POOPED, this little girl only went on one nap that was maybe an hour to and hour and a half! (this from a girl who normally takes AT LEAST a 3 hour nap each day!) She had so much fun opening all her gifts and was the last one to crash lastnight!
One last THANK YOU to everyone for everything you helped out with. Weather it was financial, physical or emotional help, we couldn't have done it without you!
So you ask, how did my baby spend her actual birthday? We headed out to the State Fair today, and she had a good time looking at all the animals, and eatting more cake when we got home. She also got to play with her toys, and we got her some balloons. She loved the ballons.
Dahrran and MacKenzie are having a hard time with my new rule. "When you get a new toy, it is YOURS and only yours for the next 24-48 hours, you don't have to share" So this is hard for them with all the new toys Kaitlynn has got. They know though that they can play tomarrow, which has them excited!!!
I'm off to bed! I'm completly exhausted myself. We've got another big day tomarrow....MacKenzie starts preschool tomarrow. She's excited, and can't wait to wear her Dora shoes. She also gets to go with one of our nieces, and they're both ready to go. Let's just hope the school is still standing when SIL, and I get back!!!!!!