Face of hope

Face of hope
Courtesy: TIffany Kay Photography

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Time To Par-tay! (Finally!)

We finally had Meagan's "official" 1st Birthday party today! We put it on hold for 3 weeks after her 'real' birthday just in case she wasn't feeling well after surgery.  After last week's impromptu hospital stay, it was a good thing we planned ahead for any possible delays. She is doing much better - she was feeling badly again Thursday night and the start of Friday.  I was a bit worried we were going back down the 'not feeling well 'path, so I cancelled my teaching for the rest of Friday so I could just be with her and let her rest.  It turned out to be a good idea because she slept a lot, and woke up this morning in a good mood.  She was definitely more tired than normal, but, it was obvious to me she was feeling a lot better than the previous night.

The day was filled with lots of food, decorations, fun, laughter, and friends.  It was such a nice culmination of Meagan's first year because we had a wide variety of people attend the party; representatives from both sides of the family,  old friends we'd known for years,  new friends we'd met this year through a Hydro support group, and our dear neighbors we have grown close to over the last 5 years.  It really spoke to what a blessing Meagan has been to us and to all... to have such a wonderful diverse group of people all gathered together to celebrate her 1st year of life.

The older girls and some of the other kids had a blast jumping on the moonbounce we rented, and of course everywhere you looked there were pink decorations. Garland, lanterns, and balloons adorned our deck, screened porch and kitchen areas.

The weather was perfect... sunny, 80 degrees, and sometimes a slight breeze in the air.  There was lots of good conversation, and hearing everyone sing "Happy Birthday" to Meagan was such a sweet sound.  Meagan even explored her birthday cupcake and made a mess with the frosting.

All in all it was a great 1st Birthday party for a pretty great girl. 



  1. Patrick doesn't look like he is missing his mom at all .... Glad the day was such a success. Happy Birthday Meagan

  2. Glad your all home! Looks like it was a good day!