Well, it came.
Stella's 1st birthday.
I'm sure you had it marked on your calendar, right? :)
I can't believe it, but on Monday we celebrated one year with our little girl. Wow, has time flown. Saturday we had family and friends over to celebrate with us and a great time was had by all. The birthday girl looked adorable, as always, and had a great time. It was so special to be able to spend time with everyone to honor Stella. As Amy put it, this was our victory lap. We were able to commemorate the first birthday of our last baby.
Baby. can we even call her that anymore? She's walking now. Talking/babbling. Signing what she wants. She wears 2T/24 month clothes, our little chunky monkey. So I guess in many ways she is no longer a baby.
As I have mentioned numerous times before, as you well know, the road to get Stella was paved with hardships and stress. This past year was great, but had it's share of stresses as well. With so much exciting change pending here in Drosche Land, Stella's birthday was just the beginning of celebrations and fun times.
Yesterday I took her 1 year photos. I know I have slacked off a bit lately, missing 10 and 11 months. Life just got in the way, as did her health related drama. But I promise, her 1 year pictures more than make up for the lack of the last few photoshoots. I'll save the pictures for this Sunday as I have missed my weekly Sunday Snapshot posts. What a great way to begin them again. However, I will include many pictures below of her birthday party.
So, I hope you enjoy them and join in celebrating her 1st birthday with us. It means a lot and she has been such a blessing to our family. Tomorrow is her endoscopy/colonoscopy that will help determine, once and for all (hopefully), what is going on. I'll keep you posted of course, but thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers on the matter. They are greatly appreciated and still needed, so keep them coming. But for now, it's still Happy Birthday Stella!
All is well, one year later, in Drosche Land.
|Opening gifts with Mommy!|
|Family & friends!|
|Family & friends!|
|Lighting the candle on my little girl's cake!|
|Happy Birthday Stella!|
|Not a fan of the angel food cake, but she made some hilarious faces!|
|But she tore up the strawberries!|
|1 year old!|