It's incredibly hard for me to believe that an entire year has passed between Katie's arrival and today. I can tell you it honestly doesn't feel like it has been a year, but at the same time it feels like Katie has been with us forever.
I think the birthday girl had a pretty good day today. She spent a lot of time playing and working on her newly minted walking skill. She was so excited about her big day that she decided that afternoon naps were for the birds. Poor exhausted mommy was not thrilled about that little development.
This afternoon Katie and I visited the parish office so she could say hello to her birthday buddies. We brought some cupcakes with pink icing to commemorate the big day.
Right around the time Katie decided that napping wasn't on her birthday to-do list, my mom and dad arrived. My parents came up and had dinner with me and the girls and we had a little party with cake and a few presents before it was time to shuttle Madeline off to soccer practice.
Katie dug right into her cake. She happily grabbed at the icing on the cake. I had to pull her away from it after a bit because I was afraid she was going to give herself a belly ache from eating too much of the very sweet buttercream.
She wasn't very interested in opening presents but she loved playing with the envelopes for the cards. She has a thing for paper these days--particularly the one dollar bills her MomMom and PopPop like to give her.
Later in the evening Katie got to FaceTime with her daddy. Unfortunately Bryan had to travel to San Antonio this week. We're looking forward to having him home with us late tomorrow.