Can you believe what a difference a year makes???
SJ has looked forward to HER birthday
since EK celebrated her's in April.
Thursday she and I had SO much fun getting everything
needed to create the perfect party.
Friday we spent the whole day getting ready
and enjoyed a visit from Grace Anne/family~
Amelia made the cupcakes~
We also waited for Josh and Savannah to make it home
and they brought her an adorable Ariel dress~
One more sleep and it was ninety to nothing
getting everything ready by 10am!!!
Then time to wait on the guests~
We had the kids get a quick pic before swimming
and I think it is adorable...
pretty much a classic kid photo~
Everyone grabbed their bucket on the way to the pool
and off to play a few games for prizes~
Nothing was sweeter than having our children
all together celebrating sweet Jing's birthday~
AND we got a new family photo~
This little princess was SO excited to wear her new swimsuit~
Jumping off the diving board~
It was so sweet to be surrounded by family and friends~
SJ loved hearing Happy Birthday sang to her~
and blowing out her candles~
Everyone loved the candy raining pinata~
SJ was so sweet opening her presents.
I don't think she could believe they were all for her.
She loved every single one...
especially the singing card from Memommy~
She was very shy telling everyone thank you
but she did it and we were so proud of her~
EK was so happy to have her BFF here
since they have been together everyday this week
and will even see each other tomorrow at church~
As I stood by watching this precious baby today,
I thought of how so very far she has come.
From a very solemn, serious little girl
to a happy, confident 'big' girl.
I loved this photo of her having her picnic lunch~
She is so secure and happy to be home with her forever family
celebrating her first birthday home~
It couldn't have been a sweeter celebration.
Thank you to everyone that helped make it so special!!!