Sunday, October 15, 2006

Happy 1st Birthday...

We celebrated Sophie's 1st birthday today (her actual birthday was the 11th). She had a blast despite not feeling well. She has had a stuffy nose since Friday evening and has not been sleeping well. Hmm... probably because it is hard for her to suck that thumb and breathe through her nose at the same time. Thanks to the help of family (especially Grandma Debbie and Aunt Erin), I could not have asked for a better party. We have some wonderful toys to keep us entertained for quite some time. I am not sure who is more excited - Sophie or me? I promise to post pictures of the party soon.

Over the past couple of weeks, Brandon and I put together a video montage of Sophie's First Year (for those of you technologically challenged - click on "Sophie's First Year" to view the montage). It was hard to sort through all the pictures and pick the ones to go into the slideshow. Maybe because Sophie is so photogenic or maybe because I have taken a million pictures. Either way, it was sad and heart-warming to sort through all those pictures. It is hard for me to even remember her being so little. I wish I could hold that little baby in my arms one more time and really treasure her the way I treasure her now. Everything at the time seemed so overwhelming. Now, I look back and realize how easy it really all was... but don't we say that about everything in life?!?!


Great Aunt Barb said...

What a nice party Sophie had. We were so glad we could get in for it!! Sophie was a social butterfly. I'm not sure what she enjoyed most....all those different faces or all those different heads of hair to get a hold of!!

Enjoy all her new things. And Sophie, get rid of that cold!!

Aunt Barb

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a beautiful collection of pictures from Sophie's first year! Happy Birthday from Miss Denise. Looking forward to seeing you on the 27th.

Kim and Steve said...

What beautiful pictures...I'm so sorry that Steve and I haven't been able to get to St. Louis and see you guys and meet little Sophie.
I'm so happy that you had a great party and that Sophie has more toys then she knows what to do with.
All our love and prayers,
Kim and Steve

Leslie & Jordan said...

Your video is fantastic! Those chubby cheeks are just so cute. It sounds like you had a good birthday. We hope that you're ready to survive the upcoming terrible twos (which actually seem to start around 20 months or so).

Love Leslie & Jordan

Sherif & Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to the most beautiful girl in the world!!! We hope Sophie enjoyed her day and ate lots of cake. Sophie looked so adorable in the pics.....we love those cheeks!!

Sophie is in our daily prayers and we are sure she is going to get better and better everyday.

Sherif & Sarah