Monday, March 20, 2006
One Year Old
Well, Katie turned one last week - and she is finally "ours". Our health insurance finally paid the hospital for her birth - two days before her first birthday. I was beginning to worry that they would want to re-possess her or (even worse) try to put her back! But, I received the EOB in the mail today so I can officially stop worrying.
We had a fabulous party for her last night - complete with a very large cake. I spent 6 hours this weekend working on it (3 hours baking, and 3 hours decorating). It looked like a miniature wedding cake - a two-tiered pink confection with white flowers. My friend, Deb, helped me with it - she was a lifesaver! We were blessed to have some dear friends and our family attend the party. We served dinner (taco bar and our homemade version of chicken Chipotle Burritos) and, of course, lots of cake. I still have a ton of it left. I could probably save it for next year and still have plenty for that party, too.
Katie didn't cooperate very well for her First Birthday picture. She refused to get messy. She had her own little mini cake with pink rosettes on it - and she ate it so daintily that there was no mess on her face at all. I won't have any "fun, messy, frosting-covered baby" pictures to scrapbook, but that's ok. Hopefully she eats this tidily when she is 8.
During the party, we got hit with a massive snow storm so we had to cut the celebration short. We got close to a foot of snow between last night and this morning. Brendan enjoyed building a snowman in it (it was the first REALLY wet snow we've had in a long time). So, I have a little 3-ft. tall snowboy guarding my front door now.
Life is good. Until next time.........................