We celebrated Hosanna's first birthday this last week. On her actual birthday (the 2nd), we didn't do much. It was the first day of school so we were a little caught up in that. Papa and Nana did stop by for a little pre-party celebration and dropped off some of her favorite goodies. She loved them!
Later in the week, we had a great party with some family and friends at the house. She did a great job opening her gifts...good warm-up for Christmas! I decided to get her a little cake all her own and I bake a larger one for the rest of us. The only drawback was that I found one in chocolate. She did awesome! So far, she gets the award out of the three kids for the best cake-diver! She was not afraid of that little cake and she had a blast! I had a big job cleaning up after, but it was worth it. :) I can't believe how fast the year went by. It seems like just yesterday that I was pregnant...oh wait, I am pregnant! LOL! But seriously, I can remember the long summer of being prego and John being away at academy. It had to be one of the most taxing pregnancies, emotionally for me yet. Then, at the end to go into labor for 14 hours and then stop and get sent home to wait almost a whole week later to actually deliver was a major roller coaster. But in the end, we are blessed with this smiley little baby. It's amazing how God works! I remember when we were trying to name her, before she even arrived, and trying to talk John into the name Hosanna. I kept telling him that when I think of the name it just makes me smile...all the way from my head to my toes and deep in my heart. It's so wonderful, because that is exactly what she is and still does for me...no matter what. She is such an incredible little person and she is almost always happy. I can't wait to see what kind of person she will become.
Kyle's busted....sitting at the kiddo table!
Thank you to all who came to her party!
Here is a link to her birthday picture album: