one year down

As the party was winding down today, Brent and I found ourselves on our hands and knees in the kitchen cleaning up remnants of the Pigbear’s cake smashing. I looked at him and realized that we were passing through yet another rite as parents…not only the first birthday, but the first birthday party. Then I whispered, “how many more of these do we have in our future?”. We decided it was too much of a headache to begin counting all the parties we had yet to throw.

That being said, today was WONDERFUL. Could not have been better. We scooped our baby up together first thing in the morning, singing Happy Birthday. She opened presents from the family and then was in a giggly mood all day. She adored the balloons and insisted that her MamaJo carry her all around the house, chasing and bopping them. I was a little nervous that she might be apprehensive about all of the guests in the house but in true Pigbear fashion, she wasn’t even phased. In fact, she seemed to thrive on the attention. I haven’t the faintest idea where she got that.

Right before she started opening her “around the house” gifts I got to announce the grand totals for Heifer International: 4 chicks, 2 flocks of ducks, 1 flock of hope, 2 geese, 1 hope basket, 6 shares of a pig, and 4 rabbits. So awesome! We’re thrilled that our friends and family jumped on that bandwagon so readily.

Now Sarah’s tucked into her crib all warm and snug having no idea that she’s a full-fledged one year old. Maybe I just won’t tell her. Maybe she’ll keep being my baby if I keep it a secret. Doubt it. But I can always pretend…

Happy Birthday, Little One. You’ve made this the best year of our lives.

Can’t end this post without giving credit to my fabulously talented sister, Meghan, who designed and made Sarah’s birthday outfit. It suited her perfectly! Thanks Aunt May May!

MeganOctober 28, 2006 - 10:18 pm

Happy Birthday Little One! Looks as though she had a great party. Love the pictures.

NanaOctober 29, 2006 - 5:09 am

That was just a teaser…I want more photos!!! I am so glad you had a great time, and yes, there will be SO many more parties!


(Love the gift bags. Love the MayMay outfit.) ><

P.CobbOctober 29, 2006 - 6:30 am


Uncle-T and I were thinking about you all day. Looks like you had a blast at your FIRST birthday party. We can’t wait to see ALL the photos your mommy took.

Much Love,
Aunt Parmy

P.S. War Eagle. Nothing like an Auburn win on your 1st birthday!

the larsonsOctober 29, 2006 - 6:31 am

Why am I crying? Is it because time is going SO fast…it seems like we just got the “she’s here” baby announcement last week.

She is just a love. thanks for sharing!

GeGeOctober 29, 2006 - 8:36 am

Hi Sarah, your GeGe loves you and you look so pretty in those pictures!
Happy Birthday Darling!

SamanthaOctober 29, 2006 - 8:37 am

The party was wonderful and the birthday girl precious. Happy Birthday, Sarah.

JoyceOctober 29, 2006 - 9:23 am


A big 1 yr. old. Not to forget all the many more to come.
Thanks to mom and dad for the pictures.

Wish we were there to celebrate the “BIG day”, with you all.

Love You..
Mr. Bill & Miss Joyce

AnnaOctober 29, 2006 - 6:20 pm

Looks like the day was perfect! What a cutie you have, and all your party stuff was super, super cute!

J.J. KillinsOctober 29, 2006 - 6:20 pm

that outfit turned out amazing!! happy one little one, it’s going to get even better, if you could only imagine.

AnonymousOctober 29, 2006 - 6:31 pm

Where has the year gone??? Happy “1” Sarah!!! Looks like the party was a big success with the cute cake, party favors, the Original Meg birthday girl party outfit. I especially like the cake. Now that’s how I like to decorate cakes.

Love you all!!


AnonymousOctober 30, 2006 - 6:24 am

Happy Birthday, Little Sarah! I hope to be celebrating with you next year! Daphne

Julie C ButlerOctober 30, 2006 - 7:43 am

Happy B-Day! These are lovely photos! She is sooooo cute!!

Life In MotionOctober 31, 2006 - 12:14 pm

awwww……first bithdays are so much fun! so glad it was a good one!!

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