She turned one yesterday! It seems like it has gone by so fast, but honestly, sometimes it seems like all the kids' first years have blurred together. Does that make me a bad mom? I choose to think not. :)
I guess Betty wanted to get a jump on her birthday, so she woke up at 5:30 a.m. Only about, oh, 2.5 hours before she normally does. Eh. So, after a while when it became clear that she was not going to fall back asleep after I brought her into our bed, we got up and went to the grocery store, just the two of us.
We had a good time.
We didn't have a big party, just cake and balloons with a few friends I called up that morning and asked if they wanted to come over for cake. We'll celebrate again with my family in a few weeks when my mom gets back from her globetrotting adventures (Israel, France, Italy, Germany...lucky).
It was cute to see how much attention Betty got from her siblings. They were so excited it was her birthday!