Caroline is ONE!!

How did that happen??  And so quickly??  I say it every year, but this year has gone by faster than any other year has.  Adding a third baby to the mix sure did make things crazier, busier, more hectic, but oh so much more fun!  Sweet Caroline has been just an angel baby and such a blessing.  She just completes our little family, but I sure do feel like we brought her home from the hospital only yesterday.  I still vividly remember her laying on my chest while I was in the hospital bed.  It’s surreal to think that was a year ago.

We started the day off running errands and eating lunch with Pappy and Papa, and when Puffy Muffin found out it was Caroline’s birthday, she got a free cupcake.  We got home and waited for Daddy to get off the plane and get home.  Once he arrived and the kids got home from school, we started celebrating.  Since Matt was gone for Chloe’s birthday, we had some extra celebrating to do.  We gave Chloe and Caroline their presents, and we decided to go ahead and let Caroline have her first cake before dinner!

Caroline was very skeptical of the cupcake.  She touched the icing and didn’t know what to think.  Then she grabbed the entire cupcake and threw it on the floor.  What?!?  Are we sure she’s my daughter?  We picked it up, cleaned it off, and put a bite in her mouth.  She just didn’t seem that interested.  Then, she got her hands in it and just started playing.  She was much more interested in the texture than the taste.  And of course, her hands go straight to her hair.

DSC_0682 DSC_0684 DSC_0685 DSC_0690 DSC_0691 DSC_0692 DSC_0694 DSC_0698 DSC_0703 DSC_0704 DSC_0707 DSC_0710 DSC_0711 DSC_0714 DSC_0721After cleaning Caroline and washing her hair, we all headed to our favorite – Mexican!  Ninnie and Big Poppa met us there, so we had everyone including Pappy and Papa!  It was a fun, crazy, loud meal, and Ninnie brought a birthday cake for us all.  Once again, Caroline just was not interested.  We tried to feed her a few bites, but she didn’t care for it.  DSC_0723 DSC_0724 DSC_0725 DSC_0726 DSC_0727 DSC_0728 DSC_0729 DSC_0730 DSC_0731

It was a fun day, and Caroline didn’t realize what was going on, but she knew she was something special with all the attention she was getting.  Happy 1st birthday, sweet girl.  You have brightened all our lives with your sweet little being.



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