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Happy Birthday, Maggie!

It's hard to believe that exactly one year has gone by since our sweet daughter Maggie entered the world, kicking and screaming, on May 1, 2009. She was 8 lbs, 11oz, which felt huge at the time, but today she clocked in at 22 lbs 6oz, and 30 inches long. What a year it's been. She was just a few hours old in this picture.Now, one year later, we had a few friends over for a little cake party. Maggie usually loves 1-being the center of attention, 2-music, and 3-eating. Somehow, the combination of all three of those together was a little too much to handle, in a classic 1 yr old reaction. We'll let these pictures tell their own story. :)


Mommy made up a yummy chocolate layer cake with pink frosting...the #1 candle was pilfered from a previous 1 yr old birthday party here (Maggie is the 4th kid to turn one in the last 4 1/2 months here!)
Note the somewhat wary look on Maggie's face. Also note Elise Cropsey hovering in the background, who, as soon as the "Happy Birthday" song finished, ran forward to blow out the candle.

Maggie's reaction

Even the presentation of birthday cake couldn't stop the tears....

Although, when Mommy put a piece in her mouth, things started looking up....
Hmm, not so bad...
Going at it with gusto....
And finally, a smile. :)
Lastly, some gifts...Grammy and Grandpa Tim sent Maggie her first baby doll, and Great-Grammy sent a handmade quilt to go with.

6 comments:

Sandy said...

Too cute! She's catching up to her friend, Abi!

Teresa said...

I love everything about that post. CUTE!

Anonymous said...

Good job Mom for modeling that chocolate always makes things better! : ) Thanks for posting pictures. Nana

Anonymous said...

Good job Mom for modeling that chocolate always makes everything better. happy birthday to Maggie. Love, the Edwards family

Workman family said...

Yay!! Happy Birthday to Maggie! The boys have been talking about Maggie's upcoming birthday for weeks. I hope our card made it to her. Can't believe she is already a year old. Time flies when you are having fun. :)

Cassi Piper said...

Happy Belated Birthday Maggie! I remember when we placed Caden's cake in front of him on his first bday he just sat there staring at it. My nephew cried over his too. Kids are such mysterious creatures! Rori of course shoved the whole thing in her mouth, such a lady! Can't believe Mags has grown so much, well done with the cake Rachie! Love ya, Miss ya, Cass and the Piper Clan