Monday, September 12, 2011

Eliza's 1st Birthday Party

This weekend, we were fortunate enough to make it to Eliza's 1st birthday party!  We were so excited and have been looking forward to it for a long time!  The first birthday is a milestone for any child, but especially for babies like Claire and Eliza who have been through SO much their first year.  You almost feel like you have been running a constant marathon for an entire year and you have finally reached the first rest stop! 

Eliza's party was decorated so pretty!  Big lollipops outside leading up to her house.  And candy everywhere!  From the backyard to inside the house!  Eliza had on the cutest onesie with her name and a big "1" on it!  Heather said we had missed her wearing the matching headband and tutu.  Eliza even had her own hot pink princess chair and step stool with her name carved out on it.  Eliza's parents had lots of pictures around of the last year, a game where you had to see who knew Eliza the best, some of Eliza's preemie clothes, and even a doll that was made to Eliza's birth specifications so you could remember just how small she really was at birth (although the doll had a lot more "meat" on it's bones that Eliza actually did!). 

We had a great time visiting and catching up quickly.  We tried getting some good pictures but Claire would cry, and in turn, make Eliza cry.  Then they would get straight and Claire would yell out in her outside voice having fun, and scare Eliza.  So we didn't want to stick around too long and make Eliza upset!  Claire needed a nap badly (and fell asleep before we even got out of Eliza's neighborhood), so we left before we got to see the video they made.  We did get some of the good sweets they offered!  Yummy!  They had a photographer there taking pictures, so I hope she got some really good ones of the girls!  I can't wait to see them! 

We are so proud of Eliza and all that she has become.  Although it's a very happy time for her, it's also a sad time as she does not have her sister Charlotte and brother Oliver to celebrate their birthday with.  But I am sure they were at the party right along side of Eliza the whole time!  Happy 1st birthday Eliza from Claire and family!!


"Hey Claire!  Welcome to my party!"


playtime


Claire really liked Eliza's balloons!



We wish Eliza many, many more happy birthdays!

Love,
The Scott Family

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