On Saturday, we celebrated Max's first birthday with a lot of friends and family. My friend Jill's parents, let us have the party at their house and they have a great pool- is there a better party for an August birthday, than a pool party?
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My parents came in town from Indiana, Chad's parents came in town from Texas, Uncle Eli came to town as well. All of our small groupies were there, Max's Maggie (and Josh) and Max's CoC0, aka Courtney (and Miles) were there too. The Halls were there, and my friends Erin, Ruth, and Anna were there too, along with their hubbies and Anna's Elizabeth Grace came in her party dress. Uncle Chris came and Jonathan was our host-- too bad Hudson slept through the party :( And of course, Big brother Gabe kept us all in line, and helped Max open (and play with) his presents!
Max showed up, after being dressed by my Dad and Eli....
Thankfully, I had packed his party clothes! Our friend Lisa, took real pictures-- and she got all the action- including the cake "eating". I'll post more of those later.
I just wanted to thank everyone who came-- it was wonderful! And for all you other people that love my boy and have helped with him over the past year- through prayers and encouragement and just overall excitement about him, thanks!
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And last but not least, Max got enough new toys to last until he's 5-- therefore we will be skipping birthdays until then :)