Monday, September 21, 2009

First Birthday Party!!!!

Well, I am still waiting on more photos from some friends who came to the party, but I think I have enough to go ahead and post about the babies' first birthday party. We had a wonderful time. We had a lot of guests, about 130 attended, so we rented the hall at a local church. It fit us perfectly. Everyone was just so happy. It was just a celebration of the last year. A celebration of our babies. The babies had shirts that read. "The Quad Squad." Will's reads, "Squad Manager."

On the back are their names and numbers (birth order.)
Will was #00- (it's tough to get a 4 yr old to set for very many pictures.)

Uncle Brian entertained our Izzie before the party started.

My friend Margaret brought her niece Izzie. She was born 2 wks before the quads. Her Mom and I were in the hospital at the same time, so Margaret would come visit both of us. Any Mom who has been hospitalized on bed rest knows the best gift is a visitor-- bonus- Margaret often brought food!!

Julia hangs out with Margie Reusch. Margie used to come by often, but hadn't seen the babies in 6 mos. She was amazed at how much they have grown.

Aunt Tessa cuddles Big Drew

Great-Aunt Pat holds Paige. That is Great-Uncle Bud behind them. He has shown half of Indianapolis pictures of the babies. He always has one in his wallet and shows it to everyone he runs into.

The gang stops for a picture with their Great-Grandparents. Meemaw and Peepaw Smith.

The cake table

Amazing Aunt Connie made the cake. She did a wonderful job!!!!

The babies are ready for cake!!!!

Everyone sings Happy Birthday!!!!

Izzie decides how to attack it

She tears off the frosting

Then goes for it!

Julia started off picking at it

She loved it!

Drew gave it a try

He wants to know where we have been hiding this "cake" for so long

He can't get enough!

Drew loves cake!!!!

Paige picked at it, but thought it was too sticky

She tried going at it face first

But she just didn't love her first cake-- are we sure she is mine?

All of the kids love the books Aunt Connie got the babies

Some of the wonderful women who helped us survive the first year. Unfortunately, a lot of people had left by the time I thought to get this picture, but this is an amazing group of ladies. I don't know how we would have survived the last year without them. We have been blessed in so many ways!!!!

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