Sarah’s First Birthday

Sarah, who has been with us for about 4.5 months, turned one year old today. She continues to do well, and we are very grateful to have her in our family!

Unfortunately, even though today was our day off, the day got off to a rocky start. Sarah, who usually sleeps till around 9:00 a.m. got awake at 5:30, before going back to sleep a little while later. But the commotion got Ethan awake — a little before his normal wake-up time. So, from the start, nap times/routines were off.

Sarah and Ethan napped during much of the hour-plus drive to Williamsburg where we planned to celebrate Sarah’s first birthday with family and friends. While Sarah was a bit reserved with her first birthday cake, she still managed to make quite a mess.

It was a nice celebration and Sarah somehow managed to stay awake till the party was over. She (as well as Ethan) fell slept for most of the drive home. Sarah, who is usually not awake for more than two or three hours at a time, was awake today for around seven hours by the time we headed home around 9:15 tonight.

More than likely, Sarah will sleep very late tomorrow as she recovers from all of the excitement AND lack of sleep! After celebrating Ethan’s Gotcha Day last month, Sarah slept till at least 11:00 a.m. the next day, if I remember correctly.

Here are some of our favorite photos from the afternoon and evening …

5 thoughts on “Sarah’s First Birthday”

  1. Happy Birthday Sarah and family! The pictures are great! Thank you for sharing your party with us! Just one question….was the cake in the photos shared by everyone? Sarah obviously enjoyed it.

  2. Enjoyed having you all down to celebrate Sarah’s first birthday and Ethan really enjoyed it also. The pictures are great! I love you. Mother

  3. These are too sweet!! Funny little Brooklynne wore the long sleved version of Sarah’s birthday girl shirt to her party this Jan 30th!!


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