Madison’s 1st Birthday Party

Our baby girl is 1 year old!  We celebrated her butterfly-themed birthday with friends and family on Sunday, September 15th.  Although her birthday wasn’t officially until the 18th, we had so much fun playing games, blowing bubbles, eating cake and ice cream, and opening presents.  The highlight of the day was releasing 36 butterflies into the yard.  The kids (and adults) were given pink personalized envelopes with Madison’s name and birthday on them. Once the envelope was opened, the butterflies flew off.  Some stuck around for a few photos, which was nice.  Madison even had a chance to hold one and observe it for a few moments before it flew away.  Here are a few photos of the celebration!

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The Beach

During our annual pilgrimage to Rockport, TX, Madison got to experience her first time on the beach and her first time in the salty waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  She had a great time playing with her toys at the beach, riding in the boat, and swimming in the pool!

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