Our sweet girl turned one! What an amazing year it has been with my buddy. The beginning was hard. We were living in Albany—we didn’t really know anyone—we were far from family—and we had absolutely no clue what we were doing. Once we moved to Jersey though, and Lucia got a bit older, it started to get much easier and a lot more fun.
Lucia is so great. She is sassy, wild, loud, beautiful, so friendly and a ball of energy. She dances to literally any song or beat she hears, she sings with me, and she smiles and waves at EVERYONE she sees when we go out—I am not exaggerating either. The kid has never met a stranger. When we are in the stores I will be pushing her in the stroller and I will see people waving to her and smiling and I am like what the heck is going on in there??…I take a peek and she is hamming it up all over the place. She’s a joy. She really fits her name “brilliant light” ...that is what this kid is—a joy and a light. So for her first birthday we wanted to do it up big! We invited about 80 of our friends and family and had a great turn out of about 50 adults and 10 kids. I was praying for a month for good weather and we got it. Sunny and 80's--perfect! We had tons of food, games for kids, an over-priced cake and some really awesome people to celebrate with. Below are some of the pictures from the day! We did have a photographer come out because taking photos and running the party would have just been too much for me...and it was totally worth it.
Thank you to everyone who came out or sent gifts! You made this little girl’s day so special for us and her! We love you Lucia Marie!