Sunday, November 16, 2008
A special birthday celebration
We got to be a part of a very special birthday celebration this evening! Baby Bug's parents sent us an invitation to attend her first birthday party. It was held at one of those pizza places so it was noisy, chaotic, and fun!
Baby Bug looked so adorable in her party dress with her hair done up in two little pigtails and a birthday crown perched atop her head.
It's confirmed, Baby Bug still remembers us. She came willingly to both Oronzo and I at her party tonight and she smiled every time she saw us. She gave Snuggle Bug and Boo hugs and kisses whenever either of them were near enough for her to reach out and grab them!
Baby Bug had a wonderful turnout for her party. We got to meet some of her extended family and lots of family friends! It was a bit weird when Baby Bug's parents introduced us as "the foster parents" and we had people from the group coming up and thanking us and telling us they were so happy to meet us but everyone was really nice.
The photo book that we gave Baby Bug and her parents as a birthday gift was a big hit! Baby Bug's mom teared up a bit as she looked at it and said, "Finally, she has a baby book!" The book was passed amongst the crowd and admired.
We also gave them a DVD copy of nearly every digital picture that we took of Baby Bug during the time she was with us (I believe there were about 200 pictures) so that they could have as many reprints made as they wanted. Baby Bug's dad thought that was really neat and said his parents were going to be thrilled to be able to sit down and look through the pictures of her as a tiny baby.
I'm so glad I decided on the photo book and picture DVD. Baby Bug's parents were happy to get a bit of Baby Bug's history given to them and we were happy to share.
So, it really happened, even when I doubted it would. We got to attend Baby Bug's 1st birthday party! It was wonderful! I was so happy we were able to be a part of that!