We have so much to celebrate and be thankful for! Voss Philip is one year old! We made it! So far, it feels like that first year is the most difficult. Adapting to a larger family size, a new person, around the clock nursing, frequent doctor visits for check-up and shots, keeping them out of harm...oh all this while also parenting THREE other children AND being a supportive spouse! Not an easy deal thus the need for some celebrating! We started the cold week at the alligator farm on MLK day. Phil and Ellie were both off so we went as a fun family day with the MOPS play date. That meant, Phil was there with a bunch of moms and kids. We had lots of ballet lessons, hot chocolate, a make-up golf lesson, I did a 10.9 mile run, party planning, furniture buying and house organizing! And all of a sudden, it's Voss's first Birthday! Ellie had the day off so she helped with the party planning. It was a rainy morning but we braved it with rain coats and rode the sky way downtown to the candy shop. We met the Mitchell's for lunch. The girls filled boxes of candy. Super fun! That afternoon the Reinsteins came to town. The girls performed ballet for them until the pizza arrived! Birthday pizza for dinner! That night Phil picked his parents and sister up from the airport. They went out to a nice, late family dinner at Black Sheep. We woke up on Saturday morning to bacon and pancakes! Yay, Abu! After breakfast, we took our circus to the circus! A little crazy, to do that right before a Birthday party, but you know that's how we roll. We had 85 people here to celebrate Vossy boy! It was a high of 44 degrees that day. Luckily, we discovered that the bounce house fits in the garage so we turned it into a kid zone- ball pit, riding toys and all. We had a guitarist come play and a keg and hot chocolate too! It was super fun! We did a mac and cheese bar. We're so thankful for all the people in our lives who helped us make it through this year! If you weren't one of the 85 people at the party, please don't be upset. There's a good chance you'll be at a Bravo party this season. We have another one next weekend! Today is another cold, recovery day. Whew! Happy Birthday, Voss! We love you!