We started the day off yesterday pretty good after a rocky night of sleep. She woke up several times throughout the night. She was pretty busy all day long. We played in the baby lounge, played in the court yard area, and then took a nap to get ready for her birthday party. We had a few families show up to help us celebrate her birthday which was really nice. She had a great time eating her cake and opening a few presents. Then she played with some of the other kids.
Later that night we returned to the baby lounge to play some more. She absolutely loves the walker and will go as fast as she can across the room. Her favorite thing seems to be to grab a beach ball, throw it across the room and then run in the walker to go get it. Over all I think her first birthday was pretty good. The only thing that would have been better would have been if we had her home or at least knew we were in PGN.
Madison had several emails from family wishing her a happy birthday. We know that every single member of her family wishes they were able to celebrate with her and can't wait until she is home forever.
Her cousins Jordan and Landon sent her the birthday greeting below.
Here are a few pictures of the day.
This is a tired baby after a busy first birthday.