Wow, I can't believe Penelope is 1. That year really went by fast. It is so hard for me to even imagine life without her- it feels like she has always been around.
Yesterday we decided to head out to church on our bikes. To our surprise it started to thunder storming right before we were about to leave. As crazy at it was to carry 3 kids soaking wet in the rain and have wet bikes all over our newly mopped floor, I wouldn't have had it any other way. Our friend (and soon to be new roommate) was riding back with us to have birthday dinner and all 6 of us were singing "Happy Birthday" as loud as we could while biking in insane rain. I will never forget that birthday memory- and can't wait to tell Penny every year about what we did on her first birthday.
Of course Penny loved her birthday cupcakes. I loved that we were surrounded by good friends that love Penny so much.
A funny thing that she adapted yesterday was to smile for the camera. She has never done that before, and i think that it is just fabulous. I remember Jane making the cutest most crinkly beautiful faces for the camera- she would eat it up.
I don't think a 1 year old's birthday would be complete without a birthday bath to wash away all the chocolate. I think that was maybe only the 1st or 2nd time she has ever had the whole bath to herself. She loved it.