David and I took Reagan on a date to the circus this past Saturday and it was Fantastic! We loved every minute and so did Reagan! David and I were mesmerized by watching her face light up over and over again as each new act came out. I'm so glad we got to spend this time with just Reagan and make it so very special for her!
An hour before the show, they let people come back and meet the animals up close and talk with the trainers. It was very informative and interesting!
We were also aloud to down on stage floor to meet the performers and participate in some activities. Here's one of the "tall men" that Reagan liked so much. She wasn't in the mood to smile for the camera ALL DAY, but trust me, she had a blast off film. :)
She even got to try on some circus costumes!
The show is starting!!
The tiger act!
My favorite! the elephants!! There were even 2 baby elephants!
And this was on the way home! So tired!! with the pre-show events and the show, it was over 3 hours of fun!
It's been almost 15 months since Eli was born and all the drama that went along with his birth. He was born with a congenital heart defect and had to have open heart surgery when he was 3 days old. It's taken me a long time to put his story together, mainly because it's a lot of work having two kids! Eli's cardiologist gives him a very positive outlook and is hopeful that he will be able to lead the normal life of a little boy. To all our friends, family and strangers who prayed for our sweet boy, Thank you! Here's his story.
We had a Seussical good time at Eli's 1st birthday party!
Eli's birthday banner. It reads Happy Birthday Eli and is made from Dr Seuss fabric. Thank you so much to my good friend Lisa for making such cute stuff! She also made Eli's birthday shirt.
Sorry for the dark picture but the lighting was bad and my camera wouldn't flash... but you get the idea.
Happy Birthday book for people to sign and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish sugar cookies.
Eli's cake and favors.
The Birthday Boy!!
Food...Dr. Seuss style.
We had Yot in a Pot (BBQ meatballs), LoraxTruffula Tree Fruits (raw veggies), Gooey Goo for Chewy Chewing (ranch dip), Three Cheese Trees with Fleas (cheese cubes and raisins-pictured), Beezelnut Splash (iced tea), and Pink Yink Ink Drink (pink lemonaid). So much fun!
Thank you all our friends and family for helping us celebrate Eli's first year! We had an awesome time and we hope you did too!
Eli had a GREAT birthday! He's about 22lbs and walking everywhere! We are so grateful to our Lord for giving us this year with Eli. He is sweet, laid back, happy, smiles all the time, and the most handsome little boy ever! Love you buddy!!