Noah turned one year old on Thursday, January 17th, 2008. It's hard to believe he is one already! We celebrated his 1st birthday party on Saturday, January 19th, 2008 at noon at our house in Champaign. We invited our families to the party-Mom and Dad Springer (who live near), Mom and Dad Gingerich (from Iowa), Sonia's sister Andrea (A.K.A "Squirt" Auntie from Indiana), and Grandma and Grandpa Springer from Fisher, IL were able to celebrate with us. Unfortunately, my brother Ryan, who had to work the weekend because of tax season, could not join us. My sister-in-law Nisha, nephews Rohan and Levi, and niece Anika visited my parents, but unfortunately could not join us for the party because of Noah's intestinal bacteria, which is contagious if children are exposed! (Here is a photo of Noah trying his first birthday cake...I think he got more on himself than in his tummy!)
We were given a 1st birthday bib from Sonia's friend Johnna from Indiana. She sent it to us since she didn't need it anymore! Here Noah is posing for us getting ready for the delicious cake!
The theme for the party was Elmo. Sonia bought Elmo birthday hats, an Elmo table cloth, and Elmo paper plates and cups. Noah started watching Sesame Street in the mornings several weeks ago and he LOVES Elmo! Sonia couldn't resist getting Elmo everything!! Here Sonia, Noah, and I are showing off the Elmo hats!