Thursday, October 8, 2009

Matthew's First Birthday

Monday was Matthew's first birthday. It seems like it was just yesterday Eric and I were racing to the hospital when I finally realized I was in labor. On the other hand, I can barely remember what our little family was like before this precious, giggling boy joined us last year. We have been blessed beyond measure.

It was the birthday party that almost never was. 4 out of 5 Greers spent the weekend before with a really nasty stomach bug. Matthew kicked it off on Thursday. I got it about midnight on Friday. Ethan started about 5 am on Saturday and Eric started right at kickoff on Saturday evening. Fortunately Ella was spared. She tends to have a stronger immune system, so when we saw she was ok on Saturday morning, we shipped her off to Mimi and PaPa's to keep her well. We were all better by Sunday morning but it took us another day just to get our strength back. Although we thought we played it safe by pushing back his party, we still managed to share our crud with the Crazy Cousins and poor Aunt Amy :(

We had a great time at the party though. All the cousins played together (and apparently shared germs). Matthew was spoiled with lots of cool gifts. He REALLY enjoyed the cake.

Here is us singing Happy Birthday

Matthew Enjoying Cake

Daddy gets the blame

Now we get to do it all over again in 10 days for Ethan and Ella's 3rd birthday!


Amy said...

Thank you SO much for posting all the sweet videos!!! I almost feel like we were there!

whitney said...

Precious Stephanie! Wish we all lived closer together!