As I mentioned earlier, Maggie had a few birthday celebrations this year. We got to celebrate her first year in Tennessee with Brandon's family. Brandon and Maggie celebrated on her actual birthday (while I was in Indiana for work) with his dad and his family in Illinois. And finally, once our travels had concluded, we celebrated with a small group of friends in our home.
It was a special celebration and we invited friends who had been an important part of her life this first year. Because most of them had older or no children, we decided to do something a bit unusual for a one year old's birthday; we had a Sole Hope Shoe Cutting Party.
For the first hour of the party, we cut fabric that will be sent to Uganda and made into shoes for children who do not have them to protect their feet from jiggers (a nasty sand flea that burrows into their feet).
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen these photos there. For more info on how you can host your own shoe cutting party, go to Sole Hope Party and order a party packet!
After we had cut enough fabric for six pairs of shoes, we had dinner and ate cake!
As you can see, she knows exactly what to do with that cupcake!