On her actual birthday, the 22nd, we spent the day just the 3 of us. Merit woke up around 6:45am and Kev and I took her a balloon and sang "Happy Birthday" as we went into her room to get her. She was highly confused, but we had fun. We then went to church and took Merit to the zoo.
We had planned on it being at the park, but the weather didn't cooperate with us. It was around 50 degrees, so our good friends, the Harrisons, offered to let us have the party at their house since our apartment is a bit too small for such an occasion. Here is the awesome family to which we will be forever grateful...
We didn't really have a theme for Merit's party. If there was one, I think it would be "spring". :) My mom helped me make her cake. I had SO much fun planning and preparing for her party. I am already excited about party #2!
Although we had to switch locations, we had a great turnout and a really fun time. Merit was all over the place and loved every second! Here is a video of everyone singing to her, followed by the rest of the party pics.
(for a few more pics, you can go to my facebook album)