Last Saturday was Marino's birthday party. It was a really special party for us...not only was it a chance to celebrate our amazing boy but also to celebrate lots of the wonderful people in our life who have shared their love, support and prayers for us over this past year. It really has taken a village to raise our child and we're lucky to have all these special people in our lives. We had lots of old friends, like Sonia and Rachel, who have been my friends since we were in high school, and new friends, like Dr. Simon, who was Marino's critical care doctor in the PICU and Lauren, who was my nurse the night Marino was born (and after).
Another very cool part of the party was that people knew each other from the blog! I loved it!! And of course, Marino was spoiled with gifts from all our generous friends and family. He also really liked the "Happy Birthday" singing (both versions that Daddy had us sing). He was pretty indifferent about the cake...he seems to prefer cauliflower!
Note: As always, all the decent looking pictures here were taken by our friend, Dave King. Also, if anyone is looking for a 1st (or 2nd, 3rd, etc) onesie/shirt (some people have asked me about this already), this is where I got Marino's http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6119023