We had a family gathering in Maryland at Grandma and Grandpa Wissmann's House for Chloe's first birthday. This was Chloe's second party, which is probably unnecessary for a 1 year-old, but since we are now living within driving distance of our families we thought we would enjoy it while we can. Who knows when we will be close enough again to do that! Such is Navy life... Once you have children it becomes even harder to live away from family. We have this wonderful little girl that we want to share with our family and friends.
Many thanks to my Mom and Dad for hosting and providing a "great spread" for Chloe, and thanks so much to our aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and great-grandparents for attending and helping us celebrate. Thanks to Granny & Pop-pop Donnelly, Uncle Ryan and Cousin Paige for making the trip from NY and NJ to see us.
Unfortunately I did not get many photos of the evening. Chloe had caught my cold and was really not feeling up to all the new people and festivities, so my arms were tied all night in holding her. Here are a few for you to see.