Bryan and I cannot believe that our baby turned 1 today. We missed Grandma Bert, Eric, and the the Michigan, Utah, and Florida crews who were not able to attend. We were able to enjoy the evening grilling out with Avery's Great-Grandmas Prater and Bevins, Grandma and Grandpa Bevins, Aunt Sarah, and Uncles Mark, Alex, and Sam. Avery's 7 month-old cousin Ella and her parents Bruce and Mary were also on hand for the festivities. Avery enjoyed getting a lot of attention and presents. She received many books, which are a favorite toy, a crawl-through Dora tunnel, a baby doll, a baby stroller, and clothes. With the main obligation for photos being capturing the birthday girl destroying the cake and making a mess . . . we succeeded. Unfortunatly, these pictures came after we calmed her down from burning her finger on the flame of her lone candle, which she grabbed first. Happy Birthday Avery!