Scarlet is now officially a one year old. Who knew the infamous 'one year old tantrums' start almost immediately?! I won't lie when I say her first birthday was pretty pathetic. Though their importance is very overrated, it's still the duty of every first parent to make a big deal of it because it's the first chance you get to celebrate one very life changing day.
I kept trying to remind Scarlet all day long that it was her birthday but it didn't elicit much reaction. But we went shopping that morning and bought her some presents (some new books and a set of magnetic blocks). I also let her wander around Toys R Us for a good half an hour and she got a kick out of that. She is at the perfect age to do that because all she really wants to do is push all the electronic buttons on all the toys. But she isn't old enough yet to realize that she could in theory take the toys home with her should her mom be generous enough. So she plays until she is bored and we walk out tear-free. These really are the good days.
Our friends Dale and Mindy Warren moved into our apartment that afternoon so we helped them move in a few boxes. Actually Jon helped them while I kept Scarlet from tearing too much of their stuff apart. Then afterwards we ate out with them at the Hash House - Twisted Farm Food. It's a seriously crazy restaurant with the largest serving sizes you have ever seen. The Carruths met us there as well and we were quite the one year old birthday party crowd. At least Jane (the Warren's 6 month old daughter) was there to bring down the median crowd age.
The cutest part about the evening is they brought out Scarlet a watermelon slice with a candle! It was dang good watermelon too...
It was really late when we got home so Scarlet got to enjoy her birthday cake the next day. I think she really liked it though.
Oh and I have to pay tribute to a HUGE victory last weekend. For those of you who haven't heard (or didn't care to know in the first place) the Moses Lake Drill Team went to Nationals in California and place FIRST in kick and hip hop and SECOND in military!!!!! For those not in the dance world, that is huge. They were against like 30 teams in each category and they just killed. The video is already online if you're interested. It's at http://www.varsity.com/vwired/08usa_spirit_dancedrill.asp. You can see their military under large military and the other two routines under exhibition. CONGRATS MOLAHIETTES!!!!