Finally, I’ve had enough energy and time (at the same time ) to post the pictures from Sullivan’s birthday!
First, our announcement as our guests arrived:
(notice my inflated stick-belly and the words BABY! with an arrow – needless-to-say – all my siblings were shocked! And excited)
On w/Mr. One Year Old:
Aunt Roni did an A-MA-ZING job with this cake! We are so thankful that she shares her talents with us!
It wouldn’t be a family picture if someone wasn’t posing at the right time with the right expression
Out of the 10 (soon to be 11) Merkle grandkids – the 6 bigs were having a hilarious time playing on the hammock
And our sweet, sweet, Virginia – she got Sullivan the CUTEST stuffed kitten – he went crazy when he opened it, grabbing it and throwing himself on top of it and rubbing his face against the fur 🙂
Plus, I got some great shots of them together on this special day
Yay! Slightly better family picture…
Bushie (Grandma Kari) made this one-of-a-kind onesie to celebrate Sul’s big day! Check out her Etsy shop HERE to order something of your own 🙂 And to end the Sullivan post……..a picture he isn’t even in……just all the gals – we’re usually only all together 2 times a year – what a special treat that the Alabama family could swing by on their way to Illinois for our big event!
We love you, little one-year-old!
Since that big day you’ve gotten 3 more teeth, starting standing, AND started walking! What else do you have in store for us?!