Baby Steps 3K and Violet's 1st Birthday Party

Last weekend was Violet's 1st birthday.  It was also the Baby Steps 3K which supports the Children's Hospital NICU unit.  When we received the postcard in the mail a few months back, we knew we had to do it.

We recruited walkers and cash donations and we are quite happy to report that we blew our first year goals out of the water.  We were hoping for 25 walkers and had 30, while we were hoping to raise $1000, the combined efforts of all on Team Violet raised $2539.00!!!  Out of the 87 teams fundraising, Team Violet came in 3rd place!!! 

Megan and Violet were all smiles at the beginning of the walk

Team Violet prepping our uniforms

Super Hero Capes for all the Kids

The weather was perfect for a nice 3K walk

Don't forget about the hair spray paint!

High Five Auntie Missy

The group passing by the Grandstand

We did it!!!

Violet crossing the "finish line"

Following the walk, we invited family and friends over to join in celebrating Violet's first year of life.  The weather was great, the cake was good, and the family and friends all caught up on what has happened since we were all together last.

Trinity with the birthday girl

Angelina and Sylvia checking out her new Strawberry Shortcake dolls

This is a big bite!

The whole gang enjoying cake around the table...
while the parents try to enjoy some quite time on the lawn.

Thanks again to all who participated and donated to this very important cause.