Mallory officially turned 1 year old on August 21st, 2010. It was a big day around Yokota Air Base too- it is the same weekend as Friendship Festival. That is where seriously THOUSANDS of Japanese people come on base and look at lots of various airplanes, eat food, drink beer (among other things) and watch some flying demos. It is H.O.T. outside, but fun to walk around and see everything going on. Various organizations on base have booths selling everything from tshirts to gatorade, and it is a big fundraiser for the Yokota community.Last year we missed it- I was busy birthing a baby. So this year, we went to go see what it was all about. But of course, Mallory wore her Birthday Girl onesie and got a little special attention too.
And some other planes from various airbases around Asia.
Mallory passed out while we were walking around- too much excitement for one little birthday girl I guess :)
When we got home, it was time from presents from family. Her official birthday party was the next weekend (because of Friendship Fest) but we still had to celebrate with our family on her actual day.
Sweet Becca and Mike sent me a book about Japan, after visiting us here a few months earlier. So nice of them!
After all the gifts were opened, I posed for a few pics to show off my shirt (made by Mommy of course).
Thank you sweet Mallory for giving me the very, very best year of my life. You put a smile on our faces every single day and are so blessed to have you in our lives. We love watching you grow and change and learn new things- we can't wait to see what the next year, and the rest of your life holds. Thank you for being the most wonderful little girl in the world. We love you so much. Happy Birthday!