Monday, May 3, 2010

Derby Day!

Despite torrential downpours, our Derby Party was a success!  I was really bummed that we couldn't run races in the backyard this year, but the company was so nice and the food was delicious (and plentiful) so everyone was happy to stay inside, watch the coverage of the day at the track, and play with baby Sylvia!  As it turns out, I wasn't able to snap any pictures unless I handed the baby over to someone else, and when I handed her to someone else, well she was just so darn cute that I had to take a picture and...well, you see where this is going.  I only have pictures of my kid.  No pictures of our guests (unless they were holding my kid) and no pictures of the glorious food or the beautiful derby pie or the winner of the Horse Piss Beer (Trip won it for having the last place horse).  I'm sorry, I've learned my lesson.  Here are the few pics I have and unless I told you it was Derby Day, you'd have no idea.

Erin spent lots of time loving on the baby.  And she offered to babysit, which might backfire on her because we will probably take her up on it a bit too often!

Megan and Emily.  These ladies have all the dirt on Me Before Baby.  Can't you see how they're just dying to tell her all about what Mommy did in college?  Yipes!

Sylvia gets awfully cozy with Aunt Emily!

Aaaand, that's it.  I have three good pictures of my baby with three other people.  What you can't see are the fifteen other people who showed up to meet Sylvia and share the greatest two minutes of sports!  Oh, by the way, when we all sang My Old Kentucky Home I got very emotional about Sylvia's first Derby Party.  I looked at her and I looked at all of our friends and I decided it was one life's special moments.  These are the people who get to watch her grow and share in all the joys of childhood with her.  Isn't she lucky?


Meredith said...

I cried during "My Old Kentucky Home" this year as well. Motherhood makes us suckers for sap, I guess.

Pocket said...

I think that song would be really hard to get through if you weren't in KY! I always think about our friends and family "far away" when I hear it!

Rachael Koontz said...

Glad you all had a fun party!