Thursday, April 29, 2010

Addy in One-derland

We had the big 1st birthday celebration this past weekend, after 2 months of planning and weeks of preparation, it all just fell into place the last couple days. I was inspired by the 1st birthday that Lark & Lola threw for her daughter Eisley. I'm going to post A.LOT. of pictures, be prepared! (click to enlarge)

First, decorations.

The banner


Welcome Wreath

Close up of the wreath.
Lark & Lola gives a GREAT tutorial for the wreath. It was very simple to follow and turned out awesome, even for me, the girl who THINKS she's super crafty, but really isn't.

The people that helped us celebrate

The dress

The cake(made it myself, my first attempt at fondant, not too shabby me thinks)


annnnd in the eye...

The Fun

Addy and Daddy(because of course there are NO pictures of Addy and I from that day)

Addy had a great time and I hope all that attended did as well. I'm off to do thank you notes!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Big ONE

I have so many thoughts running through my head about how I feel about Addy turning 1. So many emotions, so many memories, so many things I want to say that if I write it all here it would take forever, and really no one would want to read it. So for now, I'm just going to show all the awesome pictures from yesterday. Since her party is actually next Saturday we just did small things to celebrate with her, even though she won't remember. I will and really it's just Jeff and I celebrating that we all made it to ONE...alive! :)

"Hi mom! I'm ONE! Can you believe it?"

We got changed out of pjs and got our 12 MonthDay pictures done
She just had to have her foot in the picture

 I made funky pancakes for breakfast
and hope to make it a birthday tradition

She enjoyed them
side note: I cut the portion out to get an inside picture of the pancakes, but realized I should have taken a picture of them with her first then took the picture, especially since the inside picture didn't even turn out that well. oh well. live and learn

Then we did some acrobatics with Dad

I made cupcakes for after a meeting at Jeff's work

We invited some of our friends that were at the meeting over for a cupcake or two. This is Alana. She is the sweetest little girl and the 2 just adore each other.


She loved it!

And ate the whole thing

Those were the exciting parts of our day, the rest was the usual, naps and running around making mom crazy. I'm hoping to update later with my one year letter to her and the rest of her 12 MonthDay pictures! See you then. ;)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday(sorta)

Happy Birthday my little lady! 
We made it to 1!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy 11 MonthDay!

So I'm a little late posting this(as per usual), she's been 11 months for 3 weeks now, she's really closer to a year than 11 months, but I'm writing this as I would on the day I took the pictures, which I was good about and actually took on her 11 MonthDay(3/14).

My little munchkin, my giggle monster, my little weirdo, my ray of sunshine, my dear dear Addy, has it been 11 months already? I swear yesterday I was holding you in the hospital wishing your daddy could be there with us, hoping I would do right by you for many years to come, hoping we would both survive to your 1st year. Well little one, we're almost there, easy-peasy from there on out right?

I'm amazed everyday with how smart and curious you are. You learn something new everyday, even if it's that we don't use Kahlua as a chair because she will dart so fast from under you that you will fall on your bottom and wonder how you got there. You are the curious of kitties and want to know how everything works and how you can use it to your benefit.

You're looking and acting like your Daddy more and more each day. You are a goof ball to the core and a dare devil to boot. Everything is your stepping stool, even your baby doll's head, the baby doll that your Great Gramma Jo gave you(Sorry Gramma), the baby doll that she custom crochet all the clothes for. Books are stepping stones to get to toys that are higher up on your toy shelf. You like to try and crawl head first off of mom and dad's bed in the morning, thankfully mom is a little quicker than you and she usually catches you by the ankle before your noggin hits the floor.
You are one of the sweetest little girls, you randomly come up to mom throughout the day and give me giant bear hugs and slobbery wet kisses. You share your toys with me and try to share your lunch. You get so excited when daddy comes home from work. You run to the gate that keeps you from wandering around the kitchen and throw your arms up just waiting to be picked up and lay some lovins on him. Your head instantly goes down on his shoulder, and mommy's heart melts.

You become a toddler next month. I'm not ready yet, although I know you are. You've been ready for a while. If it's okay with you though, I'll still think of you and call you my baby, even when you're 11 and ask me not to call you that in front of your friends. I love you little Miss. Thank you for being the wonderful little girl that you are.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

from our little chick-a-dee

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Oh A Hunting We Will Go

Easter egg hunting that is. We took Addy to our community's Easter egg hunt. There was quite a turn out of little ones, and Addy had so much fun watching the other kids and finding a couple eggs.

Waiting to start

Off she goes

Found her first egg! Although apparently she went for a leaf instead of the egg, dad had to help her out a little

Let's get more eggs dad!

All done, 'inspecting' out loot

I can't wait till next year when she can really have fun in the hunt