Archive for October, 2011

First Birthday Party

I am amazed at how quickly this first year has gone. You have brought so much JOY, LOVE, and LAUGHTER in our life and home.

I began planning your First Birthday party way too early. I wanted this to be a HUGE celebration. You are worth celebrating.

I decided on an UNO theme after the card game.

Here are your invitations.

Here is your Thank You card.

Your Mopsy and Pops flew from California to celebrate with you.

Your Great Grandma Sophia and Great Aunt Carmen drive down to help with all the set-up.

All the ladies went to the party site to get everything ready for your guests.

Setting up the food

Food Table


We set up a baby food station for your younger guests.

Example of centerpieces

 Your cake table

Your personal cake

Birthday cake with UNO flower topper and UNO flowers on the second tier

The green and black paper bags held coloring books and crayons for the younger guests

Here is the candy bar for the party guests. We used your old baby food jars for everyone to fill up with candy. We made the tops into small mini chalkboards and wrote thank you on them.

Singing Happy Birthday!

Blowing out your first birthday candle

Your Aunt Misty came all the way to celebrate with y0u.

Amber and Baby Katie came to celebrate with you.

Your friends came to celebrate with you.

You enjoyed your cake.

You received a ton of presents.

It was a great party and we had fun celebrating you.

Happy First Birthday!


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One Year Check Up

Sweet Girl,

We went to your 12 month check up on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. We met with Dr. Andrew at 2:30 pm. You weighed in at 21 lbs 2 ounces. You measured 29 inches long. You are in the fiftieth percentile for your height and weight.

You showed the doctor all the neat things you can do. One of the things you showed him is that you can point out your: Nose, ears, head, hair, tongue, mouth and toes. You showed him how you can drink from a straw. The doctor said that you are doing things that 18 month old babies do. You are advanced and developing wonderfully!

Here are your 12 month pictures.

This has been a wonderful year! My life has changed so much since you were brought into this world. I have never loved like I do now. You put a smile on my face every morning!



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