Friday, June 26, 2009

1 Year Check Up

On Tuesday, Mommy and Grammy took me for my 1 year check up.  My doctor was very impressed with how well I was doing.  I think I weigh 21 pounds, 10 ounces (though this is not an exact weight because I wouldn't sit still long enough) and am 29 1/2 inches long.  I have grown an entire foot and gained 16 pounds this year.  Wow, that is impressive!  I'm a big girl now!

Here is me before we left, minding my own business and admiring our new swing in my new dress that my Aunt Kristin bought me
And looking cute under the table (I think I should be a Baby Gap model ;)
Then I went to the doctor and they gave me FOUR shots.  OUCH!!!!!!  But, after I got up from my nap, Mommy took me to see my pal Margaret (she is the daughter of Mommy's lifelong friend, Rebecca).  I see many playdates ahead in our future.  Too bad she lives so far away!  I was showing Margaret how to play with her toys. 
After we got home from our play date, Mommy let me play in my favorite outfit - my birthday suit!  Here is my climbing in the chair that Gangi and Pop Pop gave me for my birthday.
And playing with my new popper that Grammy gave me.

Daddy is out of town on a business trip so Mommy has been pretty tired all week, but we are going to visit some of her college buddies this week, so I'm super excited.  

Monday, June 22, 2009

1st Birthday Photo Shoot!

After my party, I took a long nap, so I was much happier.  Uncle Andrew and Aunt Kelly came back over so Aunt Kelly could take my picture.  She is so talented (it doesn't help that she had such a pretty girl to take the pictures of ;).  

Here is me with my new outfit that Grammy made for my birthday

Then Aunt Kelly's camera ran out of battery so while it was charging up, I did a little wardrobe change into the new dress Mommy and Daddy got me for my birthday.  

And last, but not least, I posed on the fence.  Look how grown up I look!

Thanks SO much Aunt Kelly for taking my picture.  You did an awesome job!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yesterday was my birthday, but I had to wait until today to celebrate, since it is Saturday.  Mommy decided on a duck theme since that was one of my first words (of course after she decided on the theme, I quit saying the word ;).  Check out all the cool stuff at my party.  Here is the duck cake that Mommy worked really hard on and stressed over for days.  Great job Mommy, it is awesome!
Here are the cupcakes Mommy made in case we ran out of duck cake.  
Here are my duck sandwiches that Uncle Andrew and Aunt Kelly made for the party.  They were super tasty and we have plenty left over if anyone wants some duck PB&J sandwiches.  Thanks Uncle Andrew & Aunt Kelly!
Mommy & Daddy even spent the last month making duck ice.  
Here is Mommy and Daddy showing me all they had done for me.  I'm confused - this sure is a lot of ducks!
I even have a duck shirt on that says 'I'm 1'
Before cake time, I went around to see everyone that had come to my party.  Here is me and my buddy, Julia
And then I went to see Gracen in Rylie's kennel
And then it was cake time.  Everyone sang Happy Birthday to Me!
Then, Mommy cut off the head of the duck and gave it all to me.  Believe it or not, I didn't really care about eating cake.  
But Julia wanted to help me with my duck head.
Ok, I will at least try it
Daddy, do you want some?
And then it was present time!!!!!!!  I got so many cool presents - thanks everybody!  Here is my opening my new keyboard from Grammy.  Cool!
I was tired from all the festivities, so Daddy opened my next gift.  Grammy made me 3 outfits, wow!  Thanks Grammy!
Gangi & Pop Pop got me my very own chair.  I can't wait to play with all my new toys in my cool chair!
And then Gracen gave me a microphone.  It is definitely Daddy's favorite gift!
Thanks everyone for all my presents!
Then we all went outside to play with my new swing that Mommy & Daddy bought me, but that Uncle Andrew was so nice to hang for me.  He had to cut back a bunch of limbs and go to Lowe's to get a chain.  Thanks Uncle Andrew, Mommy & Daddy - this swing is cool!
Then Gracen took a turn.  I think she liked it too.
And finally I rode around the yard in my car.  
Oh wow, what a fun day.  Thanks to everyone who came to my party - I had a blast!
After my 2 1/2 hour nap, Uncle Andrew and Aunt Kelly came and took my picture again - I will post pictures soon.  Good night everyone - I'm tired!  Thanks to everyone who made my birthday a special one!