Monday, July 30, 2007

Party Time!

Mia's first birthday party was a hit! She had loads of fun and was so sweet and lively even though she was running on fumes because she'd only had a 30 minute nap before the party. She was too excited to sleep. She had visits from grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, and friends. Some of the fun gifts included her Elmo riding toy, books, a Leap Frog Lilly counting doll, a toolbench, a ton of clothes, her very own remote, a piggy bank that plays "It's a Small World", and some cash to start her very own savings account.

She LOVED her cake. When we put it down in front of her she didn't quite know what to think. She stuck one little finger in the icing and tasted it and liked what she had in front of her. She was careful to savor every bite and was so dainty with it. She eventually got both hands in it and started getting actual cake. The sugar in her system erased all signs of her needing a nap but she crashed shortly after that. She was such an angel all big surprise there.

She had a great first birthday. It was a special day for mommy, too. One of my Babyfit friends described her son's first birthday as being better than her own. I couldn't have said it better myself. She seemed to have changed so much over the past two days. She just "looks" and acts older. Since her birthday, she has been walking more on her own and her daddy FINALLY got to see it. We are so proud of her. Enjoy the pictures!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Happy Birthday, Mia Pia!

Where does the time go? Really? It feels like just yesterday that I was lying in a hospital bed gazing at this amazing little person that I had just given birth to only a few short hours before. It sort of felt like a dream at the time. Dreams do come true and she is living proof. This has been a truly blessed year. Mia started her birthday off early at 6:30 this morning. I walked into her room singing 'Happy Birthday'. She liked that. As she was having breakfast (banana pancakes and yogurt) I looked up at the clock right at 8:43 and we sang 'Happy Birthday' to her again. She is getting the hang of the birthday song and has figured out it IS all about HER! She had a short birthday nap. I think she is too excited about her party. I will post party pictures later. We have some birthday celebrating to do right now. Here are some updates and pictures. We will see you later.

Although you can not tell from this picture because her cute little tongue is in the way, our big girl has 14 teeth! Tooth #13 broke through on Tuesday and #14 quickly followed the next day! And I have the nerve to wonder why she has trouble sleeping sometimes. Who wouldn't?! She is a big girl and rarely complains.

Her newest thing is with the headband. She was in the bathroom with me one day and she needed something to play with so I handed her a headband of mine. As some of you may know, she likes to hold onto things...always has. Well, this headband is now a daily part of her playing, sleeping, and eating routine. LOL! She will find it on the floor as she is crawling around and will stop to pick it up, sit up and proceed to get it "just right" on her head. Then, she will go about her business. She has taken naps while wearing it. She eats meals while wearing it. It has even become a part of the nighttime routine when we are in the glider reading. I slip it off her head once she has calmed down and is just about asleep. She is so funny.

I may have mentioned how much she likes to play in the refrigerator and the freezer. If she is in the living room playing and she hears me open one of the doors, she will make a bee-line for the kitchen. This also applies to the dishwasher. She likes to "help" me unload and load the dishes. The kitchen has never been MORE fun. She brightens everything in life!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Full of Personality


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Devilish grin
My daddy says playing in the freezer isn't very "green", but I sure love to plunder in there.

Mmmm, taters.

Dinner with Aunt Sandra

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

4th of July

Happy 4th of July!