Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Amelia's First Birthday

Amelia celebrated her first birthday yesterday and even though the day was busy, she had a blast. She loved hearing the happy birthday song, so we sang that song throughout the day. We had a few neighbors and friends over for some cake and ice cream. Suzanne and Stuart surprised us by stopping by on their way home from Vegas. Nathan had to work late on her birthday and he was really bummed about it. Luckily he made it home to see her eat her cake (which is always the best part of a party). We can't wait to celebrate some more this weekend with family. Life with a toddler has officially begun.

Our neighbor gave Amelia a baby sock monkey, for those of you that know Nathan you know that sock monkeys are his least favorite thing, so that was pretty funny.
Nathan made Amelia a log cabin out of a box. He believes all kids need are a box to have fun, he was right. Amelia loves playing in her cabin. Her favorite thing to do is to look at her birthday cards in the cabin.
Amelia unsure of the smash cake. I think she was experiencing some performance anxiety.
After a few tastes she realized "hey this is yummy!"

Pretty happy and running on a sugar high.

She loved opening presents
The owl cake I made
Amelia's owlet smash cake

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A few pictures are better than none

I can add photos again!!! perhaps my whining to the blogging universe paid off because my toolbar is back and I can add photos again. WAHOO! so here are some photos from our spring break fun:
Amelia and I going down the slide, she loved it.
Amelia loves to up and down the stairs, over and over and over again.
Amelia and Tia jumping and rolling around on the air mattress
Amelia and Tia chillin in the car
Me, Amelia, Joanna and Tia at the dinosaur museum

Spring Break!

After college you no longer get to experience the lovely week of spring break. In fact, I didn't even know it was spring break week until a friend told me. You might be wondering why I'm mentioning spring break because it no longer applies to us, but the most wonderful thing happened to me over spring break. My bestie of a best friend Joanna drove 6 hours to visit, along with her little girl Tia and Momma Maria. They are like my second family. I was so excited to see them that it felt like christmas, I was bouncing off the walls and didn't sleep a wink the night before they arrived. We had beautiful warm weather and we took full advantage of it. Playing at the park and soaking up the nice warm sun. Tia shared her love of dinosaurs with Amelia and we even took them to a dinosaur track museum. Amelia got her first dinosaur toy, of course she picked out a ferocious T-Rex. She loves carrying him around and chewing on him. I was sad to see them go, after trying unsuccessfully to have them live permanently in our guest room and bribing them with cupcakes. Grad school called Joanna home. I'll see them again soon so it was more of a see ya later.

Well I really wanted to upload some photo's to this post but Blogger isn't letting me! What gives?! Well that is frustrating. On a side note, Amelia has taken 3 steps but would prefer to crawl or cruise along the furniture instead of walking. Her birthday is in two weeks and then I will officially have a toddler. I cannot believe how fast time has flown by. I will have to make another post later with more updates and hopefully photos because I'm slightly grumpy at Blogger. GRrrrr....