Thursday, May 28, 2009

Allie's 1st Birthday


We're really not having Allie's birthday party until Sunday but I'm one of those that can't let the day go by without having a party on the actual date so that's what we did. Most of the time we don't do the kids parties on the actual day they were born but we do something with just us at home and have cake and they get a couple of their presents..then we do the other stuff on the day of their party. So I haven't done Allie's cake yet..that will be on Sunday..I just did cupcakes yesterday and we had spaghetti for dinner. Allie really hasn't been interested in food yet but spaghetti is one thing that she loves. Daddy came home early from work so we could do Allie's birthday stuff before Lucas' tournament game last night. I tell ya..baseball always gets in the way around our house. We had dinner which she loved and then we did cupcakes. She made a huge mess :) it was so much fun watching her play and she even ate some of it. If she made that big of a mess with a small cupcake we're going to have a colossal disaster zone on Sunday.






After she ate her cupcake she had a bath and then opened two of her presents. She loved opening presents...her attention was easily kept and she opened them like she'd been doing it for years. She got a little phone that you can take off the base and it talks and plays music and a cylinder that she can roll around on the floor. I know they are geared towards crawlers and even though I'm sure won't be crawling much longer..I thought she would love to play with it even as she was learning to walk around too. I saved the rest of her presents for Sunday when we do everything else. I'm excited but have tons to do and have spent the day today trying to get laundry done. We have two baseball parties this weekend on Friday and Saturday and then Allie's party on Sunday so we'll be exhausted by the time it's all over with. I can't believe she's 1...I still can't wrap my mind around it. I look at her and just can't believe that it's been a year since I first laid my eyes on her after she was born. How I ever got this lucky I'll never know but I love it!




19 comments:

theArthurClan said...

I'm the same way! Even if their party is on another day, I have to bake a different cake to use on their real birth date. My kids love it (of course!) :)

She's adorable!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Yeah, I think most of us plan something on the DAY as well as the party...that is kinda interesting isn't it!!!

Well...her little outfit is so cute and I know she loved that cupcake and present!

Happy Birthday Allie!

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Aww... Hope she had a great day and I'm sure she'll love her party! Make sure you enjoy it too!

Lol, Leala has those toys too.. She never cared for the safari crawler thingie... so that is long gone, but she loves the phone.. that's the first toy she plays with each morning. She loves the blow up penguin too! :)

Alicia said...

I love her little outfit!!!!!!!!

You are going to have a very busy weekend!!! Have fun, my friend!

McCrakensx4 said...

I love 1st bday cake pictures! I love her birthday girl shirt...so cute! Have fun on Sunday!

Randi said...

Happy birthday Allie!! I love your "birthday girl" shirt and pink skirt. SO cute. I'm glad you liked your cupcake and made a big mess. I hope you have even more fun at your bigger party! :)

Wow! 1 already! Before I know it, Selah will be 1 too. Where has the time gone?

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

looks like she enjoyed celebrating

Becca said...

aw so so cute! :-) What a fun day for her - I love the cupcake pictures . . . and I am totally impressed with her present opening skillz :-)

ps - yes we are bringing Jayci to camp - I have a feeling it will make for a very different camp experience for me!

Cassie said...

Oh what a big girl! I love the cake smash pictures!

You've been tagged :)

Stacy said...

Yep we always a family dinner and I make that cake on their "real" birthday. They get to pick what they want for dinner.

Her shirt is cute:) She was lovin the cupcakes too.

Shannon said...

That birthday girl outfit is cute! We did cupcakes too for my daughters b-day.
I just love her rolls! My babies have been pretty skinny and I always wanted one with cute baby rolls. I'm jealous!

Jiff said...

so cute! Happy birthday, pretty girl!

He And Me + 3 said...

I love her shirt. So cute. She totally got into the present thing. That is great for a 1 year old. Look out...girls love gifts:)
Can't wait to see the birthday cake pictures. Should be messy fun!

Kelly said...

No matter when the date... the celebration means the same! Great pics!! :o) Happy Weekend!

Staci said...

Oh, I hope she had a great birthday! She is a doll! As for your questions about caring for the tutu... the best thing to do is hang it in the bathroom during a hot shower. Then you can just refluff it with your fingers. If you have a steamer, you could use it as well, just be sure not to get too close. Unfortunatley, tulle won't stand up to the heat of a dryer. Steam is the best. Hope the tutu works out great for her pictures!

Windy said...

I always do the same thing for mine:) I think it's more special with just the family and I can't just let the day go by - especially if the party is on another day!
All of her pics are precious!

Rhiana said...

Happy Birthday Allie! Nothing wrong with a few birthday celebrations ... can only do their little egos good! Who wouldn't want more than one anyway? Heck, Gary used to celebrate the whole month of July and Gracie had 4 separate celebrations last August!

Sneaky Momma said...

Our birthday celebrations usually span a few days, too.
Allie looks like she is an old pro when it comes to being the birthday girl!

Paige said...

Love the outfit! Hope she had a wonderful birthday!