Saturday, February 07, 2009

Happy First Birthday to My Baby Girl!

I can't believe that my sweet little Princess turned one yesterday! Today was all about celebrating with our family and closest friends! We had a GREAT day! Marleigh has just the most precious little spirit! Her personality is contagious, and she is developing more and more into a little lady every single day! Of course as any mom would do, I have to brag! Marleigh has added more words to her vocab. since last posting, but one thing really takes the cake . . . . Marleigh read her first word this week -- with NO help or picture cues! She is now able to read "dogs" . . . After reading the word, she chimes in of course with "woof, woof, woof!" Mommy was blown away and Daddy didn't believe it until he came in Thursday evening and out of all her words, that was the one she read by herself! We love you little stinker! You are a smart little cookie, and we will always Thank God for sending you to us!

Thought I would start out with some of many pictures made by our dear friend Josh over at Princess and the Pea!


Today's party was just plain out AWESOME! It's times like this that I am reminded at how blessed I am to have the most supportive Family and Friends that a girl could have! It was incredible to be surrounded by all of those that mean so much to us and who love our kiddos unconditionally!

The cake table

Closer Look

Favors and Autograph Bank
For favors I gave personalized aprons to the kiddos!
Tim and I put Marleigh's handprint on the Pig!

Table Decor
Everyone had a fit over my table decor! I used shallow glass bowls with styrofoam covered in tissue paper. We filled the bowl with curly ribbon, and used two-bite browines that we decorated with icing to look like cupcakes. We completed the look with sprinkles and an M&M to look like a cherry! Of course M for Marleigh! ;) We used bamboo skewers to serve them. The guests loved them and they were quickly eaten! :) Thanks MOM for all your help with these! (It was mom's idea to use the curly ribbon! and she curled it all and covered the styrofoam for me!)
High ChairEating some hot dog with Daddy

The Princess

Getting Started after a little encouragement from Davis!

Surprised Mama is not cleaning and feeding her!

This was taken moments before she tried to grab my hair! :)
Getting ready to be bathed!

One last shot with Mommy and Daddy

The Remnants
Opening gifts with Mommy!

Marleigh got some great gifts and some incredibly adorable Spring/Summer outfits! Mommy was excited about the new wardrobe as it was greatly appreciated!

At home tonight enjoying new toys and her rocking chair from Nana and Papa

Taking care of her new American Girl Bitty Baby from Us, while chilling in her new chair from Mimi and Pops!
Sharing with Bubba!

Davis showing off his cupcake that he decorated at Sissy's party!

I have been so emotional the past few days! I can't believe my baby isn't a baby anymore! Of course she and Davis will always be my babies! Everything is so surreal as a year ago seems like yesterday! I remember the excitement, the joy, and Oh...the PAIN! ;)

Mommy loves you Princess!


Alison said...

Amanda, your kids are adorable! That looks like it was a fabulous party! My baby girl will be one on April 19 and it is coming way too fast. I hope you don't mind I linked to your blog. It's great to catch up with you!

Andrea said...

Happy 1st Birthday Marleigh. Looks like your mom outdid herself once again with a fabulous party for you. So sorry we had to miss it : (

JCMommy07 said...

Everything was wonderful yesterday! Thanks for inviting us to share the special day with Marleigh. I can't believe how much she has grown up! We had a great time!

Cecilia said...

Too cute! I love her pictures and her party looks like lots of fun.

The Partins said...

The party was so much fun!!!! I will post some pics of the kiddos tonight.

melanie said...

Josh did a great job capturing Miss Marleigh's sweet personality. She is beautiful. I heard how great the party was and by the pictures I have to say I agree. You did an awesome job!

Happy 1st Birthday Marleigh!!!

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