Saturday, August 22, 2009

What a great idea!

She made a play kitchen out of an old TV entertainment center.

You can see it went from old entertainment center to awesome play kitchen Here

Summer fun!

Posing with Grandpa.
Eating Abbotts Custard!

Ummm don't take that away mom!!

Prancing around the front yard

Makin' waves in the pool

Trying to get a drink!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Emily!

Emily turned One on 8.8.09!  She woke up in an excellent mood and was a happy kid the entire day.  She must have known it was her day to shine.  
She took a great nap before all the guests arrived at 1 pm for her party.  We invited about 75 people and had about 55 show up to our new home.  We had a cookout with BBQ chicken, baked beans, potato salad, fresh fruit, orzo salad and my MIL's famous rice.  The food was delicious!  
Then it was time for cake.  I made a ladybug cake and a giant cupcake that was almost the size of Emily!  I think it was bigger than her head for sure.  It took me about 5 hours to complete the cakes from batter to the frosting from scratch.  Emily dove right into the cupcake as we sang Happy Birthday to her.  Then I gave her a smaller cupcake to "smash" into.  She ate the entire thing, frosting and all.  She is just like her momma; loves her sweets!!  Check out the video!
She LOVED it!!!

When it came time for gifts, she could care less.  She got a tiny folding chair that she practiced getting in and out of for the duration of the gift opening.  She took a few dives and the crowd let out some gasps.  Emily just giggled. Daddy was supposed to be watching her :0).

Then at about 6 pm after everyone left, my mom, cousin, aunt, Emily and I went to the mall for a shopping excursion and then we stopped at Cold Stone for some Ice cream, as if we didn't have enough sweets that day!  We didn't get home until 10:30 pm!  Emily was awake the entire time, having a blast.