Thursday, September 1, 2011

1st Birthday

Our sweet girl turned one nearly a week ago.  We had a GREAT day!  Of course, she woke up early as ever (these days around 6am) but was a happy girl from the very beginning!
A little birthday breakfast (yes, in Christmas pj's!) telling us she's 1!
After breakfast and a little time to play, our sweet babysitter came over to sit with our girl during her morning nap so Mommy and Aunt Christy could go decorate for the big birthday bash that would come the following day.  (On a side note, I adore our sweet Aunt Christy!  She has been such a huge, amazing, wonderful help for our girl's party!)
Once lunch had been gobbled up, Daddy came home early from work to spend some good QT with his precious birthday girl.
The birthday girl with her Daddy!  Again, telling us she's 1! (we'd been working really hard on that)
Nap time gave us time to figure out the birthday dinner plans.  We decided it was only fitting that we begin a birthday tradition at one of our all-time favorite restaurants - Nuevo Laredo!  I ate so many carne asada tacos at Nuevo Laredo when I was pregnant, we were certain our baby was going to come out wearing a sombrero and speaking spanish!
The birthday girl did not like the guacamole but did enjoy the refried beans! Fantastico!
Dinner was yummy as always!  Our girl LOVES people watching!  She is happy as a clam as long as she can check out everything that is going on around her!  After dinner, it was time to head home to open presents and begin our bedtime routine.
Beau looks on as she plays with her new xylophone!
In addition to her new instrument, our girl begins The Music Class next week!  We think she is going to love it and have lots of fun!
Happy birthday sweet girl!  Daddy and I love you so much and we are so proud to be your parents!  We are so thankful that God gave us you!


  1. Happy birthday to our angel baby friend. We are so, so blessed by you. We love you sweet Joy!

  2. Happy belated Birthday little lady!


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