It didn't take much for me to convince myself to take the day off work to spend the whole day with Addy doing everything she loves. We napped, ate waffles, banana's and french fries, read books and played with all her new toys and...
Went to the mall and played in the play area, rode the carousel!
Made a bunny at Build A Bear Workshop
Yahoo! I love birthdays!
We had such a wonderful day together and am looking forward to celebrating many more!
One more fun thing, Addy's picture was on Fox 4 News!
We absolutely cannot believe that she is one year old!! Where in the world did the time go? Its been one of the hardest and most special years of my whole life. So much to learn, so much adjustment and most of all SO much new love!
We celebrated her one year birthday at Monkey Bizness since I knew that we were inviting a lot of kids and there was no way I could entertain all of them at our house in 30 degree weather with rain and snow...yes I said snow! Its like Spring is never coming!
We had a fabulous time, Addy played great on the slides and eating her cake. It was just about nap time so we were surprised how well she did. I made 6 dozen cupcakes and icing from scratch. I am insane I know and I don't think that I am ever doing it again! No more attempting to be super mom, I will leave the baking up to the pros! I have to admit though I did cry once for a few seconds during her party. Once I heard all of our friends and family singing Happy Birthday to her I lost it! It just hit me like a ton of bricks and I had a hard time containing myself but I pulled through and was able to carry on hoping no one would notice!
We are incredibly thankful for our wonderful friends and family for coming to the party, it meant so much to us that everyone was able to come and wow did Addy get a lot of great gifts! Tons of adorable new clothes, hats, sunglasses, puzzles, books, a wagon, a horse, a princess car, and so much more! She loves all of her new stuff so much she has forgotten about her old toy basket!
Here are some, okay a lot of pictures from her cupcake themed party...
If you know anything about my family you know the Bartle Hall Auto Show is an annual tradition. My dad gets free tickets from work every year and literally I think I have gone to this every year since I was born! No matter what, pregnant and all, we always go! We have shared great memories there, from my Mom wandering off and getting lost and us spending at least half our time there playing Where's Waldo Mom, Rachel's hands getting rashy from all the chemicals on the pamplets and how I used to cart every single piece of paper, brochure and bag home from this event when I was little and I would keep it all hoarded under my bed until the next years new papers, brochures and bags came along to replace them. So funny! This year Addy had her first experience and loved it. Even though she has been under the weather she still enjoyed all of the lights, people and getting in all the cars! She was a real trooper!
"Grandpa.....pay attention...... I see something over there I want!!!"
March has started out to be a nightmare so far! Poor Addy has been suffering from croup, an upper respiratory infection, RSV, croup again and now a double ear infection. The sick little girl hasn't really been well since Christmas, this winter has been brutal for her! The latest RSV has by far been the toughest. She has been on breathing treatments every 4 hours for a week and is finally today starting to get better. Mat also ended up with the flu, its by far the sickest I have ever seen him in 11 years! Horrible for all involved! So needless to say Mommy is ready for a vacation! Summer is right around the corner thank goodness!!!