Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Big "1"

I've always cherished first birthdays.  They are such a big celebration to me as SO much change happens in just one short year.  You go from carrying life to a toddling walker in just twelve short months.  We had just moved into our first house when C turned one:

Then there was O:
My favorite memory (besides having to assemble the red wagon twice due to poor attention to the instruction manual, ugh) was Eric giving the girls a "night ride" in the wagon after everyone left.  I can still hear their shrieks of joy.  And yes, all four of our girls have mastered "the shriek" by age 1. :)

Our little M&M:

And our last "first" birthday (sniff):

 It really hit me hard with A turning one, especially since just awhile ago we didn't even know if we were having a boy or girl?  We threw a gender reveal party on the day of the ultrasound.  Such a fun memory and since I had all the decorations we went with this "bee" theme for her first birthday.  This was her invitation:

A week before I attempted to make her own party hat...it didn't want to stay on her head though!

Yup, that should fit! :)

Found this letter "A" for .99 on clearance at Joann's (the corner was chipped)
Big sister

Such sweet faces!

We had a couple of good card readers!

She likes to say "hot"