Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

1.  Hopefully a second shot at birthday cake today was better received!   Happy Birthday Jimmy!
2.  Kelsea was quite a fan of the jumper at Jimmy's party.  
3.  Happy belated Valentine's Day!
4.  Lorelei is 29.5 inches tall and 20 pounds 2 ounces, just 1/2 inch taller and 2 ounces bigger than Kelsea was at one.

5.  Lorelei's official one year photo.  I hope our next baby is born during normal waking hours.
6.  And her not so happy face when I greeted her with "Happy Birthday to you" 
7.  How Lorelei spent most of her Birthday and the two days following.
8. Yep, she's definitely not feeling well.  Not even a glimmer of an interest in her mini carrot cake.  Don't worry Lorelei, Kelsea will be sure to help you out with that.
9.  There is something truly magical about baths, because she was all smiles once in the bath! 
10.  Somebody else had a Birthday celebration!  Happy Birthday Stevie!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Her Party (our party)

Decorations: Flowers, balloons, table cloths, heart confetti (which we are still finding around the house), and this little banner my Mom and I threw together 45 minutes before the festivities began. 
And there was lots of food, thanks to those great chefs at the Loft.
A few presents.  I know, it's hard to resist buying clothes for little girls.  Thank you friends and family for all your contributions to Lorelei's registry.  We were able to donate two Hope Baskets, a gift of trees, two flocks of ducks, one flock of chicks and a goat to some needy families around the world!
And of course a birthday party wouldn't be a party without some cake.  
And  candle:
At least the adults are looking at the camera.  Lorelei is much to enthralled with what's been put in front of her.
And I think the cake was a winner!
She didn't leave much for leftovers, but she did discover frosting makes for good finger paint.
Luckily we had some wonderful friends and family to share (the other) cake with:

Uncle Steve and Aunt Jennie (carrying cousin Ben...which is short for a name that is still in debate)
Some pretty Mamas and their babies
Our beautiful aunts and cousin
The van Weezendonk family, who will be missed when they head off to VA this summer
Some of our littlest guests playing with our most popular toy:
Landon and his Grandma Marta
Just a week apart, Jimmy & Lorelei had no interest in smiling for the camera or even looking at the camera.  So much for their first Valentine's Day picture together!

And finally to wrap up this wonderful day, some of the birthday girl:
A few of Lorelei enjoying the warm sun on the balcony.
Look I'm walking, are you watching me Mama?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Oh Happy Day!

Oh my goodness, she's a year old!    We had a lovely celebration on Valentine's Day, since she is a "Love" after all.  She enjoyed her cake in case you couldn't tell.
And it's a good thing we celebrated on Sunday since she was tired and cranky today while home sick with Daddy.  Don't worry more Birthday pictures to come.