Monday, November 30, 2009

Monkey's First Birthday!

Well, Monkey is officially a one-year-old. A lot has happened in the past year, but it still seems like just last week or so that she came to join us. We are so lucky to have her! She is always ready for a snuggle, is ever patient with her older sister, and is happy and fun. I am a bit scared that I've been spoiled--aside from a little bit of clinginess & not gaining much weight, she has just been easy & a delight. I look forward to watching her continue to learn!

We had a family party on Saturday, so without further ado...
here are a million pictures.

The table...
(Banana bread with cream cheese frosting & a fondant flower on top)
Playing a toss game (though she didn't want to let go) with Great-G'ma C & Aunt J.

Chick with a Curious George mask onPlaying musical chairs& having fun with blowers

Monkey, with her birthday crown, opening presents with Daddy
one of her favorite gifts, a new stainless steel sippy cup
Chick helped open presents when Monkey was losing interest
A view of the room

The birthday girl with G'ma N.
Playing with streamers after the party

This is actually the next morning. I woke up a little early & was wishing that she could wear her Uno shirt to church (she didn't have any skirts). Since I was up early I decided to make a simple little skirt for her. This fabric was a little remnant from when my Mom or someone had made me an easter dress...I'd guess I was around 6.


S.Ann said...

Great pictures Paige! The skirt is so cute and I remember you wearing that outfit. I guess being a saver pays off.

nikko said...

What a cute one year old! I love the way the UNO shirt turned out. What a fun party!

Katie said...

Very cute! Happy bday, Monkey!