Monday, January 17, 2011


We had decided not to have a first birthday party for Lia.  She tends to get overwhelmed by a lot of people (or so I thought) and, truth be told, we have a lot of things we need to finish at our house before we're ready to have a big party.  So, we were all set.  No party.  Just a small dinner with family.  But then... I changed my mind.  And I'm really happy that I did because Lia had the cutest birthday party ever! 

We had her party at The Little Gym, and I need to say this, they were awesome!  I really didn't have to do a thing.  (I did bring my own decorations, even though they provide those - I couldn't help myself.)  We've never had a birthday party outside of our home... and I'm thinking that we may never have one in our home again.  Seriously, you should have seen our house after Micah's first birthday party.  Ah, but it was worth it. 

Anyway, on with the adorable!  (That's why you're here, right?)  Here is Lia in all of her 1st birthday glory...

This one is my favorite.  I think.

Lia and Kevin check out the Sing*a*ma*jig (which we LOVE!)

The only picture of her in this adorable hat.  She promptly removed it.  Little Stinker.

Lia had such a great time at her party.  She only broke out the Stink Eye once or twice the whole afternoon!  (And that's big news, really.)

Walking with her dad.

Cutie concentrating.
Micah did not want to leave his sister on the parachute alone.

L surprised me here too.  They put her in the middle of a parachute and all of the kids shook the sides.  She LOVED it.  I mean, LOVED it. 

Clapping for herself.  :)

Puckering up for a smooch.

Okay, maybe this is my favorite.

Waiting for cake!

She did not throw this one on the floor.  :)
So there you have it.  Fun times.  We kept her party small, and it was the perfect amount of kids for Lia to have an amazing time.  I know she won't remember it, but I know I'll never forget. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

First Birthday!

Lia's first birthday was this past weekend, and while her party hasn't happened yet, we definitely celebrated here at home. She had no idea what was going on, but it was pretty cute.

See that adorable hat?  The very talented craftymommy made that for us!  I love it!  The "1" comes off and she included numbers up to 9 so we will be using this adorable birthday hat every year!  Is that not the cutest thing you've ever seen? Thank you Autumn!!

 I love this girl.

 Cutie Birthday Girl

My mom sent these adorable balloons for Lia.
I had to make two cakes.  Someone *cough*MICAH*cough* was feeling a little jealous on Lia's first birthday.  

 And he had to have a candle as well.  We are suckers for that face, so we gave in.

 Lia wasn't so sure what to do with the cake.

 She decided she would see what would happen if she picked it up... 

 And, yeah, that's what happens.  I have to say, this was my favorite moment of her birthday.  Throwing your cake on the floor?  To me, that is just perfect.

M likes it too.

So, we had fun.  I think Lia liked her lasagna better than the cake, but that's okay with me.  And, remember when I mentioned that she is loud?  Yeah - turn your volume down for this one.