And she is so cute. She is acting so grown up. She climbs everywhere: up really steep slides, onto the middle of the glass table, up the step stool to play in the kitchen sink. I’m telling you – she’s fast. And she will try to climb anything. She also loves shoes. I didn’t know it would start this early, but she LOVES wearing her shoes. She finds them, brings them to me, then holds her foot up for me to put them on her. And then- she smiles the biggest smile and giggles the happiest little giggle. They are really cute shoes though, I’ll have to take a picture for you. She also loves eating “big people” food. I give it to her then she looks at it and then looks at me, smiles, and then laughs a little “ha” laugh….like she doesn’t think she supposed to be allowed to eat this food, but she’s getting to. It really is so cute, and I love her so very much. She has been giving me the sweetest kisses lately. Oh, and she does all of this without walking. Yes she can climb anything but walk? Not quite. She’s so close though. Just imagine what she’ll be doing once she can walk! Here’s some pictures from her party last Saturday. It was such a great little party with our families and two families of friends.
These were her invitations I made.
The paper goods that were really only used for the cake because it was too windy to eat our food off the plates.
So here’s the cake. I was trying to be all creative in a baking sort of way so I got a white chocolate ganache recipe from my sister, who is in pastry school. Yeah, well I should have written the recipe down because on the night before her birthday when I had a question Calli was at work and unable to answer the phone. I resorted to google which gave me incorrect directions. Opposite in fact. So at 1 a.m. I made a trip to HEB to buy icing in a container. The ganache tasted great and had I just waited until morning it would have been the correct consistency. I was just too impatient (actually I knew there was no way I could decorate a cake while children were awake!). So I think it turned out ok. Not any masterpiece of a cake. But a cake of a mommy who loves her little girl, right?
And I have been wanting a reason to use these adorable tissue balls. They’re from Martha Stewart’s kit at Wal-Mart. I know they have it at Michael’s too, but the one at Wal-Mart has five tissue balls (I think the one at Michael’s has seven), and I thought that was plenty. Actually I only made three because they looked huge in our living room. Once we got to the lake, I wished I had made all five. I definitely remember those pavilions being smaller. Oh, well. I still enjoyed the ones we had. (Please disregard the chipping paint on the pavilion in the background. That was out of my control.)
And here is the beautiful banner that my mom made for Kyrie! I love it! She made one for Karston when he was born, but hadn’t made one for Kyrie yet. We didn’t know her name until after she was born. Now we just need to pick a spot in the nursery to hang that beautiful banner.
Enjoying her cake. And she did enjoy it.
The birthday girl playing in the sand.
Our sweet friends!
Papa with the birthday girl.
Nonna with the birthday girl.
And we had a surprise at the birthday party.
Yes, we had two huge inflatables at our party for our own use for FREE! I saw them as we were driving up, and I thought now I’m going to have to explain to all the kids that I just thought they would want to play in the sand and water and that those weren’t for our party. Really wasn’t looking forward to that. But much to our surprise, they were used for a company party earlier that day and we were given permission to use them for our party until the people came to pick it up at 7. The kids and adults alike loved it. Such a blessing!
We loved the party. It was so peaceful and relaxing. But more importantly we love that girl that the party was for. May we be blessed with many more years with her.