Monday, December 19, 2011

It's here!!!

One year old today! Hip, hip, Hooray!!

Happy Birthday my sweet Abigail!
 From the very beginning you absolutely filled up our hearts,

but somehow each day brings even more fullness, and we love it. And you.

We love your funny faces,

how easily you get tickled at yourself,
(we were out for a walk on a 32 degree day. Christmas Story anyone?)   
and the simple joys you find in each day.

they all delight our hearts on a regular basis.
chasing Mimi

And the delight we find in you must be, I think, just a small taste of what God's delight in us feels like.

 We love you sweet girl, I'm so glad your ours!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

First Birthday Thoughts

So, a couple of months ago (I really do believe it was October), we received a wonderful catalog in the mail that we had, mysteriously, never asked for (don't you love companies that sell your information?).

It was full of pages and pages of things I could buy to.....wait for it.................pull off a perfect 1st birthday!  And just a first birthday. No 2nd or 16th birthdays celebrated here, no siree.

Pages and pages of $100 ways to decorate. Not, mind you, $100 for a cake, party and clown shipped to your door. But $100 to have matching plates; pinatas; wall stickers; and, my personal favorite: a photo mat all the 1yr-old friends could sign as a keepsake for your sweet little one.

My decorating thoughts generally run to balloons, a cake and candles, and maybe some confetti thrown out. The daring side of me had seen pictures of these:

on a friend's blog and toyed with the idea of really branching out to do something fancy :o)  But fear not fair friend! 1st Wishes Birthday catalog was here to the rescue.

Actually, as a disclaimer, everything was really cute. Just not $150 cute.

But, if I were to buy something (say in my wildest imaginations), it would have been this:

who knew? Although, my favoritest, favoritest part of the whole thing? This disclaimer:

Product Safety Information: Close (x)
  • WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
  • WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Children under 8 yrs. can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.

Poor 1st birthday girl would be too small to use them. 

She's shaping up to have 2 parties though, so I think we'll be just fine :o)
(btw- Have I mentioned lately that she's running? Sweet girl is so proud that she can walk with something in each hand, she'll start speeding up and face plant. Lord have mercy on her eyes so she doesn't poke something out!)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

11 months

Mmm, mmm we already have a disk full of photo shoot pictures! Nate & Arancha Photography did a fantastic job editing and we're really, really pleased.

We now are the proud owners of an 11 month photo ( or several), Christmas card pics, and the temptation to print out way more poses than good sense dictates.

She was cold; had a runny nose, watering eyes and a hungry stomach... but Abigail persevered ( with the help of a graham cracker) and we got some fantastic shots  (and Arancha did some great editing!).

This, to me, looks like Amelia Bosma? Anyone else?

This is her "about to starting fussing" face. So we quit here :o)

 Sigh; I'm one content mama. 
 Plus, I felt pretty,

 and John looked handsome.

....seems like a winner to me.