Friday, January 15, 2010

Almost Birthday Time!

It is so wild that almost a whole year has passed since Hayes was born. It seems like I was just at school getting ready for the next week and then over the weekend, she was born, two weeks early! That truly seems like just a few months ago. Our world has totally changed and for the better since January 2009. We love this girl with all our heart. Next weekend on the 23rd we are celebrating her FIRST birthday with a SNOW party with our family. I've had our house decorated for weeks (seriously) with snowflakes. Nathan says our house looks like the movie Elf when Will Farrell decorates the department store for Santa. But, since it's been EXTREMELY cold outside I think the inside snow/snowflakes/snowmen are appropriate!!

Last week we went birthday party shopping and found her the sweetest little hat! I really doubt she will keep it on at her party but at least I've already got one picture with her in it.

Do you mean we are having a birthday party for me?!!

Here are some recent pics of what this almost one year old is up to.

Finally getting to be a big girl and get in the big bath tub. I know a year is a long time to bathe a baby in the kitchen sink, but she hasn't known any difference and it's been super easy for me!

Learning to love her baby dolls, hopefully.

Which one should I play with?

BIG GIRL food. No more baby food for this one. The only thing she will let me feed her still is her yogurt, nothing else! She likes everything so far, all fruits and vegetables (but no oranges:), turkey, cheese, eggs, pancakes, grilled cheese. Just like her parents!! Also she is making the switch to whole milk. So far she likes it and I'm thankful. No more nursing for this momma!

This weekend we're going to visit a good friend from college in Atlanta. I am taking Hayes so it won't be too relaxing, but she'll have her 2 little friends Anna Clare and Lucy to play with so it will be fun for both of us. However, we ARE planning to go out (just dinner:) after the little ones go to bed! I'll have some pics to post next week. Happy Friday!


lindseykennedy said...

Oh sweet Hayes. I can't wait for your party! Baker is so fired up to tell you happy birthday. I know your snow party will be precious. She looks so old Amy. I don't even know her anymore.

Brandi Bartee said...

Her birthday sounds like fun and I love all the snowflakes and decorations. Zetta Grace's outfit was from Shrimp and Grits. I got it when Ana did a show in Dothan and I happened to be in town too. Have fun this weekend!

Jason and Emily Fill said...

Oh Amy! You have done such a good and cute job at decorating!! You are the best Mommy ever! I bet she is going to have a ball at her party! Take lots of pictures!

Regan said...

Happy Early Birthday, Hayes! You have grown into such a beautiful little girl! Your mommy did an awesome job decorating for your party :). I can't believe you're almost a year old. Where has the time gone???

Shannon said...

I love love love the snow-flakes and what a GREAT idea! I love it and you may want to lock your door because my husband may want to come and live in the middle of your snowman land...He loves snow!
How are you adjusting to no more nursing (BF)? Easy or hard transition for you?
Can't believe Hayes is almost one and I can't wait to see all of the pictures from her party!

The DeRieuxs said...

Amy I love the snow decorations!! You are so creative! Hayes is going to have the best first birthday!

Suzanne Barfield said...

Amy the snowflakes looks so cute and I am sure Hayes has enjoyed looking at them! I can't believe she is almost one! She is such a good eater, Emily is picky like her daddy! Can't wait to see some pics from the party and from this weekend! Hope you have a great visit with Amanda! Love you

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Love, super love the snowflakes (Elf-style) and the banner! Adorable!!

Anonymous said...

Ames, the decorations look awesome! I can't wait to get there and see them (& Y'ALL!) in person! We are so excited about sweet Hayes' b'day party! Love y'all~Alyssa

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