Thursday, November 20, 2008

birthday party pics....finally!

So maybe the reason why I took so long to post these pictures is that I had 173 to choose from. I kept trying to narrow down, but this is as far as I could go. So, I realize there are way to many, but she is just way too cute to cut any more out.

On her birthday morning, we decided to start a tradition and kidnap her and take her out to breakfast. You know, how we use to do in junior high, and make your friends go to school in their pajamas. So anyway, the three of us went to Magleby's Fresh for breakfast and she had some yummy french toast.

I tried to get everything done the day before so I wasn't stressing out the day of the party. It was at 7 so I was scared that if Kate didn't take her afternoon nap, she would be too tired. But she was a perfect angel all day. She took both of her naps and was in a great mood for the party. With all of my family, Paul's family, and a few friends we had about 50 people, but it was so much fun. This little girl gets plenty of love.

Eating dinner. We had 5 different yummy homemade soups and homemade bread and breadsticks.

Playing games with the kids.

Lots of friends and family.

Kate with grandma and grandpa.

Kate had so much fun opening all of her presents. She got so much fun stuff, we won't need to get her anything for Christmas...

She loves the little people barn we gave her.

reading her card...

So I wanted to make her a tutu a little while ago, but I wanted it to have a purpose. So I decided when we stripped her down to eat her cake, rather than just being in her diaper, she would get to wear her tutu.

Here is a darling cake. I am quite proud of it, but I can't take all of the credit, Mindy and Amanda helped.

Blowing out her candle...

I was pretty shocked that she didn't dig into her cake. She didn't really know what to do with it. She pulled out the doll, but wouldn't touch the cake. I gave her some and she liked it, but she wouldn't get it herself.

Everyone else got cupcakes. I went a little overboard, because I didn't want to run out so I made like 80 cupcakes, and yes I had quite a few left over.

We attempted putting her in her chair to eat it, but she still wasn't very interested.

After the party with our tiny girl, she was so worn out from her day of fun!

Here's a little clip of her and her cake.

She got lots of bath toys for her birthday. This pic makes me laugh, she is so modest.

Kate loves to reorganize our dvd's, multiple times a day. On the day after her birthday, we went to the Dr. for her 1 year check up. She weighs 20 lb 12 oz. and is 29 3/4 inches. She is now in the 50th percentile for weight and 75th for height. It looks likes she is finally started to slim down. (I am already missing her knee rolls)

So that's it! Now on to the next project, getting packed for our our big Disneyland trip next week.....

Oh ya, here is her invitation I made. So I can't figure out what is wrong with it, but every time I try to upload it, the words look all blurry, so I give up. You get the idea. If you click to enlarge, it doesn't look like this, very weird.


Brittney (Dayton) Bond said...

What an awesome party! Looks like so much fun and she looked so cute! First birthdays are so much fun. And the cake is so cute!
p.s. did you make your cute invitation in photoshop? If so try going to flatten image and then "save for web" and the letters shouldn't be blurry. If they still are you might just have to increase the pixels.

Grandpa Cliff said...

Great party Heidi. Kate was an absolute doll during the entire evening. Everyone seemed relaxed and just having a good time.

Domini & Porter Caldwell said...

Wow! that looks like quite the party. She is sure is loved loved!!! I love the cake.

Brooke said...

Wow, you are the best mom! She is so cute, and it looks like it was a great party. Hope you guys are doing well.

Zona said...

Loved seeing all the pictures. We miss the little ones when in St. George, so having pics helps lots. Glad we made it to the party. Gramps knee is good. Have a great Disney trip. Love, Grandma

nanny said...

so so cute!
i love the one with her and the dvd's and her wonderful puffy vest:)

Shannon said...

She is such a cutie!!! It's such a sweet day when your baby turns 1! Looks like you guys had fun and congrats on your pregnancy!!!