Friday, September 26, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday, Mallory!!!

Well, it happened. Our baby girl turned 1 on the 25th. We had a small, family party, just the 5 of us. It was fun, happy, exciting, peaceful and unreal. I found myself thinking the whole time, "One already? Wasn't I just in the hospital having her?" I know I say it all the time, but this last year has flown by in the blink of an eye.

We had so much fun preparing for her party. Jillian, Griffin and I made and iced the cupcakes the night before and Doug did most of the decorating on party day. She really enjoyed opening her presents and trying to blow out the candle. Well, mostly she just kept trying to grab the flame. I thought it best that she didn't receive any burns on her special day, so I blew it out for her :) She loved her gifts, especially her Laugh and Learn purse and pull-along pelican. Poor thing barely gets a moment to herself with them though, the older kids are always playing with them. You know, anything new and they're enthralled!

All in all it was a wonderful day that we'd been looking forward to with much happiness and a touch of nostalgia. That first birthday is always bittersweet, but we loved every minute of it!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

First day of Kindergarten!!

Well, it finally happened. My baby girl is now officially in school. She had such a fun day and even made a new friend, Olivia. While it was a little sad to see her walk down the hall, Doug and I were filled with pride and hope, knowing she is well-equipped to learn, succeed and be happy. She's such a remarkable little girl and an enormous blessing in our lives.