Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Just a Few Words Wednesday!

This is what Willie was doing one week ago on his birthday!!


  • He smiled for mommy as she took a MILLION pictures of him to commemorate the BIG DAY in his adorable birthday shirt.



  • He invited he best pals over to play with his new toys. In the morning Annabelle, Michael, & Madelyn came over.


In the afternoon Cori Belle came over. You can see their fun on Danielle’s blog. I was a bad mommy and didn’t take pics. Here are some pictures I borrowed from her blog.


We wrapped the day up with ONE more birthday cake which was HILARIOUS!!


Who knew that oranage and blue icing would be so nasty when mixed together!!! It was everywhere!!!

I think Willie had a SUPER FUN Birthday week spending time with family and friends!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Willie’s First Birthday Party

I don’t know about all you other mothers out there but I started planning this party just after Willie was born! I know I am crazy! I always looked forward to throwing a 1st birthday party and now I have. I am proud to say that I survived the planning and implementing and the party was a hit! I am also glad that it is OVER!!! Birthday parties are EXHAUSTING!!! Here are some pics of the party before anyone got there.


I worked so hard on making sure everything was special for Willie even though I know he won’t remember it. I wanted every detail perfect! I even made his jon jon that he wore! Here he is sporting it!IMG_3783The stinker was such a sober Joe when it came time to take pictures! Thankfully he somewhat smiled when he was taking pictures with us!IMG_3848 IMG_3864








Here is his cake. I was so GLAD that it didn’t melt!

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After making a practice cake which he demolished at the picture place and these two I don’t want to see a birthday cake for another year!


And when it came time for our little guy to devour his cake he responded with “num”; and carefully used his fingers to pick off the pieces that he wanted.



All was going well until he discovered the Cozy Coupe that his daddy and I got him for his birthday. He immediately made a bee line to the car and abandoned the cake action.

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We took that as a sign and decided to start opening presents! Which by the way over the past year we have learned ALOT about things that people don’t tell you about when they are giving you tips about having a baby, BUT this by far was the WORST!!! No one told us how STRESSFUL it is to open presents at your child’s birthday party! I mean you want to give each gift proper attention, but at the same time you don’t want to be “that” party where they took FOREVER to open presents. PLUS you have to somehow explain to a 1 year old that yes this is their new toy and they will eventually get to play with it but for right now we need to set it aside and open the next present.  “Yeah RIGHT!” We got the response you all would assume we would get…2010_09_052

You would think the child had NEVER seen a toy before! And trust me he is NOT deprived! But Willie was blessed to be loved by so many and he got so many gifts he did enjoy all of them you could see how much he liked each of them as we got the above response for each gift. “I know FUN!! Right?!”


We finished the party up with the children breaking the PiƱata! (William’s idea, I wanted to save the adorable thing)

Willie had the first hit and then everyone else had a turn.

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It was definitely the BEST birthday party I have ever thrown and one that I will remember FOREVER!!! Thank you to all those who helped us celebrate Wille’s 1st birthday! I know not ALL of you are in this picture! You guys made this WILLIE’S BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!! We could not have done this without our Family! Thank You! We Love You All!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Willie!

WOW! I can’t believe that it has been a year ALREADY! I feel like it was just yesterday that William and I were blessed with our baby boy.  It makes me cry just thinking about how much he has grown and changed in the past year! We love him so much and thank God everyday for blessing us with him! Willie was born at- 4:38 AM in the morning and here he was brand new…

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And here he is at 4:38 AM this morning 1 year later…



Such a BIG BOY!!! I love that little grin!


Here is a video that William made for Willie’s birthday party it is kind of long but it is Willie throughout his 1st year!

I will have Willie’s 1st birthday party post up soon!! It was quite the shin dig!


Happy Birthday Willie your Daddy & I love you so much!!!