Monday, August 2, 2010

Carly Turns 1!!

My baby girl turned 1. I have been too depressed to blog about it. She wasn't a baby for long enough! My parents just happened to be here on the big day, so we had a minor celebration for the 1 year old.

It's hard to put into words just how much I love this girl. She has brought me nothing but complete joy for the last year. I remember being so scared to have a girl. But it's not scary at all, it's actually quite cool.
It was wicked hot on her birthday, just like on the day she was born, so we opted for an indoor activity. The Conservatory at the Bellagio is always a big hit...well, the gelato next door is anyway. I just have to mention right here that my parents were in town because they were off on a big road trip. My dad just retired from the Railroad after 48 years!! 48 years people. They had a big, fun family celebration, but we weren't able to make it, so we were glad we got to see him shortly after. As far as I know, so far he's loving the retired life. Dad, I think you're amazing. Thank you for working so hard for so long to support our big family. I can remember one day that you stayed home because you were sick, and zero times that you complained about being called out at every hour of the night, and having to miss out on lots of things. I admire you so much and think you deserve to live it up!

Gelato before birthday cake? Can I just tell you how refreshing it is to have a baby who loves treats with me? Easton would rather eat cucumbers than cupcakes or ice cream.

No pictures please, I'm busy.

My 2 favorite pictures of the day. Sadly there is not one with me and my baby, but isn't that always how it goes?This daddy loves her so much.

weighs 20 lbs
*walks all over the place, and thanks to Easton always wanting to chase her, she is working on running.
*loves to eat (yay!!). Her favorites include yogurt, bananas, mac and cheese, cookies
*makes the cutest scrunchy face
*SMILES NOW and occasionally giggles
*sleeps like a champ
*loves her mom, but is constantly saying daddy
*thinks Easton is the coolest, funniest creature
*can go up the stairs but not down
*gives the best kisses and snuggles a mom could ask for

We love you so so much Carly! Happy Birthday sweet girl!!!


Jenni said...

Oh this made me very emotional. I love her SO MUCH! I can't believe she's one. And are you kidding me... your decorations are the MOST adorable things I've ever seen! How'd you do those cupcakes??? All of it- is ADORABLE! i love the pictures!!

I am so glad mom and dad got to be there and really jealous that I didn't. I miss you guys already.

happy birthday carly!

P.S- that picture of easton and carly is sooo sweet.

Tara said...

I love her! That little tanktop she is wearing is killer too. And did you make those cupcakes? because you are putting me to shame!! :)

I agree let's play soon!!

Lizzy said...

She is so cute, Emily! I love her little face! She looks like she had a great birthday and she's so lucky to have such a great family!

Christi said...

I love that little girl! I can't believe that she is already 1. Love the shirt, loved the cupcakes, and decorations!

LeAnn said...

She is so cute!! I can't wait to see you all!

Megan and Greg said...

Oh man! I can't believe she's one! How did that happen? I swear she was just born! It makes me sad too. She has been the cutest baby. I gotta say Em, your bod is an inspiration. I hope I can get my stomach as flat as yours after my baby. Granted, I don't think it's ever been that flat since I graduated highschool. Did you make those cupcakes and decor? I didn't realize you were so talented in the craft department. I am totally impressed! All you girls put me to shame!!!

Alifinale said...

I love Carly! I can't believe she is one either. I loved this post, you are the cutest mom and I am so glad you aren't scared of girls anymore.

Looks like a fabulous party. Those cupcakes really do look amazing. Did you save one for me?

Kara said...

I'm glad you got over your depression to finally blog about Carly! I wish we could have been here to help celebrate- sounds awesome and the cupcakes are so cute!! She looked adorable and you've officially made me want a girl!


I can't believe your baby is ONE!! Happy Birthday, Carly! How fun that your parents were there for the big day. :)

Mary said...

I love that bro/sis hug picture. I think it's so sweet how they are friends. And seriously Emily, way to go on those cupcakes. Very, very cute. Congrats to your Dad too! Retired? Yeah!!

Teresa, mom, Deitz, Aunt Dee Dee said...

yep! I agree with everything you just said about that darling little Carly. She is beautiful in every single way. Thanks for stopping by, it is ALWAYS great to see you guys.

Courtenay Beth said...

Oh man, she is so delish, I LOVE that your parents for to be there! I LOVE all the party stuff, too too cute! And I LOVE that baby girl! I am so impressed with you Em, I love you! And your sweet little family!

Carol and Bruce said...

Great, I've been so excited for this post and I finally got a turn at the computer so I could take a look. :) You guys and your scrabble keep dad pretty glued to it.

That was such a fun day and I'm so happy we were there with you. She is such a little doll and we enjoyed it all so much. I hope she continues to be a great joy to her mommy, it's the greatest blessing ever. I know she will!

Love you and can't wait to see you all soon.

Danielle said...

She is so cute. You made me laugh out loud when I read the first two sentences.

Ben & Diane said...

Such a cute little one year old. Girls are fun. This last year just flew by but you'll have more, yet different, fun times with her now!

Jill said...

Holy moly. She looks so big to me. Can't wait to see her this month. Looks like a great celebration you guys had. That pic of Easton and Carly makes me want to cry it's so cute. Miss you all!

Matt and Shannon said...

I am in denial too - it can't be a year already! Was I just visiting you in the hospital? What a great, fun, fast year! Happy Birthday Carly!

Brianne said...

I feel your pain Emily! My little girl will be 1 next week and I'm already feeling so sad that it's gone by so quickly. Can't they just stay babies forever!!??
She's so beautiful and she looks like a great little one to have much joy!! I'm so glad to hear that her big brother loves her and she loves him too...siblings are GREAT! Happy Birthday Carly!!!

Ilene said...

I am ga-ga over her beautiful blue eyes. They are big time rivals in cuteness to a pair of brown ones here at my house.

It was so lovely seeing you!

Melanie said...

Finally! I have been waiting for the birthday post! She is so adorable! I too, love your decorations and cupcakes! You are so domestic! I seriously have none of that cutesy stuff! I am glad you are loving having a girl so much. Jill-- you will too!