Monday, May 11, 2009

better late than never- 12 MONTHS!!!

*she would NOT let go of keychain-brobee for the life of her

So, I'm sure all 10 of you who look at my blog have realized by now that Wendy is 1 year old. But I have to remind you one more time with these cute pictures Vanessa took the day of her party. And (mainly for myself) here are Wendy's latest milestones:
  • Weight: 20 1/2 pounds (50th percentile)
  • Height: 30 inches (75th percentile)
  • Final Eye Color: hazel (blue/grey on the outside, brown on the inside)
  • finally gets to use a "big girl car seat." she LOVES facing forward, it's a whole new world for her
  • pulls herself up to stand on anything she can, then usually can't figure out how to get back down
  • LOVES to empty out everything: empty the diaper bag, empty purses, empty wallets, empty the drawers, empty the closets, empty the cupboards... she leaves a huge trail behind her everywhere she goes. My house will never be clean again.
  • new word: "gabba" (even though it sounds like a fake, baby-gibberish-word, she uses it in context)
  • hair is long enough for tiny pig tails
  • still a major daddy's girl

I had a lot of fun getting crafty for Wendy's party. Throwing a party is so much fun, but stressful too (she probably won't have another real party until she's five). Luckily, I had a TON of help (thanks ryan, mom, dad, ruth, nessa, amber, jenn, bobbi, and everyone else who helped that day). We had a great turn out- thank you to everyone who came!

Wendy was a little freaked out when everyone crowded around her, singing at her. She also was not so into her cake at first (she doesn't like to get her hands dirty). But, as you can see, once she discovered frosting for the 1st time, she got over that real quick.

* Thanks again Vanessa! The pictures you take of Wendy all the time are priceless to me.


Casseron said...

So, I am pretty sure that you don't know who I am, but our husbands served their missions together in Nicaragua.

I just wanted to tell you that I love love love your month to months photos of Wendy!! They are adorable and one day when Cameron and I have kids, I want to do the same thing!!

sabrina said...

Wow... its been a year already.... happy birthday Wendy..... you are so cute!

Christy said...

That is an amazing party. So cute. You ARE martha stewart. Wendy's little dress is so cute. I love these pictures. I felt like I was there. Happy Birthday Wendy!

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday to Wendy! Amazing how that first year flies. Your party looked adorable. I especially love the happy birthday banner. Is that fabric? So cute. Glad you had fun doing the party and it was a success. They are a lot of work though. Congrats of being the mama of a 1 year old!

Larsen Party 24/7 said...

ah, so cute! that's so funny that she was scared of her little cake at first. so sad that there's no more month pictures! wendy will love looking at them when she's older.

Heather said...

cute! I wish i could of been there!

Jones Family said...

The combination of beautiful baby, Vanessa's photography skills, and your party decorating abilities make this post look like it should be in a Martha Stewart magazine.

Lynsey said...

Seriously Heather, darling pictures. Can I hire you to be my next party planner?

Emily Ruth said...

oh, heather, her birthday party was so cute! I am sorry i missed it. I should get your help planning charlie's party too!!!

Lana said...

Wow, your party was Martha Stewart-y in terms of cuteness and color scheme! And Wendy is absolutely adorable. The next time we come to CA, we should definitely meet up!

heather said...

Absolutely adorable

Sorry we missed it.

Honey, you didnt like getting your hands dirty either. Like mother like daughter.

Tata, and Pierre

Monica said...

Heather...those pictures are so cute! Wendy is adorable! Her party looked amazing! Love the cupcakes! Can't believe she is already 1!!