Friday, June 5, 2009

First Birthday

Today is Allison's 1st Birthday! I can hardly believe that an entire year has passed since she was born! Happy Birthday, Baby!

I must say that I feel like my life has been made more complete by having Allison as my child. I always knew that Frank and I would have a family, but I never could have imagined how much we would be given in return. Weekly, Frank and I will ask each other, "Can you believe we get to be her parents?". I'm addicted to her smiles, her laugh, and her chubby fingers that she tries to stick in my mouth. I really can't get enough. Hitting this milestone is bittersweet, but I'm thankful that we have a happy and healthy little girl that we get to take care of and love. I can't wait to see what she'll learn in the next year!

Today is a busy day. We've already taken family pictures, and finished Allison's smash cake session. Frank has family flying in for the party tomorrow, and they are due to arrive around 5pm. I'm planning to clean my house and pretend it's always in great shape, but I also plan to cuddle with Allison as long as she'll let me. She only turns one once right?

Please be prepared to view probably the most pictures I have ever posted in a single blog. Her smash cake was a great success, and had too hard of a time narrowing down the pictures. Enjoy!

The rest of the pictures are from her smash cake session. I'll narrate for you since you weren't there.

"OOOh! A cake!"

"Wow, Mom - good job on those pink sprinkles!"

"...just wait till I get my hands on this!"

"This feels a little strange..."

"It tastes pretty good though."

"If I could just pick up one sprinkle..."

"I'm still not completely sure about this."

"...but since there are apparently no rules, I'll just draw on my leg."

"Mom, I told you I don't like things on my head anymore."

"This piece looks tasty."

"Mmmm. It was!"

"Just one more bite."

"Is that powdered sugar I taste in the frosting?"

"Lets see if they'll let me stick my foot in the cake."

"This is gross. I'm leaving"

"Wow, check out my toes!"

"I mean it - just one more bite."

"Dad loves this picture"

"Its ALL mine!"

I hope you've enjoyed the ridiculous amount of pictures! Her birthday party is tomorrow, so I'll post more pictures from that, too! Check back soon!


Anonymous said...

Oh, my! What precious pictures of Allison :) I wish I could be there tomorrow - I'll see everyone in a few weeks. Give her a big birthday kiss from her Aunt Susan!

Unknown said...

Oh my GOSH - I LOVE the smash cake pictures! What a GREAT idea. And, I always read your blog through Google reader - so when I clicked through to comment I noticed your monthly picture on the left side bar - LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

Those pictures are too cute!

Serra said...

I love the first family picture - she looks so sweet and innocent and the two of you look so happy. Also love the "it's all mine" picture. She is SO your kid!

Happy Birthday Ally B!

Miss Mommy said...

Congrats an keeping her alive for a year!! Great pics!

Heidi said...

I love the ridiculous amount of pictures. Those are the cutest pictures of Allison with the cake!! I can't tell you how much I love them. Allison is just so precious. Happy Birthday little Allison.