Sunday, March 30, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Julie!!!

Monday, March 31st, is Julie's first birthday! We can't believe that the year has gone by as quickly as it has. She's growing up so fast! It's been a terrific year and we have had a blast. She is such a joy and a blessing and we are super thankful that she is our little girl. We had her birthday party on Saturday afternoon and it was a lot of fun. My family came over from AR for the party and several of our friends from our homegroup at church came over to celebrate with us. Julie had a lot of fun tearing up the tissue/wrapping paper and playing with her new toys. Here are a few pictures from our day.

As I was decorating her cake, her Papaw let Julie get a taste of some chocolate frosting. That's what Papaws are for!!

The theme for her party was Candyland. And we sure did have a lot of candy!! I had a lot of fun making her cake.

Julie sure did get a lot of fun toys! She got a bubble blower, books, clothes and a stuff toy from her friends. Aunt April gave her a floaty for the lake and she got a climber/slide from her grandparents. She got a few toys to play with from mommy and daddy too. She had so much fun checking it all out.

She didn't get as messy as we expected but she had a lot of fun playing in and eating a little of her cake. We gave her a special heart cake all for herself. I think she wasn't so sure what to do with so much cake but it didn't take long for her to tear into it.

She got this green tube to crawl in and around from her Aunt Robin and Uncle Chris and she wasn't so sure about it. She liked looking in, and her friends had fun crawling in it but she didn't want to go in. She finally took the plunge and crawled in it a day later and loved it. Silly girl.

We had so much fun. Thanks to everyone who came over and celebrated with us!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter Weekend, Part Two

Sunday morning we all went to church together. After church Julie got to get into her Easter baskets and see her goodies that the Easter Bunny brought her. And then she even got to hunt some eggs!

Easter Weekend, Part One

I love Easter! It is my very favorite holiday. This Easter weekend we went to visit my family to celebrate with them. On Saturday we went to Wye Mountain in Arkansas to see all the daffodils in bloom and to take some pictures of Julie. We had a great time. It was perfect weather and the flowers were beautiful. Julie wore her dress that her Grandma gave to her for this specific occasion at our baby shower before she was born. It was a special time for all of us. We've been to Wye to see the flowers several times as a family and it was really cool to see Julie now enjoying them. Here are a few of the hundred or so pictures that I took that day. : )

Julie had a lot of fun checking out all the pretty flowers.

What a pretty flower!

My sweet, happy little girl.

She tried a couple flowers to see what they tasted like.