Thursday, February 19, 2009

Addie's 1st Haircut!

Addie got her first haircut today! One of the ladies from our church is a hair stylist and volunteered to cut it for me. Her name is Hinky (different I know!), and she keeps Addie on Wednesday nights in the nursery. She was so kind to work us in this morning!

Addie was a bit unsure at first. However, she was very interested in the carousel horse! I kept her still by showing her pictures from my digital camera, and when Addie started to wiggle, Hinky called in her dog, Khaki, to serve as a distraction. It worked perfectly!

Doesn't she look like a little girl instead of a baby! I can't believe how quickly she is growing up!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Addie's First Birthday

On Saturday we celebrated Addie's first birthday! Family and friends came to our house at 2 for some appetizers, and of course... the cake! Addie's room is decorated in ladybugs, so we had a ladybug party! I spent months planning out the smallest details. She had ladybug decorations, ladybug cakes and cupcakes, ladybug dress, and much more.... I was so excited because I got to experiment with many new ideas I found on the internet. I had a blast making her birthday cake - it's the first time I've ever decorated cakes. Justin did a marvelous job making her cupcakes and birthday hat. Way to go Daddy! I also made her a dress with a ladybug applique I found online!
Grandparents and friends filled the house with laughter and fun! God graced us with such a special little girl, and we are glad they were there to help us celebrate her! Many of them drove up from Valdosta for a few hours, and they made it even more special! Thanks to all that came or thought about Addie that day! We appreciate all that you have done over the past year and nine months to help us out and especially for praying for us! God bless you!

This is Addie's dress I made for her. I was trying to get a picture of her and Grandma Stephie, but Addie hogged the picture!

Addie in her birthday chair! Wow look at all my presents!

Ethan helps Addie open her big present from us! It was a toybox!

The spread. We had a veggie tray, a fruit tray, Rotel dip, Pigs in a Blanket, and plenty of sweets! The little ladybug cake was for Addie!

"Happy Birthday to you..."
I changed her into a red t-shirt with black dots. I didn't want her to mess up her party dress.

Rylin and Addie enjoying a moment together. Best friends that live too far from each other!
We let Addie enjoy her cake. She was apprehensive at first, but she quickly caught on to what she was supposed to do.


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