Monday, July 23, 2012

Birthday Party

I can't believe that our love bug will be "1" on the 31st.  Where has the time gone?! With each milestone, it's bittersweet.  I miss some things about her being little, but at the same time I'm also so grateful for the stage we're at now.  This past weekend we celebrated her birthday with family and friends.  I went a little crazy with learning new skills, and putting them to the test for her party.  I knew she wouldn't remember her first birthday, but my philosophy was if I never have another girl I wanted to make sure I made this the best girl birthday party ever.  I took a cake decorating class and learned how to work with fondant.  I learned how to make tissue paper pom poms at a mutual activity.  I made stuffed animal owl party favors, inspired by someone selling them on Etsy.  Best of all, inspired by Pinterest, I made a tulle tu-tu and a fabric cake and sewed it on a onesie for Hannah's birthday outfit.  It was all a lot of work, but so fun at the same time.  Hannah had a blast with cousins and friends and she loves all of her new toys. 

Stuffed animal party favors- so fun to make.

Ready for the party!

I can't wait to make another cake and decorate it with fondant.

First baby doll.  It even giggles.

She loved her cake.  She still doesn't love things stuck on her fingers.

Ready for the sun with her new shades.

Her birthday was an owl and bird theme.  She loves her PB Kids owl "Joy" and now she has her sibling "Penny."

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Splish Splash

It's finally summer here in Washington, so Hannah and I have had a few play dates at the local outdoor pool.  I think Blake felt left out, so we went last night.  The water was warm, but the air was cool so our swim was short.  Hannah loves the pool, so I'm sure her and I will be going again soon. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012


We've been playing outside a lot

Our "hungry little hippo" eating pizza and ice cream-YUM!

Discovering the fan

We have a beaver in our house and it's not Blake, Lucy, or I.  Hannah pried off the rubber crib protectors with her teeth and thought she would try out wood to see if she liked it.  Apparently she did.  I had to hurry and make these fabric protectors.  They turned out cute, and I learned how to use my serger in the process.