Wednesday, May 5, 2010

And She's Off!!

Haylee's finally walking!!! She just decided it was time I guess. Literally, she just got up and started walking across the living room!

(For those that aren't familiar with a fresh food feeder, that's what she's eating from in the pictures. It's a mesh thing that holds whatever you want without the child getting big pieces of it. In the pictures she has frozen strawberries and mangos in there. She LOVES to suck them dry!)


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Princess Party

Planning Haylee's first birthday party was so much fun!! Since her Grandpa Mac calls her Princess Haylee, we figured it was only appropriate to give her a princess party. Here's the invitation:

We had peanut butter and jelly and chicken salad sandwiches, potato chips and dip, and magic pretzel wands.

Next to the princess punch is the MAGNIFICENT castle cake!! We have a family friend that makes cakes and does an absolutely wonderful job. She made our wedding cake 5 1/2 years ago so it was neat to have her make Haylee's 1st b-day cake as well.

Here's the princess herself:

The pinata was a string pinata. The kids took turns pulling one string at a time. One of the strings eventually pulled the bottom out, allowing all the candy to fall. It was much safer for a one year old's party than swinging a bat!

She is one loved little girl, but we already knew that!!

I had so much fun planning the party and I think it turned out great!! Haylee is such a special little girl to so many people. I know I've set it several times before, but I'll say it again. We are truly blessed to have wonderful family and friends. Not a day goes by that I don't thank God for the miracle he gave us. Happy Birthday Princess Haylee!!!!!