Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happy Birthday Baby!

My poor little neglected blog!  I've been trying to get around to posting about Catherine's birthday since January.  Sigh...

Since Catherine's birthday is right after Christmas and I really wanted to have her first birthday party close to her actual birthday, we went with a Nutcracker Sugar Plum Fairy birthday party theme -- something Christmasy, wintery, but not really a direct Christmas theme.

I ordered her adorable invitations on Etsy from PaperandPigtails.  Loved them!

My mom and cousin Holly helped SO much with the decorations.  There were nutcrackers, lots of sweets, and some little pink Christmas trees with ballerina ornaments.

My aunt baked all those cookies!  They are little castles and crowns. 

The biggest nutcracker of the bunch :)

I didn't get a good picture of this, but these are pictures that I took of Catherine every week for her first year of life.  I took them in her Moses basket so I could watch her growing.  I picked my favs and put them all along the row of cabinets above my mom's kitchen counter.

My little family :)  Catherine's tutu and shirt are also from Etsy from Pretty4yourPrincess.

Catherine's adorable smash cake.

And the beautiful big cake.

Of course, this is the best part of any first birthday party!

Catherine didn't really like all of the Happy Birthday singing.

But the cake she liked.

She even shared with Mama and Daddy!  Such a sweet little girl.

Sugar crash!

After wiping off as much icing as possible and changing clothes...

She had all of these to open.  And you can't even see all the ones on the floor.  This was right after Christmas too!  This is one spoiled loved child!

We are so thankful for all the help, all the gifts, and for everyone who attended.  We invited 70 people. Seventy!  And that was just family!  I am so blessed to be this little girl's mama.  I thank God for giving me this precious blessing!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas!

I am a slacker when it comes to blogging!
We have had a busy few months!
We went Trick or Treating for Catherine's first Halloween.

Baby girl was a pink elephant.  Mama was a tired plant worker.  At least I was festive enough to wear my jack o lantern earrings!

We spent Thanksgiving with Josh's family.  Poppie helped Catherine learn to walk.  Well, climb.

I'm not sure if he's whispering to her or sniffing her.  Either way, kinda pretty picture.

Attempts to take a family picture with this man are futile.

That's a little better.

And Catherine's had enough!

Then we had Christmas at home and with my family.

Santa was very good to us!

Gotta start them out young with piano!

With her Tractor Supply horse listening...

What's in your stocking?

Sporting a nice little bruise!  She got in a fight with a couch.

Got a stylish little coat from Krista!

Julianna is not interested in a hug!

Still not interested!


These two don't look very happy!

Joslynn came to play!

A house full of little girls!

Maybe we can get a picture of all 3?

Not gonna happen.

Mi familia.

And last but not least, wouldn't be Christmas without playing a little Mario.