Sunday, February 3, 2008

It's Party Time!

Caroline went outside to greet the party goers as they arrived. I grabbed my camera to capture her with her pink "bah-oon!" This immediately reminded me of a post that my precious friend Tara had of her daughter back when she turned one. Here's a link to that post.
We had a such a blast at Caroline's party. We had yummy Mexican food, watched a slide show of Caroline's first year made by Daddy, opened presents, had cake, ice cream and delicious Slushy Punch all while enjoying time with friends and family. It was adorable watching as she opened her gifts and said, "Wow" and "Oooh!" It was awesome having so many people who love Caroline in one room together! The only thing that could have made it better was to have ALL of the extended family and friends here, too. We are working on a plan as we speak to have room for everyone next year at her 2nd birthday!

Four generations! We love you Grammy and Great-Grandma Betty!

I really thought Caroline with her spunky personality would go crazy with the cake eating. Not so. She gingerly picked at the icing, taking her time. She really enjoyed eating the purple polka-dots. She was a real lady.

Can you even stand this!? I know Aunt Becky's barely contained herself with having all of the babies together! (From L to R: Tennille and Lakyn, Robyn and Aly, Bonnie and Caroline, Autumn and Sara, Tara and Canaan-behind the red ball. Canaan was such a gentleman all evening. Thanks for enduring all of the pink decorations!)
(Blog links to the girls' sites are to the right...Tennille we'll have you up and running soon!)

By the end of the evening Caroline changed into comfy clothes to match Lakyn. In the top picture the are enjoying each other sitting on the hand made wooden unit blocks made with love from Da da and Bahpa (Thomas and Grandpa Bill.) I'll try to get a good picture of them posted soon. They even stamped her initials in each block! In the bottom picture Caroline is giving Lakyn a hug. Caroline tries to give hugs to everyone she loves. It's so sweet.

These pictures are from the next day. She wore her party dress to church since she decided she wanted to stay comfy for her party in her overalls. As you can see by the bottom picture, the blurry brown thing is a very hard, very wooden block being thrown. (My knuckle has healed. I hope Grandma Tracy's mouth feels better today.) I can understand how in a one year old's brain it is tough learning why we applaud when she throws balls, but scold her when she throws blocks. We have worked most of the day today to show her how to stack the blocks and set them down gently. We are making progress!


  1. Happy Birthday Caroline!!! She is just too cute and beautiful. It seems like just yesterday that we were waiting for her arrival! It looks like the party was a complete success. We miss you guys and wish we could have been there to give her a birthday hug!!!!

    Christina and Jordan

  2. Happy Birthday! Looks like you all had a special day! I love the polka-dot cake.

  3. We had such a wonderful time at your birthday party, Caroline!!! You were so cute in your birthday overalls opening presents and picking at your pretty cake. We love you so much! Happy birthday!

  4. Happy Birthday sweet pea! I had so much fun watching you open your gifts and eat your cake! I love you more than you'll ever know!

  5. Happy Birthday Caroline!!! You are such a cutie pie and your cake looked yummy!!! Your party dress was pretty cute, too!!! Glad you had a great 1st Birthday!!!