Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Claire's 1st Birthday

 What a day this was! So exciting! Our little Claire bug turned 1! We can hardly believe it. Time has flown. I made a party hat for didn't turn out the way I had hoped. I couldn't make one small enough! I think next time, I'll just buy one. A for effort and it's the thought that counts!
 We had a pizza party (funny since Claire is allergic to milk) with Devin's family. We had a Sunday dinner with my family the following night and we all enjoyed some Hawaiian Haystacks.
 We had dairy free chocolate cake, and Texas Sheet Cake for dessert. Yum! Claire and I indulged in the dairy free. It was so good!! Thanks to my sister Tiffany for giving me the recipe!
 Claire got a little grumpy as the night went on. She normally goes to bed at 6 so she was up way past her bedtime. Poor baby. When we put her in bed, she was so tired. She usually plays and babbles to herself but that night, she laid down, put her binki in her mouth, and fell asleep in about 5 minutes. Sweet girl.
 She was hesitant with the cake at first. I normally don't really give her anything really sweet so I think she may have been a little overwhelmed. After a few minutes, Devin put a little piece in her mouth and she dove in shortly after that.
 She was NOT happy when we cleaned her off and got her ready for bed. She was so tired.
 After a weekend of partying, Claire had a tough time falling asleep on Sunday night. So we bundled her up and took her for a walk around the Temple. She looked so cute and snuggly. To say she loves to go on walks would be a massive understatement. She is always silent.
 Claire's loot. Blocks, legos, books, a toy car, My Little Pony, beanie baby, a purse, and a toy box to keep some of her toys.
 We decided to put her legos and blocks inside her new toy box. Devin and I painted it together. It made me want to go buy a bunch of things to paint. My mom and I used to do projects like that when I was growing up.
My decoration in all its glory. Well almost. I gave all of the 'Backyardigans' a balloon to hold. This was the theme of Claire's party. She LOVES this show to say the least. I'm a little embarrassed to say that she even has a favorite show at her age. She loves the music and the characters. We kept these gems and put them up on the wall in our family room. She loves it.

It was such a great day. As parents to this sweet girl, we couldn't be more proud. She's the best!

1 comment:

Candilyn Ashworth said...

She is sooo stinking cute! And is getting so big. She looks so much like her Daddy :) This makes me homesick! You are such good parents to throw such a fun party :) Love you both!