Friday, June 25, 2010

First Birthday Bash

Aubrey had a strawberry-themed birthday party

There were strawberries everywhere...

From her dress

to her hair

to the food

and of course the "cake"
these are supposed to be strawberry-shaped cake pops, but they didn't quite turn out the way I hoped,
but they at least they tasted delicious!

After filling our tummies with chocolate covered strawberries, and peanut butter & strawberry jelly sandwiches, it was time to open presents.

Aubrey didn't really care about the unwrapping part,
but she did stop and read a few cards
Digging into the loot
Aubrey always sits with her feet crossed like this,
very lady like :)
Mommy was very happy that Aubrey received
some "girly" gifts...there are way too many
cars and trucks around our house

Amoung these girly gifts were:

baby dolls

a bracelet

and lipstick

We had to stop for a few pictures before the birthday girl could dive into her cake
Four Generations

Cake eating attire...bloomers and a birthday hat

When Aubrey first laid eyes on the cake,
she looked pretty excited

Then she glared at the cake for a minute
She stuck a couple fingers into the icing,
but was not interested in eating it

She was giving us some very strange looks
I finally had to give her a few bites of the cake,
which made her quickly realized how yummy it was...

and she dove in

When she got tired of eating the cake,
she started playing in it
I was very pleased that Aubrey enjoyed devouring her first birthday cake; Luke was a severe disappointment with his first birthday cake,
I don't think he ever took a bite of it!

Aubrey showing us how old she is

Big birthday smile

A birthday is not complete without a birthday hug
from your big brother!

We ended the party with
our one year chair the buff
A bit of a change from a year ago

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

I first posted about Luke's love for anything on wheels, here.

A year later, he still loves lining up his cars & trucks
and making them crash.

In other news, Luke's been in big boy underwear since Monday and only had once accident each day,
yay for no more diapers!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Aubrey is One!

Happy First Birthday Aubrey!

Your first year in pictures:

June 2009
July 2009
August 2009
September 2009
October 2009

November 2009

December 2009

January 2010

February 2010

March 2010

April 2010

May 2010
June 2010

You are such a blessing in our lives!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Flashback Friday

The highlights of our August 2008 trip to Houston to visit Uncle Andy, Aunt Holly, & Parker.

During this trip, Luke and Parker really started interacting with each other.

They were both learning so much and teaching each other their new tricks.

Parker had recently mastered the art of channel flipping

Luke was amazed at her skills

"See Luke, you have to hold the remote like this, point it at the TV and push these buttons."

They helped unload the dishwasher

They learned to give a cousin smooch

Since we were in Texas, Parker let Luke borrow her cowboy hat and taught him how to ride a horse

Texas is HOT, I thought Georgia and Alabama were bad, but they don't hold a candle to the Texas heat & humidity. So, we took the kids swimming for a break from the heat.

Parker goes to classes at the Little Gym every Saturday, and Luke was thrilled to get to tag along with her.
Luke always has a blast hanging out with Parker!