Skip to main content

Happy St. Gabby's Day!

Gabby had a wonderful first birthday party.  There were tons of friends and family there to celebrate her first year of life. It truly amazes me how many people adore my little girl. I don't think she has any clue how blessed she is to have such a huge group of such wonderful people who love her!  Seriously, people traveled HOURS to come to a one year old's birthday party! Gabby should feel very special and loved.  I think everyone's love contributes to the sweet loving little toddler she has become.

Nanny and Mommy stayed up until midnight preparing and decorating for the party.  Then we continued working from 9:00 in the morning until moments before the party started at 2:00 (I will plan better next time)!
Grandma made pretty signs for the party.  Gabby received a plethora of gifts which included toys, precious clothes, and even money which we put directly in her savings account.  Thank you everyone for such lovely gifts.

The party was great because there were quite a number of kids there and Gabby began learning how to play with kids the day before her party.  She trailed behind the older kids (which was every child there) imitating their actions and simply trying to keep up!  The kids played pin the tail on the donkey, ate cupcakes, played outside on the slide, and played with their pin wheels.  The exciting birthday cake wasn't so exciting for Gabby since it was her third cake in a weeks, actually third cake of her life!  She tried to touch the candle so Daddy quickly blew it out.  All of the children helped opened Gabby's gift, tearing them open a little too excitedly.  Gabby ran around the room and was occasionally intreged by something that was opened.  Now however, she LOVES all of the toys she got and plays with them constantly. 

Thank you everyone who came and Happy St. Gabby's Day!!  Here are some pictures so you can relive Gabby's first ever birthday party:
Gabby's cake on her actual birthday, she loved it!

 Gabby's birthday party cake
 Gabby tried her cake, but wasn't impressed
 Happy Birthday Gabby Sign (A little too busy)
 Enjoying her pin wheel with Mommy and Daddy in their St. Gabby's Day shirts
 Pink and Green were the colors of the day
 Strawberry or vanilla cupcakes anyone?

 Picture perfect!
 She loves her Daddy

 After opening a bathing suit she carried around the rest of the time we opened gifts.
 The pink room

 Personalized Gabby cupcakes
Gabby's birthday party loot! She made out like a bandit!

The green table


Popular posts from this blog

Becoming a Marlin

One evening while eating dinner at Texas Roadhouse (our usual on Friday nights so we can see Daddy for an hour while he’s working) Gabby saw Olympic swimmers on the television and said I want to do that.  Michael and I have been wanting Gabby to become less fearful of the water and a stronger swimmer so we immediately agreed that becoming a swimmer was a great idea.  Two weeks later I had all of the information needed and we were signed up for the neighborhood swim team.  Little did I know how intense summer swim team would be!
To be allowed on the team you must be capable of swimming across the entire 25 meter pool, there is no time limit and you are allowed to hold on to the rope as much as you need.  Gabby made it across the pool in about 2 minutes, 20 seconds with a lot of encouragement from the coaches and a lot of holding onto the ropes and taking breaks.  I must add that the evaluation was in April and it was cold, but she never even mentioned the temperature of the water the…

Reflections of 2017

Reflecting on this year has made me realize what an intense year it has been.  At the end of each hear I am always hearing people complain about their year.  I reflect and see that our year was on for the books for sure, but I see it as a year of growth and amazing events.  This year has been full of difficult times as well as many blessings.

Throughout this year there have been wonderful events and numerous trying events in our lives. Here are a few of the highlights of the year:

Happy Birthday Grandma!!

Today is Gabby's Grandma's birthday! We were very lucky that we saw Grandma close to her birthday so we could celebrate together.  We all really enjoyed seeing Grandma and Grandpa, especially Gabby.  It took her about 5 minutes to warm up to them, but then it was hugs, kisses, and showing off for the two and a half days they stayed with us.  We celebrated Grandma's birthday with a quiet dinner and a birthday cake; although it was Grandma's birthday cake, I think Gabby thoroughly enjoyed it more than even the birthday girl! Grandma graciously gave Gabby the large white chocolate square with her birthday greeting written on it.  Gabby took large bites into it and LOVED it!

The day they were leaving Gabby and I took Grandma to Chik-Fil-A (to see Gabby in her element) for lunch.  While we all ate our chicken nuggets Gabby grabbed Mommy's drink and took big gulps, because she is too big for a juice box.  Then, once she was bored with her lunch she began waving at each…