Monday, November 30, 2009

Karly's 1st Birthday Party!

Not sure even where to start with this one...EVERYthing was PERFECT! The company, the food, the LOVE, the gifts, the friends, the family, the pictures, the weather, and the memories that we will always have to share... EVERYthing! Thanks to everyone that came to help us celebrate Karly's first birthday! I can't even believe that she is going to be one year old tomorrow! (Don't tear up now!) I know if Karly could talk, well I guess I should say if you could understand what she was saying because boy does she talk, she would be so thankful for everything that day. Going into it, I thought she would clam-up and be kinda fussy because there was so much going on but I truly couldn't have asked for a better baby! And boy did she soak up all the attention! Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Karly is so blessed to be LOVED by so many people! The pictures say it all! : )

It was too funny to see all the monkey stuff that she got!

Karly on her new SUPER soft rocking cow! She LOVES it!

The "popper" was one of her favs. She thought she was pretty hot stuff walking around with it and showing off!

Rather than diving right in, she decided not too get her hands messy at all! She took each bite using only her mouth, no hands! And after every bite, she waited for everyone to clap and say, YEA!!!! She was a riot! : )

Then Daddy and Mommy leaned in for a bite and she TOTALLY pushed our faces away at the same time! There was no sharing this cake! : )

Not too messy for a first birthday cake! I have a feeling she's going to be ALL girl! And really wouldn't have it any other way! We love you Karly Nicole!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gotta love Florida!

We had a GREAT time in Florida visiting Nonnie and Dja Dja. This was Karly's second trip to Florida on an airplane but the first visit was only at 6 weeks so needless to say she is a TOTALLY different child!

Of course Mommy was prepared for the worst and she actually did good. Better on the way there than on the way home. Thanks to Daddy and Uncle Jeff she spent most of the trip there playing with the air that was coming from the vents above, singing her ABC's, reading books, and saying "Hiiiiiiiii!" or "Heyyyyyy!" to everyone that she could come into contact with. (So much for teaching her not to talk to strangers!) Lucky we had a lovely couple behind us that didn't mind playing peek-a-boo with her as well. On the way home she insisted on being on the floor in front of me.( Then when she got stuck under the seats in front of us, we decided that maybe that wasn't the best decision... We made it back and were all pooped!

While we were there, we spent some time each day going to the beach. Karly liked the water but only when Uncle Jeff was holding her. I think it was the big wave that got her all wet when she didn't trust Mommy to play with her anymore. Sorry! The sand was another story...must have been the texture of it on her feet that she didn't like at all! Daddy was the only CRAZY one that got totally in the ocean and went boogie boarding. He wanted to bring Karly...maybe next time!

She got to spend some quality time with her Nonnie on Saturday while the rest of us were off to "try" and go crabbing! Thanks for trying Dad! Maybe next time! ; )

We went shopping at Ron Jon's and Karly got her very first official Ron Jon's shirt. Oh yeah, she a surfer girl now! : )

Thanks for a great trip to Florida Nonnie and Dja Dja! We miss you bunches already!

Friday, November 6, 2009

The reason why babies aren't born with more hair...

Okay so we had to have the girls try on Tati's wig that she was going to wear to work Halloween cute yet so weird!! They look like little baby dolls!

Karly's First Halloween!

For birthday purposes I cannot share a couple of the BEST photos of Karly's first Halloween but I thought I would go ahead and post a few... Halloween was super fun!! We spent the evening at Uncle Jay and Aunt Tati's house playing, eating, taking pictures, and even doing just a little trick-or-treating. Bet you can't guess what she was...I'll give you 3 tries and if you don't get don't know us nor Karly well enough! : ) Her baby cousin Gabi was a Giraffe part-time and a lady bug the other. She was super cute too!! Just a few pics to share...enjoy! Be expecting a 1st birthday invite soon! Can you believe it, one year old?! Pretty crazy! Time flies by!!