Monday, February 22, 2010

the party girl

oh boy sugar!
mmmm cake

what is this?!

admiring her new clothes
yea farmer jones!

ready to go outside in the sun

bring on the pool

her favorite
yea a bow!

this girl is one party animal

wearing the awesome hat from her grandma susie

we fit eleven people in our kitchen. it's crazy big. marley, ben, granny, mark, nancy, eric, lori, resa, aunt doodoo, great grandma, and walter
with her aunt doodoo
the beautiful cake i made her and decorated all by myself

discovering balloons with granny

loving the card her grandma susie sent...

after her brithday dinner of tortellini
ready to play baseball!

marley mae is one! we had a great celeration both friday and yesterday. friday it was just me and her dad and her, but yesterday her adoring public came to play. i can't believe how quickly this year has flown by. i never would have guessed what the year was going to bring, so who knows what will happen this next year?! after my c-section they made me wait for an hour before i could hold marley, and i remember just demanding to see her and hold her. once i did, i just couldn't believe it. it's amazing how much you can love one small little creature and how drastically she has changed our lives. for the better. marley mae was quite the trouper at her party, as you will see in photos. she loves all her new toys and clothes. thank you so much to everyone who helped to make this a special day for marley. and for us. we really can't thank you enough...

Monday, February 15, 2010

ta da!

marley mae got up and walked across the room on friday. all by her self. and she has since been walking soon

Friday, February 12, 2010

one more week

yum yum yum mac n cheese
oh boy tissues!
wasn't so sure about spagetti at first, but she warmed up to it
taking a step
hmmm, which book should i read now?
oh i love my monkeys
11 months old!!!

her first hair bow
mum mums are her favorite snack
with aunt erin on nye
loving the blanket aunt erin made
cuddling with aunt resa

until marley mae is the big one! i can't believe it! ben has settled into his new job quite nicely. he loves to drink coffee, so i think it's a good match. =) marley is taking shuffle steps now. about one or two without holding on, it's only a matter of time before she just gets up and walks across the room. she has a mouth full of chompers now. i would love to tell you how many, but i am not sticking my finger in there. =)she loves to eat spagetti and macaroni and cheese. we're trying to get her to eat only adult food, but she is not sold on the idea. she's likes her pureed food. we are pretty settled into the new house. or we will be by the time her birthday party happens next weekend. she has started climbing on everything, which means she falls. a lot. here are a variety of photos...enjoy!