Friday, January 23, 2009

Birthday Fun...

So...Avery's birthday was a lot of fun. Small fun, but still fun! On days like that I wish we could go somewhere really cool or that we had family in town, but Avery was happy with her cupcake and the pizza her daddy insisted on letting her try. YES I SAID PIZZA. I made the HUGE mistake of asking Charlie to accompany us to her 12 month well visit. And Dr. Khanfar made a HUGE mistake when he uttered the words, "She may eat whatever you eat now." Immediately I interrupted, "Suuurrrre...except for dairy, eggs, nuts, strawberries, and things we aren't too sure about, right?" He politely smlied and replied, "No ma'am, she can eat anything except for something she may choke on like popcorn or nuts." So there was no telling Charlie that pizza was not acceptable. The result? No, she did not choke. I did not have to do the Heimlich. BUT (and this is a big but) I might as well return my handy dandy food processor - yes, this past weekend I ventured into the world of baby food making! But after pepperoni pizza on her birthday - she is NOT having it. She gagged on the peas, when Charlie tried the green beans he had to trick her by holding a sippy to her mouth and then sneaking the spoon in until she threw a complete fit. She is doing okay with squash, and still happy with the sweet potatoes. So, I've decided she'll have to live on sweet potatoes and the occasional squash and pizza, lol, which means she'll turn totally orange for that photo session with Jami. Oh joy. Can you PhotoShop an orange baby back to white? Hmmm....
Also, I went a little overboard with pictures on her birthday - but I figured what the heck, it is her 1ST BIRTHDAY. So, I'm going to attempt to upload over 35 to this blog, which I believe will be a record for me , although nothing close to Stormie's mom :) Just wait until her party...I may need to buy a new memory card!
Opening her first present of the day...
Her very own Pink New Balance Tennis Shoes!

Of course, the box was a much better gift than the actual shoes!

I couldn't believe how big she looked in her new kicks... We learned this trick from Campbell...she is actually kind've leaning against the bed....

"Am I cool with this fly jacket and these awesome shoes, or what?"

And off she goes!
Cupcakes! Guess which one is mommy's?



Party hats are delicious!And Birthday Cards are too!
A birthday gift from Ms. Chastity...a cute outfit complete w/ capris!

Lots of goodies...

The best family pic I could get, holding the camera myself and a baby who was tired of taking pictures!

Opening presents with daddy...

A onesie I made for her photo shoot to wear w/ her tutu

And sparkling shoes for her party dress

It was bedtime by the time I remembered these and she was not in a posing mood!


7 comments:

{Louisiana.Bride} said...

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{Louisiana.Bride} said...

my email is emmaanne04@yahoo.com

Cristi said...

Loved the pictures. Oh I HATE I missed it. Cant wait for our celebration though. Love love, and more love. Mom

Curran said...

Addison & I love all of Avery's party pictures! It looks like she had a great time :) She is such a beautiful little girl! BTW - Addison LOVES her Mirror
Me book! It is one of her favorites :)

Jami Ainsworth said...

Looks like you had special time any way...

And by the way...no you can't make an orange baby white! LOL

Stormie's mommy said...

Those are so cute

Calley said...

Avery looks precious in her furry vest! How cute!