Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Birthday Post


Well, it happened, I have survived a year of motherhood. Mark it down. And, even better, my marriage survived a year of motherhood. And, to top it ALL off, I am feeling an itch to start this whole thing over again with baby number two. Woo-hoo. There was a time, in all sincerity, that I didn't know how we would ever even consider baby number two. What a life changing year it has been, and I truly cannot remember me without Ada. So clearly, there was reason to celebrate today. And poor, poor Scott--his birthday has become an afterthought in all the excitement of having a child in the home. But come on, what is better than a child's birthday, other than a child at Christmas? Nothing, right? At least not that I remember. I loved all the excitement and attention and feeling special that a birthday brought, and I plan to pass on those same feelings to my offspring. And so it began today. See how it went below.


The star of the show in all of her cupcake, birthday girl gloryThe birthday meal. What better way to celebrate an August birthday than with a cookout. Maybe next year we can add fun in the pool to the mix and have the ideal end of summer setting.
Eating her baked beans--the only part of her birthday meal that she could eat, but oh, did she eat them. She loved them!!
At this point, we stripped her down to her diaper in preparation for her birthday cake. She was getting tired of the highchair as evidenced by her face.

Side note: the following pictures were all Scott's idea. I was not one for letting her "dive" into the cake, but dive she did.

And this is what she thought about my taking her cake away. (Immediately after this we transported her to the bath tub!!)
And mom, the picture at the top of the page is for you. Please note that I am using my silver to cut the cake!! It is being used.

11 comments:

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday to ADA! And Scott!

Seriously, I want to come and grab up that little one and take her away! I love her little red hair - what a beautiful baby! Ya'll are great parents, and congratulations on making it a whole YEAR!

Mary Ann said...

L.B.,
The pictures are great. Thanks so much for taking the time to post them and to tell all about everything. Ada is too cute. I haven't seen her since she really started walking, so I am amazed at that picture of the two of you looking at gifts, and there she is standing on two little strong legs looking down at those gifts. Amazing!

Love,
Mary Ann

Scott said...

Isn't the photography great? I think I really captured the event as best as one could. I even got a little artsy and took a sideways one, the one where Ada is sitting down amongst all the presents. I have to admit, I have mad picture taking skillz.

Milla said...

Happy Birthday Ada!! So, so cute! She looks so grown-up on her first birthday, and I love her cute polka-dot cake! I also love the picture of her screaming... :)

I'm glad you guys had a great day! I can't believe it's been a year...

jane said...

look at her little ringlets! and the walking! what a sad face when the cake was gone...
are y'all still planning on tomorrow? we are lookin forward to it!
(scott-- great journalistic photography!)

Deanna said...

Awww...Happy One Year to all of you! Great pictures!

The Slagleys said...

Happy Birthday Ada! It looks like everything went well. I am glad you let her dive in the cake, it is a one time thing that makes for cute pictures, and they turned out great. Her curls are precious! I am glad you all survived a year, it is a lot harder than most people would think!

ann said...

Love the pictures!!! She looks so old to me, just since the weeks that I've last seen her. Her hair also looks quite a bit longer (and curlier)

John, Jessica, Hannah, and Grant Harman said...

So glad all went well...what great fun!! The cake was too cute! Ada is such a cutie!

Amanda said...

Happy birthday!!! I love all of your pictures. Her hair is getting curly. She is adorable!

Brittany said...

I happened upon your blog and was immediately intrigued. I too have an Ada. She is 6 months old and we often call her Ada Love :) Your Ada is so very cute. Happy late birthday to her!