Sunday, February 15, 2009

Nella's First Birthday Part 3 - The Video

Here's a little video from the party.  We had made Nella a 'big sister' t shirt.  She was wearing it under a sweater.  We asked Nana Sipe to take Nella's sweater off of her before we served the birthday cake so it wouldn't get messy.  As you'll see, Nana, and everyone else, was quite surprised!  There was much rejoicing, which caused a mini freak-out session for Nella.  After everyone settled down, we sang Happy Birthday to Nella and gave her cake.  She just picked at her big cake, but really seemed to enjoy her little cupcake.  It was a fun party and we were glad to celebrate with good family and friends.

Nella's First Birthday Part 2

Here are a few more pictures from Nella's party.    

Nella with Nana & Granny.  Nella announced to everyone at the party that she was going to be a big sister!  (We're due September 28)

Enjoying her rocking unicorn from Mommy & Daddy.

Simon says, "Ick, these are for girls!"

"Look mom, Simon got me a Hello Kitty fork and spoon!"

Hanging out with Grandpa B. and her new dolly.

Next we'll post a video from the party (some singing, cake, and the 'big sister' surprise!).

Friday, February 13, 2009

Nella's First Birthday

Here are a few photos from Nella's 1st birthday party.  The decorations were pink and brown and so cute and girly!  

She loved her birthday flowers!

She didn't love her giant cupcake as much as we were hoping.  She also did not love her birthday princess crown (it wouldn't be a first birthday party without a mini-meltdown!).  She did, however, enjoy a small cupcake.  I guess it was easier for her to manage!