Thursday, December 6, 2007

Happy Birthday Tori!

Happy Birthday to Tori! It is hard to believe that one year ago we were in the hospital. I remember almost everything about those couple of days. Bryan and I were joyful, anxious, and nervous. She is such a blessing I am not even sure how to begin to describe! I am fortunate to stay home with her to see how much she changes every day. We love to hear her say Ma Ma and Da Da. She definitely knows how to melt her Daddy's heart.

She weighs 19 lbs. and is 29 inches long. She can say ball, bath, book, Tori, tree, deer, she calls Santa Ho Ho, she knows what sound a monkey makes, and she loves pointing to her nose, ears, and belly. She truly is a bundle of joy!

We are blessed to have both sets of our parents and aunts and uncles that love and care for her as if she were their own.

We spent the day with Audi, Paw Paw, and Mae Mae. We opened presents, ate lunch, and of course my day is not complete if I do not go to some craft stores so Mae Mae and I did a little shopping.

She loved the baby doll the Audi and Cole got for her. She did not want to stop giving it hugs and kisses.

It has been a great week of celebrating. We had a party on Saturday at our house. I will say that Tori did not enjoy herself the whole time. We had a little issue with the cake eating...o.k...big issue. She lost it. After she calmed down and I realized we were not going to enjoy her making a mess of eating her own birthday cake...everything went back to normal.

This was the 'huge' mess she made after she calmed down.

The girls loved helping Tori open all her presents.
Uncle D, Jes, Jeff, and Jenny got Tori a stroller, so we decided to sit her in it. I'm not sure if you can see the present in the background, but we really appreciate Brent and Julie getting us some finger paints for the bathtub. I cannot wait until she is old enough for that!
Grandma and Papaw sent her a new riding toy that she loved from the minute she opened it. She loves dancing to it.
Does this picture really need any words to explain?
Frances, Virginia, Libby, Emery, and Emma Cate. We had a time trying to get all the kids together for the picture. I just realized I uploaded the wrong one...Henry is not in this one.

A big thank you to Aunt Jessie for making Tori's first birthday cake with a very special recipe. It looked and tasted better than I imagined.

Audi made some cookies that went fast, too! Obviously the theme of the party was polka dots.

A perfect way to end my first birthday week!


Emma Cate said...

Love all the pictures! I can't believe she is one! Tori is such a good girl, we are so thankful we are here to have the girls grow up together! I hope Emma Cate doesn't teach her any bad habits!! Love you all!

Mittig family said...

Happy Birthday to Tori! Wow, one already? The party looked like fun and the cakes were so cute! Glad y'all had a good time-love you!

mkburcham said...

Happy Birthday Tori! Great post-such good pics from her party! Yeah, she didn't seem to like the whole cake thing at first in those pics! Your sister in law did a great job on the cake too. Tori is such a cutie and seems like a sweet little girl! Love ya!

Davis said...

Happy Birthday, Tori!!!! Great pictures! She is growing up so fast! She is just beautiful!

gretchen said...

I found your blog thru emma cate's!

I can't believe she is one. Happy Birthday Tori! Wow a year really goes by fast.

Her b-day party looked so cute. All her little decorations were so adorable!
Congrats, You made it thru the first year!

Katie Land said...

The pics are great. I cannot believe how time flies! You guys are so blessed to have such a close loving family. Tori is one special little girl who is loved by so many people. It is great that you are loving staying home with her! Can't wait to see you guys!

Kimberly said...

What a beautiful party for a beautiful girl! Happy first Birthday, Tori! The cake was too cute to eat that is probably why she didn't want to mess it up! Her outfits are always so cute!

The Hadfields said...

Happy Birthday to Tori!! She is such a cutie. And her cake looked delicious!!

Carrie said...

I can't believe she's one! She is so beautiful and the party looked like a blast! Hope y'all are well...Merry Christmas!

Julie said...

Great pictures!! That is so sweet with the baby!! She's so smart too! Not 20 lbs yet-which way is that carseat??

lyla said...

that was the funniest post! i laughed out loud at her not wanting to eat her cake. lilly wouldn't eat hers either. too funny! the cake was precious, by the way!