Friday, March 15, 2013

Ally's month by month pictures

Ally's 1st birthday!

What a fun celebration we had for Ally's 1st birthday! I would say that it was a perfect day to celebrate our big 1 year old! My Aunt Kathy did an amazing job on the decorations! I was able to get plenty of pictures of the cute decorations, but I guess I was having so much fun during the party, I didn't get very many pictures. I am bummed I didn't get more of the guests...but there were so many special family and friends and I am so thankful for all who were able to come and celebrate our Ally girl. Enjoy the pics from the day: 

an A made out of cupcake liners 

the mantel was decorated just for Ally

so cute! 

Daddy's little girl! 

a special wish tree 

Thank you Nana for the best birthday party ever!!! 

Our girl! 

tough to get a family picture these days! 

My girl! 

The cake table: Auntie Heidi made the adorable cakes! 

The best Auntie Heidi ever! 

so cute! 

the smash cake :)

singing Happy Birthday 


She had no problem diving right in! 

I think she liked it! 

This is so fun! 

nom nom

Daddy trying to sneak a piece 

so many great gifts! 

I let the big boys open this one...what great helpers! 

She got the hang of opening gifts pretty quick! 

Sayla showing Ally her new book :) 

These girls love to give each other cute! 

Lincoln was pretty excited about the bubbles. :) 

Loved celebrating our little girl!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Allyson Grace is 1!!!

Our baby turned 1!! And she is growing by leaps and bounds. It seemed like she just matured so rapidly this month, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. She is standing on her own, saying momma and dadda regularly, communicating, climbing onto everything she can, loving being outside in the swing or the slide and just as fun as ever. 

Oh, my sweet Ally girl. I can't believe that you are one already! Your giggles are so contagious, and I love how you wrinkle your nose when you smile. You love to wave and clap your hands. You are a busy, busy girl and if I look away for a second, you are trying to get to Ryan's potty, Layla's food or trying to fish the cords out from underneath the couch. :) You love to play with whatever Ryan has and follow him around all day. You also are adventurous; today you were climbing up on your couch chair and just falling backwards so I would catch you. You don't like to sit still, which make diaper changes super fun.  ;) You love to be around others and the nursery ladies at church adore you. I love how much you adore Ryan and my heart melts when you two giggle together. Thank you for helping him learn how to share. :) I love how you love to be rocked to sleep and I don't think I will ever tire of watching you fall asleep in my arms. Allyson Grace, there is not a day that goes by that I don't thank God for you and pray that God will continue to give us wisdom in how we are to raise you and also that above all you will know pure, unconditional love and that God has created you so perfectly. We love you sweet girl and will always be so thankful that you are our daughter. 

We had so much fun taking some pictures of you in the beautiful peach blossoms. 

she loves her animals! 

12 month stats: 
wieight: 20 lbs 8 oz
height: 36 inches
clothing: 12 month
shoes: size 3
eating: you pretty much eat whatever we give you. Some of your favorite foods are blueberries, cream cheese, meat, pears, hummus, beans, and goldfish! You have a bit of an obsession with goldfish: you like to crawl to the bottom of the fridge and point and yell until I get the fishies down. :) 
sleep: up around 6:30ish, nap from 9-10, then again from 1:30-3:00, then down by 7. You still wake 2-3 times a night. 

And the 12 month chair pictures:

Thank you Lord for the first year with our baby girl. What a gift she is and we are so thankful!