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FoodieBaby Turns ONE!


I can’t believe my little FoodieBaby is already ONE! Her BEACH-THEMED birthday party last weekend was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! We felt so blessed by all of our family and friends who came to and helped with the party and I was pretty proud of my little girl for being somewhat undecided about sugar initially (even if it didn’t last) :).

I could go on and on about how much fun we had but, I’ll stick with letting y’all know the two major highlights…
The Ball Pit! Obviously, if you are 9 months- 3 years old, this is pretty much the best thing ever.

And, even better than a ball pit full of babies were these incredible cakes, made by my sweet, very talented friend, Molly. I have no idea how she pulled these off. She works full-time, has a toddler and apparently secretly works on decorating beautiful cakes! And, they tasted delicious! As shown below, FoodieBaby was kind enough to share some of her cake with Mommy and Daddy before tasting it and then getting it all over herself ;).

Making sure Mommy likes it before I taste it : /.

On to Daddy…

Clearly, she approved in the end. 🙂

Here are a few more pictures of decorations and guests (although, per usual, I wish we got more!).

Some of our favorite pictures from year one!

Feel so blessed that this many people have supported and loved on us over the past year!

Watching the birthday girl dig into her beach ball cake!

Finally, the beginning of an hour and a half gift-opening sesh for FoodieBaby the next morning! Spoiled much!?!???

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My First Mother’s Day


Yea, okay, it’s Wednesday and Mother’s Day is old news now but I know I’ll want to look back on this post later and, in my defense, I had finals this week so I just couldn’t find time for you, my lovely little blog.

When I was little, I remember asking my mom why there wasn’t a ‘Kid’s Day’. She said ‘because all the other days of the year are kid’s days’. I honestly thought I got cheated out of this having-a-day-to-yourself thing. Wow, I was either a jerk or just really clueless. Ha! I was thankful for my mother before but, now, after having a child of my own, words could NEVER come close to expressing how thankful I am for my amazing mom! Can’t believe she still puts up with us ;).

Pictures are more fun than words {or maybe I’ve been reading too many children’s books} so here’s (mostly) a picture story of how my first Mother’s Day went:

Naturally, we got things started the night before. My Mom came over to watch the babe so hubby and I could grab a drink. Oh, and fried pickles, of course!

Mmmm…Happy Mother’s Day to me :)!

And, HMD to Trey too! Ha!

Then, my sweet little girl threw me a surprise party from 3am-6am. She just couldn’t wait to celebrate! So thoughtful of her. I was too delirious to take pictures but I’m sure she was being cute even if it didn’t seem cute at the time : /.

Atleast we got to nap until 8:40am after that! These two gave me a sweet card:

Then, our little family enjoyed the beautiful morning relaxing in our backyard, drinking way too much coffee to make up for our sleepless night.

SO happy!

And, finally, my day was topped off with an evening spent with my wonderful family an incredible meal made by my sweet sweet cousins! Yum!

Slaving away in their precious aprons!

No meal is complete in this house without the incredibly fast personal veggie chopper.

1st (Grand)mother’s Day for Gemma (above)!

The end. Mom, that was fun! I am SO blessed to have such an amazing family!

And, last but not least, a few of my kind family members and friends gave me Mother’s Day gifts…notice how they are all edible. Obviously these people know me well! Annnndddd…Trey sharpened ALL of our kitchen knives! Now that’s the way to a woman’s heart :).