Sunday, September 23, 2012

Surprise Sleepover!

We told the girls they could have a sleepover for their 8th birthday, but when Abi turned 8 I had just had Brooke and wasn't ready.  I decided to throw a surprise sleepover for her 9th birthday this year.  She was really surprised.  I made a flip flop ice cream cake with lemon custard and lemon pudding frosting (her favorite ice cream is lemon).  We decorated flip flops with water baloons and painted fingers and watched movies.  It was a fun time!

 I love this one of her blowing out the candles.  And Lauren's happiness about it!

 She really knows how to pose for pictures as she opens presents.  She did it with every one!

 We painted all the girls nails.

 The girls were so silly putting balloons up their shirts and saying that they were having babies.  I guess they are just pretending with what they see their moms doing. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Brooke's 1st Birthday!

I am so far behind.  I lost my camera for a couple months, but finally found it again.  Thankfully it was found before Brooke's birthday.  I can't believe that my baby is 1 already.  The party was the day before her birthday because I don't like to do parties on Sunday.  We had a bunch of friends over and grilled hot dogs and enjoyed watching her eat her cake.

She is still not walking, which is ok with me.  She can now stand up from the middle of the floor and maybe get a step or two, but she doesn't trust herself (and why do it when you can get your sisters to carry you).  At her 1 year visit she weighed 17 pounds 7 ounces.  I am grateful to have her in our family!