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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A dose of randomness.

So, how’ve you all been? No, really – how’ve you been? I want details. What are your plans for Halloween? Are you dressing up as a plug and outlet with your husband or something a little less, I don’t know, perverted. What about the kiddos? Are they going as a can of SPAM, a monkey? Do tell.

How have I been? Well, I’ve been great. Truthfully. It’s my favorite time of year. It’s cooler outside – well, not as disgustingly hot – the leaves are turning – well, one leaf has turned, but that’s probably b/c it was dying anyway, there are pumpkins on people’s porches, Christmas and Thanksgiving are right around the corner. What a fun time of year! My favorite time of year. I finally, ahem, decorated for fall last week. I don’t feel like posting any pictures, though, so just picture it in your head. It’s gorgeous. Martha Stewart would be jealous. Believe that, ok?

As promised, I'm posting some pictures of my dear child's first birthday party. Since I'm not a queen and my husband, last time I checked, isn't a king, we threw out the princess theme and went with monkeys instead. Why not? My child smells like a monkey. She eats like a monkey. She climbs all over the place like a monkey. What better tribute to my little monkey than a party full of monkeys? It was bananas.



1st Birthday - 10-10-09 006 Here she is playing in the foam pit. My mom was sure she’d contract MRSA or Piggy Flu from the germs in the pit. A kid is only a kid once, right? I sprayed her down with Scrubbing Bubbles Anti-bacterial foam spray when we got home. Hopefully that took care of it. (Totally kidding about the scrubbing bubbles for those people with no sense of humor.)

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Here’s Anna’s BFF Kadence with her dad Luis. Look at that hair! She has more hair than me. And Don King.



1st Birthday - 10-10-09 011Here she is chewing on my camera, which, by the way, no longer works. Coincidence? Methinks so. I will take it out of her allowance once she starts cleaning our toilets and such.



1st Birthday - 10-10-09 014 The obligatory tongue picture. Oh, and she also refuses to look at the camera now. I guess our monthly photo fail sessions ruined her for good. Notice the bruise below her right eye? She did a nice face plant a few days before her party.



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Future blackmail photo.

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Here’s Anna shoving Kadence further into the foam abyss. Thankfully K’s dad was there to save the day!



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Dad is sweating while Anna looks on and laughs.



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Anna got a huge hit out of the air blowing from the vent. I’ve never seen her laugh so hard. Dad thought it was funny, too.



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Do you see the resemblance?



1st Birthday - 10-10-09 045 Time to jump on the trampoline!



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Time for cake. Notice how she’s sitting in the chair like a big girl? I’m also sitting in my chair like a big girl.



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I ordered a REALLY cute hat for her, but it’s not very easy tying string around a wiggly toddler’s face.



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Anna was a bit unsure about her cake. That surprised me since child eats everything. Everything!



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I think we enjoyed the cake more than her. I may have eaten the rest of it that night. Don’t tell her that.



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Anna wanted dad to get involved, too. He was a good sport!



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That’s as messy as she got. Humph.



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Thanks for helping me clean up, Aunt Lea Lee. And thanks for standing there watching us, Mimi. LOLs



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Us opening up the gifts. Whoa.



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See what I mean?!



All in all it was a wonderful day. We got to spend quality time with family and friends and celebrate our child's first year on this earth - what more could you ask for?

Seriously, though, enough about me - how about you? Talk to me about your Halloween plans. Comments are like my virtual crack. I need a hit as things have been very slow around these parts lately, ya dig?

10 comments:

Angela said...

love the pics Nat! Mike and I are dressing up for Halloween-- but the costumes are a secret! :-) I'll share on Friday when we get dressed up for the party.

G+D said...

Looks like Anna had a wonderful 1st birthday! She is just so darn adorable!

Allison said...

I don't think I've ever commented (found your blog from G&D) but since comments are like your virtual crack....I'll be your virtual enabler! Your daughter is adorable and your such a hysterical writer! Absolutely cracks me up!!! No Halloween plans here in NJ really....I kinda wish we could by-pass Halloween and go straight to Thanksgiving and Black Friday. The husband and I shop starting 12am Thanksgiving/Black Friday night....no kids yet so its "our" thing. Next year, if there's a baby in our house, we'll be stuck in obviously so we're looking to live it up this year with all the other crazy shoppers! Take care.

Mrs.Salsaburger said...

Hey Natalie! Cute pics! Looks like Anna had a great birthday party. I know I commented before but Anna is going to be a Banana. (Random site note. When we were in Australia, I found a toy banana that had a tag with the name of the toy. Ready: "Anna Banana." $22 freakin' Australian dollars later. (sigh)

The other sister said...

I admit it - I'm a lurker!!! Happy Birthday to your beautiful baby girl! I can't wait to see her one year photo fail! (which is NEVER a fail, by the way)

Berg said...

I love the monkey party hat! Also, I love the way you described comments as virtual crack because I have the same addiction.

Berg said...

As for Halloween, Billy and I are being a penguin (him) and a flamingo (me).

Eli said...

Love her birthday cake!! Glad she had a great time. She is so cute.

maria said...

Anna is gorgeous! We are not dressing up but Ethan, our almost 3year old is going to be a championship boxer (he's a champ to me)! He's not too keen on the robe yet, I have a day or two to convince him of it. Enjoy your Halloween, love your blog soooo much!

Beth @ UnskinnyBoppy said...

I love Anna! Happy Birthday sweetums! It looks like so much fun. And wouldn't you know the funnest thing there was the air vent. HA!

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