Tuesday, October 07, 2008

"O" is for...One

Avalon has turned ONE!!! It is unbelievable that a year has passed. Time just goes too fast, especially in the life of a baby.

Besides Avalon being a little under the weather, she had a pretty great birthday! We did a fun little duckie theme and it was bright and cheery.

The day started off with a trip to pick-up balloons. Avalon loved them and I dare say it was her favorite part of her birthday. Which I am such a good Mom that I didn't even take a picture of her playing with them.
We then got all ready for her party. Iced the cake and wrapped presents all while she took a short nap.
After Dad got home we started the fun stuff and opened presents. It was really sweet as a lot of the kids from the neighborhood knew it was her birthday and stopped by with a little gift for her. She got some fun things, her most favorite being a doll. She also got a fun little purse, outfits, stuffed animals and a music maker. She also got a special "Jade" bracelet from Grandma and Grandpa Anderson, since her middle name is Jade.

Of course all the neighbor girls had to stay for cake, so we had quite a crowd for the big moment. It started with Avalon jumping up and down to get to the cake, which we put on the table due to my last 2 kids making such messes. Once the candle was blown out she went right for it, poked a finger in the frosting and started screaming. Every time she touched the cake she would cry. She was scared to death of it! We finally got her to take a duck off and suck on it, but she was having nothing to do with taking hand fulls and piling it in her mouth. By this point she was cranky and tired and just wanted to go to bed. It was the end of a very long and special day of turning One!!!




10 comments:

Debbi said...

wow! Has it really been one year? I love her cake and duck theme - did you make her cake? You are so talented! What a big girl!

The Cha's said...

Jo...did you "MAKE" the cake??? You make all the rest of us look bad. LOL
It looks like she is spoiled already, what fun. How great it is to have older siblings so that their friends will bring gifts over.

Jen

AndersonGR8 said...

Dang - we missed another special event. Tell her grandpa owes her one special snuggle for her big day. What a sweet, beautiful little girl. Wish we could have been there. Looking forward to our next visit.

The Heck Family said...

I can't believe you baby is one, JoAnn! How time flies! The cake was so cute...please say you didn't make that!?

jdandlori.blogspot.com said...

She is so adorable. Love the cake and duck idea super dute!

Sarah said...

Yeah for Avalon! She has gotten too big too fast! I love the duckies, way cute!

Andrea said...

HAPPY HAPPY 1st Birthday to Avalon. It certainly looks like she had an awesome birthday party, and especially enjoyed the eating of the bday cake. What a cutie pie that little girl is.

jaci said...

AVAVA,DON'T BE SAD ON YOUR BIRTHDAY. LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU ALOT. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!

The Kings said...

Hey Jo Ann- it's Lisa King! I just got your cute Christmas card and wanted you to know that we now live in Vancouver, WA. E-mail me at iowaking@hotmail.com and I can give you our new info.- Love your blog!!

jaci said...

joanne you must be a busy mom because you haven't updated your blogg so update it so i can know whats going on down there:)love and miss you guys well bye !!!!


- kelsi