1st Birthday - Part 1!!!!

Emmy Cate’s first birthday party was this weekend and it was so much F.U.N.!!  We had the best weekend celebrating with all of our family that came in town and many good friends.  Even though she doesn’t see them as often as she would like, Emmy Cate L.O.V.E.S. her grandparents and can’t get enough of them!! 

A couple of days before the party Emmy Cate got dressed up and we got some cute pictures of her. 

Look Mom, I’m turning “1”!!!

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On to the party …

Before all of the guests arrived, Emmy Cate was happy to entertain her cousins with her wild behavior and constant motion.  I think they could watch her play for hours!!

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Time to sing Happy Birthday ……

Dad, these candles look cool but I don’t know if I want to eat them … 


Ok, I’m going in ….


Hmmm, I got a little taste, this isn’t too bad ….


It’s on now ….


But Daddy couldn’t stand the mess and the fact that I was slinging and throwing it all on the wall, so soon after this he cleaned me up!!


A couple of pictures with Mom and Dad ….. but PLEASE take this bow off of my head guys ….



Yay!!  Time to open all of my wonderful presents!!!

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These new toys are so fun!!!

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Besides all of the wonderful birthday fun, Emmy Cate also decided to take her first steps with EVERYONE at the party watching her AND she said her first real word - “Baby”!!  It was pretty amazing, she has been so close to taking steps all week but just wouldn’t quite go for it.  As everyone was gathered around to watch us open presents, she stood and and reached for daddy and walked a couple of steps!  (She is taking her first steps in the picture on the bottom left of the 4 pics above where we are opening presents)

Dede gave her a babydoll for her birthday and the next morning I held it up to her and she said “Baby”!  From then on, she is so proud to practice this new word!!  She also says “uh huh” to show that she likes something but that’s not a real word.  :))

We are so grateful for everyone who helped out with her party and for all those who came to celebrate with us and for all of the wonderful gifts. 

Happy Birthday Emmy Cate!!!

1 comment:

Sally said...

Oh my, that's the biggest first birthday I've ever seen!