Saturday, February 4, 2012

Paige's Birthday Party

We can't believe Paige is already ONE!  Time flies!

After a big soup and bread buffet, Paige tried out cake for the first time!

Maris helped her blow out the candle.
This was as messy as she got.  I had high hopes for the smash cake!

After cake, we opened presents.  Our family and friends were so generous.  Paige now has a full wardrobe of adorable 100% cotton clothes for summer, and some fun toys to play with too!

Showing off a cute shirt.
Say "Ahhhhh!"
Making a break for it.

We are so grateful to everyone who cooked for us, helped us set up, made sure the cake arrived in one piece, and then helped us clean up!

Super Family

8 Mile

Our gift for Paige is on back order and we have no idea when or if it will arrive.  Good thing she doesn't know any better!  I obviously can't share pictures of that yet, so here's one of her enjoying a ride-on toy from G'ma and G'pa C.  

(If we put a hood up on her, she insists on wearing it that way until the shirt comes off.)

If you are interested, you can read more about the details of Paige's party on my other blog.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Birthday Girl

Happy Birthday Paige!!

Paige is such a goofy, sweet, happy little girl.  At one year old, she loves dogs, playing with her big sister, trying new toys and new foods!  We also found recently, that she loves swimming.  Her favorite foods are peas, cheese, black beans, and cantaloupe.  She takes two naps a day and sleeps like a champ all night too.  Paige is not quite walking yet, but that doesn't stop her from chasing her sister all over the place and getting into things she shouldn't!  She knows two signs (more and all done) and about five words.  We love you, Paige, and are excited to see how you will learn and grow this year!

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Princesses on Ice

Every week we try to make sure that Maris and I get to have some Mommy and Me time for just the two of us.  Sometimes it is just running errands, but sometimes, it's something really exciting like Princesses on Ice!

We didn't tell her where we were going, only that she needed to dress like a princess.  We got her a new Tangled dress-up dress.  (I wish we'd video taped her finding that in her closet! Priceless.)  Then Maris and I headed to Quicken Loans arena to see the princesses.

I still didn't tell her what was happening until the first skaters came out on the ice.  She was more amazed than squealing with excitement, but it was a fun reaction nonetheless.

I'm always impressed that anyone can skate in these costumes!  The show had three sections, plus Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald who came out to introduce each part.

The Princess and the Frog


We didn't realize it at the time, but Maris was pretty sick.  The very next day she was at the doctor for a double ear infection and pink eye.  I think she still managed to have a good time!