Thursday, July 2, 2009

One year down...

Happy Birthday to Lily!! How on earth can one whole year have gone by? You are growing and changing so fast. We try to remember each little milestone and change but blink and a year has gone by. We flew home from LA in the morning and you were so worn out from your LA party you slept the whole way home! Good birthday girl. In the evening we had some good friends over for a pizza party and cake. Lily and Zella played on Lily's castle slide! This is going to get some good use for years to come. Thanks Brandi! Alex even let us play on his newly planted grass.
Zella helps Lily open her gifts. They had as much fun tearing open the gifts as playing.
Annie and Eric got Lily a little people doll house. It even makes noises like a door bell and flushing toilet. It is a lot of fun. She has played with it every day since.
Ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins!
Ah, refreshing! She didn't make as much of a mess with this one. Maybe she thinks that after you turn one this is an every night treat. Sorry baby!
The next morning we played with Hillary and DB in her new shopping cart. This thing gets pushed all over the house. It really gives her the freedom to go wherever she wants because the front wheels turn so she can push it or drag it anywhere to help her balance. Bonus, she fits right inside! Watch out house, she is on the loose now so brace yourself for the sounds of crashing and banging. Hillary and DB departed for the cross country drive to move to Madison, WI. We will miss them a ton but already have plans to go visit in August. They are getting a puppy and have a pool at their new house so we know Lily will never want to leave.
Aren't birthday's grand? Lily has made some major milestones and has plenty to look forward teeth! She has no teeth yet! She manages to gum most foods and her favorite food is either strawberries or MEAT! She loves chicken, meatballs, taco meet! What a funny girl. She took her first steps on her own yesterday. About five steps before she fell into my arms. Each day she gets braver and faster so I guess we should do some "baby proofing". We have a lot of fun summer plans ahead. Our lake has a wading pool which is just across the street so we plan on spending lots of time there. We are coming back to LA for another wedding and a visit with Grandpa and Grandma England. They last saw Lily in February so they are in for a big change! Get your running shoes on guys! We are also going to Kauai in October with Nate, Kristen and Charlotte.


  1. Have a very Happy Birthday, Lily!!!

    The photos are adorable!

  2. love the owl cupcakes! you are so creative!! i can't believe she doesn't have any teeth!!!