Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Our Missy Moo is One!

Our Allison Elizabeth is one year old!
Where did that year go?

Cute toes:

Things about our cute girl
*She's definitely a Diva... She already has some attitude! :)
*5 teeth- three on top, two on bottom
*A little over 19 lbs
*Favorite foods- bananas, Nilla Wafers, Cheese,
Frozen Go-gurts, and Home-made Mac and Cheese
*She's been walking now for a month and a half...
*... And is now pretty much running
*Can say a few words (in her own way):
Mama, Dada, Da (Dallin) Day-Chew (Thank you)
Deese! (Cheese) Buh-Bye, Dat (that),
Nigh-Nigh (Night Night) Oww (outside)
*Still LOVES to play the piano, but is much more
precise... plays with one finger-one note at a time.
*Also loves anything to do with Music- She tries to lead the
hymns in church, Sings along, and dances in a circle...
*Holds up one finger, then says "Do, Eee" (two, three)
*Nods her head yes (Very Big!)
*Shakes her head no (Kind of bobs it from
shoulder to shoulder-very cute!)
*Loves her "babies"- feeding them and
pushing them in the stroller
*Always wants to dress herself
*Is very good at holding a pencil/crayon/pen
and coloring! She's detail oriented!

Our Allie Bug is just so much fun! She's growing and changing SOO much right now! Getting so much more personality and being able to react a lot more to people and what they say. She's starting to understand everything you say to her and give an answer. And she DEFINITELY has her opinion! She loves Dallin and wants to be everywhere he is. Dallin loves to go in when she wakes up in the morning and just make her laugh and laugh! I love listening to them giggle in the car too, and can often find them back there holding hands. She's definitely still a Mama's Girl, but has that daddy of hers wrapped around her little finger... :)

We had a wonderful birthday party for Allison the day after her birthday. Friends and family came from all over to celebrate with us. We know our house is kind of "out there" for some- so we really appreciated everyone that made it!

I tried to plan ahead as best I could...

(Ok... Yes... that is a picture of how everything would be on the table... Admitting I have a problem is the first step to recovery... right? haha...)

And everything actually did run really smooth! Food was yummy (thanks everyone!). Home-made cupcakes were a hit (Strawberry Cream Cheese and Coconut!). Decorations turned out just how I planned them (Made everything!). Just a few details of the party:

Everyone was so sweet and gave Allison some really cute things! My great-grandma gives all of the grandchildren (I got one too!) a rocking chair for their first birthday! Love it! So perfect for her.

Thank you also to all of her grandparents that weren't able to make it! The things that you sent were wonderful! My kids are so blessed to have so many amazing grandparents!

We're so happy to have our sweet girl. Life wouldn't be the same without you!

Stay tuned for more pictures from her one year photo shoot!! :)


Jennifer said...

The party turned out beautiful! And don't worry--you're not the only one that does those little diagrams as part of your party-prep. I admit: I do it too!

Bill and Emily Grant said...

so so so cute! How fun! She is adorable!

Our little Amanda is turning one in a couple of weeks and I have been planning the party for a while now! Thanks for sharing!

Judy said...

I still can't believe it has been a year already! Allison is such a cutie! The decorations were awesome! Great Job. (The thank you card was way cute, by the way.)

Cassie Milligan Rodgers said...

so adorable! i can't wait until i get to plan Oliver's first birthday! i love the list of her accomplishments, thats a very cute thing to do! and it sounds like i definitely need the recipe for those cupcakes!

katie said...

Wow Jenna, your amazing! That looked like so much fun! I miss you guys up there!!

becky graf said...

Jenna, want to plan my next birthday!?! How cute is that! You're an adorable little mom! :)