Wednesday, April 27, 2011

easter weekend 2011

we had a very crazy easter weekend!

on friday, kyle and i left at 5am for tennessee to go to shannon wight's (a good friend from school) wedding. jillian stayed home with the nelsons. we felt it would be cruel to make her drive 20 hours in 2 days!

we loved tennessee and the wedding! (but more on that later)

while we were at the wedding, the nelsons had their easter fun, so jillian had fun with them. they texted us pictures and said she loved hunting eggs!

we drove home on saturday night, and climbed into bed at 5am! yes, 5am. we were tired. we didn't even go home, we just crashed at the nelsons, where jillie was.

we then very slowly crawled out of bed at 9am. (we really really didn't want to miss church).

the 3 of us surprisingly made it to church on time!

{baby no.2 was there too! showing up a little earlier than i remember no.1 showing, btw!}

after church we made a quick trip to see all the nelsons who were in town and we'd missed all weekend.

then we had lunch at my parents and the kids hunted easter eggs.

{papa helping get her bunny ears all straight}

{us in all our craziness, all the cameras are kinda funny}

{this is how she carried her basket the whole time, so cute!}

jillian was serious business about hunting eggs!

i was shocked how good she was at just a year old.

{getting some pointers from daddy}

she would scope it out, put her basket down, and make a beeline for a few eggs, then bring them back to her basket. she filled it in no time, and we didn't help her at all!

i didn't get a picture of all the kids, but here's a few..

{andrew got some gummy teeth in on of his eggs}

{izzie getting her hunt on}

{haylie bug}

{looks like dellie was considering sharing with papa}

{she's just as happy with the eggs, as she is what's inside!}

{checking out her loot, once we came inside to cool off!}

and here we are easter weekend, last year. i was 41 weeks pregnant, and got induced at 5 am on monday morning!
crazy how much changes in just a year!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

a whole year!

jillian is a year old.

she is not a toddler, though.

just a year old, walking baby.

last week was the most hectic/busy week we have had in a very long time!

we showed our house twice last week, so we had to keep it spotless, and we had my birthday and jillian's birthday. and every night we had plans doing one thing or another.

her birthday party was saturday evening. we just did super simple, with our families at our house. and it was a perfect little party!

the morning of her birthday, we let her have a powdered donut. i tried to get a picture, but she devoured it before i could! and immediately started crying when it was gone!

before her party, we tried to have a little photoshoot, but guests started to arrive.

{here is where she saw my parents come into the backyard}

{this makes me laugh so hard! she accidentally hiked it up.}

we had hamburgers and cupcakes, and i actually did not take a single picture of the table, decorations, cupcakes, anything! i couldn't believe it. we also didn't video singing happy birthday. i think we broke serious first birthday rules.

{isn't this just the picture of patience?}

{she definitely likes cupcakes!}

she got a "bike" which she just hopped on and started riding!

a baby and stroller, which has already been pushed many miles!

izzie and jillian both had a cup of ice and just went and sat in the empty kiddie pool, eating their ice and talking about something!

and tons of other super cute things (too much!) every gift she opened she just wanted to go play with it, so i basically had to hold her down to open them!

here's her birthday banner and cupcakes after the party. her banner is still up, but i don't want to take it down just yet!

we had so much fun with all family just hanging out! thanks everyone for making it special and fun!