Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Cinderella Story...

We celebrated Anna's birthday on saturday, she turned 1!  I can't believe how fast my litle baby is growing!  I feel like time is just going so fast, and yet I'm happy she has been learning all kinds of new things and keeps developing and learning every day. 

I decided soon after she was born that for her first birhtday we would have a princess party.  You see, she is the only girl in the Taylor Tots, so I wanted her to be able to look back at the pictures from her party and see what a true princess she is.  I couldn't ask for a better baby!  She is such a joy! 

It has been a bitter-sweet weekend for me b/c I feel like I want her to stay this age forever, but at the same time I know she will continue to grow and develop, and I'm excited for her future.  I tell her we're going to be best friends!  She already loves her little purse, and watches 'project runway' with me, so her and I will get along just fine! 

I'm really grateful for our dear friends and family who joined us on this special day.  Thank you all for your constant love and support.

I love being a mom to my wonderful children.  I say to Randy often how I didn't realize how selfish I was living my life until I had kids!  They have taught me so many things, and I feel like I'm continuing to become a better person, partly because of my experiences as a mother.  I am truly blessed to have happy, healthy children who adore me!  I think when they become teenagers and don't want to hang out with me anymore I will be sad :(  But until then, I will enjoy every minute of it!

I love my children and husband more than life itself, and I will do my best to make sure they know that every day.

I wish I had been able to get Anna to smile...there was so much going on that she didn't want to stop and smile for one second!  Oh well, maybe next year!

My friend Sherry made Anna her Cinderella dress, I love it! She even made her a chocker and head band...Anna was not a fan of the chocker, every time I tried to put it on her she would cry...so sadly she didn't wear it. :(


Stephanie said...

How fun. I need a little girl that can be my best friend when she grows up. She looks adorable in her princess dress.

Ferguson Family said...

Happy Birthday Anna! I'm somewhat surprised to not see Randy and Jon in princess attire. Looks like a fun time.

marshfam said...

Being a mom is the best! What a sweet party, for a sweet little baby!! Love it!!