Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Blake!

Blake Turned 1 on September 16th. Can you believe it? This is my favorite picture of the day... she was eating her cake and kept trying to feed it to me.

Happy Birthday Blake! You are now 1 years old and I can no longer say "my Baby Blake".

A few things I love about Blake that I want to remember:

  • She does open mouth kisses to me, her dad, and her dog

  • She walks around with both hands high up in the air like a football referee signalling Touchdown

  • She loves to eat anything she can put in her mouth herself, and despises eating from a spoon

  • She loves to go fast... on anything... horses, 4-wheelers, her push wagon

  • She laughs everytime her dad throws her into the lovesac

  • She loves to be outside, especially either dirty or wet

  • She loves to pour the dog's water bowl onto her lab 3 or 4 times a day

  • She breathes heavy when she's excited instead of laughing... it is like a dog panting

  • She only has 3 teeth, and has had 3 teeth for a month... they do not come in pairs apparently

  • She only likes to sleep in her bed, and she snuggles with a big white polar bear

  • She loves her mom and dad!

We had a great birthday on last Wednesday, the 16th. We had a party for our family out at the farm, and we had cake and ice cream and all the kids got to play in the sandbox and ride horses.

I did a caterpillar cake to go along with the Book "The Hungry Caterpillar". It turned out pretty cute... lots better than the practice one a few weeks before.

These are two of Blake's cousins riding Isaac. The kids all enjoyed the horses.

Speaking of horses, Blake got a rocking horse from her Grandpa and Grandma Crosland. She loves to ride it, especially since Luke started pushing her around the house in it. :)

Baby Lucy, Blake's other cousin, had her first horseback ride. Doesn't she look like a natural?

Blake's parents bought her this cool wagon thing, which was a lot cooler before she got the horse (refer to picture above). She doesn't like it near as much now since it doesn't rock and bounce.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Summer is slipping away!

Since we are not very good at blogging about our summer, I thought I would do a quick recap of July and August. We went camping twice, we went to Moab and stayed in a cabin for a week, we went rock climbing with some friends, boating at Willard Bay, and Blake got to watch her first fireworks at the Kaysville Fireworks and Parade. Luke also competed in the Bountiful Triathalon and took 2nd in his age group. All in all... Great summer!
Blake started taking a few steps at 11 months, but hasn't really been walking much until recently. This is her favorite toy push wagon, which she either pushes or stands inside of all day long!

Our beautiful Blake at almost 1 year old