Monday, September 26, 2011


Our sweet Lucy turned one!!! We celebrated her birthday a few days early with many of our close friends and family. We are so grateful to everyone who came to celebrate our dream baby's life. We are so lucky she is ours and we couldn't be more blessed.

Lucy's party was held in our backyard. It was raining and stormy the entire day and night before, which really really delayed the party set up. We weren't able to set up everything that I had planned because of the rain, but the party was still a success. Luckily Lindsay and Ashley were here to help me set up what we could the morning of. Without them, the party would have been a total flop. They are amazing.

Lucy enjoyed the day full of attention, yummy food, her first taste of sugar, and tons and tons of presents.

Mari made these willow-esque garlands, and I made the fabric poms hanging from our cherry tree.

The treat table:

The grilled cheese and Autumn soup table:

The kiddies spent the day blowing bubbles, coloring with chalk and running around the yard.

This was the look Lucy had on her face the entire time we sang 'Happy Birthday' to her. She was so confused!

First taste of sugar:

The paparazzi.

Lucy's favorite gift of the day:

She seriously LOVES this baby doll. Thanks Grandma Judy!

A crown, fit for the queen:

Lucy has blessed our lives more than we could ever express. We love her more than anything on Earth. She is the most adorable, crazy, energetic, happy, smiley, loveable, cutest baby ever. She is the best part of our lives. She is amazing in ever way.

At one year, Lucy:
  • can stand up! Only for about 30 seconds at a time, but she's making progress.
  • still has more energy than we do.
  • has 2 teeth.
  • eats amazingly well and still loves everything.
  • nurses 3 times a day.
  • loves to clap, play 'Patty Cake', roll her little fists (sooo cute!), and play hide and seek using her hands or an object.
  • does (assisted) somersaults
  • sleeps very well.
  • loves people, especially other babies and blonde women.
  • gets so excited when she hears someone coming her way, or when her dad comes through the door after work.
  • can climb up our stairs in about 2 seconds flat.
  • can climb onto the ottoman and the couch, and can get down from all furniture by herself.
  • loves her baby doll and gets so excited, giving her hugs and kisses, every time she sees her.
  • is obsessed with accessories, especially scarves and hats. She loves the scarves she got for her birthday. If she doesn't have one on, she will take a dish towel, pants, whatever she can find, and wrap them around her shoulders and neck to make a scarf. She likes to try to put her clothes and shoes on, and gets frustrated when they don't stay.
  • loves when we praise her for anything she does (which is pretty much all day long).
  • is still the smiliest baby ever! She has the best smile in the world, and flashes it all day long.
  • is teeny tiny. She still only weighs just over 16 lbs (1st percentile!), is 29.5 inches tall (68 percentile) and her head is now in the 5th percentile. She is a feather.
  • impressed her Dr with all of her tricks and her social abilities.
  • can tell you what a doggy says. She thinks she loves dogs, and gets so excited to see one, until they get close.
  • loves to stack blocks.
  • is starting to show small signs of being cuddly. She climbs on my lap several times a day and rests her head on my chest or shoulder for about 2-4 seconds. Then she's off again!
This is a slideshow I made to document Lucy's first year of life:


ecuakim said...

Yippee! Fun, pretty parties are the best! I just love how much you love Lucy. Warms the heart, ya know?

Jake and Kim said...

I seriously laughed out loud at the face she made when you all sang to her! What a fun day! She is so sweet. ps I've heard baby dolls are a good thing to use to get your baby/toddler ready for a new brother or sister ;-) Just sayin'...

Whitney said...

Cutest. party. ever. I am hiring you!

Love that sweet little Lucy June. I just can't help but smile every time I see her.

Catching Up With The Connolly's said...

I love the picture of everyone singing to her! So cute! And a grilled cheese table?!?! Yummy! What a clever idea.

Trevor and Shelby said...

Ok she just keeps getting even more cute! How is that possible? And what a party. No wonder the paparazzi showed up- cute party with cuter baby. Just keep her off TMZ :)

Chantelle Olsen Peavler said...

I love that she loves baby dolls. Adi does too! That just means she is ready to be a big sister :) Your party is darling! I love the fabric pom poms! You'll have to tell me how your made them!! She is such a beauty queen! I love her confused face!

Rachel said...

She is such a love. Can't believe it's been a year already!

Julie said...

She is seriously so adorable. I can't get over her smile! Happy birthday sweet Lucy!! And SUPER cute party Courtney. Love everything!

Deven and Alyssa Perry said...

Super super cute! what a fun special day! the food and decor look amazing! What a good mommy.. I don't know how you had the time to do all of that! :) Great job! Fun pictures.

The Martin Family said...

Amazing party! Lucy is one lucky little girl! How did you make the hanging poms? Fabric? Super cute.
Lucy is a doll!! So happy for you guys!

becca said...

I love the picture of Lucy and Luke! Not the one with the manatee, although that one is funny too! I think it's funny that you said she likes to stack blocks because every time I do this with her, she knocks them over like she can't stand them being stacked! I love you Lucy!

Megan said...

she is seriously so stinkin cute. and her party looked so pretty! grilled cheese and soup for food? double awesome. happy (late) birthday to lucy!

the organic kitchen said...

Love that little bean. love how confused she was when we sang.

Chris and Mari Spiker said...

Beautiful babe & beautiful party! We love our little Lu so so much!

Angie said...

Cutest first birthday party ever!

Cassi said...

We are heartbroken we missed it! Things have been CRAZY around here, we barely did anything for Rykers BDAY. Oh well! We must have a play date soon!Take care!