Happy Birthday littlest bird!
Lily had a wonderful day celebrating turning one. All kids should have summer birthdays. I know that is what Bayli has always wished for.
She visited with Grandma Bev in the morning, while mom recouped from working overnight.
After she got home and had nap-time, she crawled about the house and played with her favorite toys and friends (Bayli & Chase).
Then she did her favorite thing, went outside and played. She loves being outside.
Although she still is hesitant about letting her bare limbs touch the grass.
She has to work herself up a bit.
She takes a break from touching the grass by standing up. She is pretty great at doing squats.
Then she takes a few steps to try and escape from the tickly grass.
She ends up back on her bottom after about 3 steps.
This turns into a pretty fun game after a while.
Until she decides to make a mad dash (crawl) to the basketball court.
And tries to climb into the pool.
We usually thwart her efforts at this point.
In the evening we had our entire family over to join in the celebrations.
We enjoyed some serious water wars.
Everyone got drenched.
No one was safe. Including the person packing around the birthday girl and camera.
There were a few who managed to hide out from the drenching.
I think that they must have given serious threats, that or they escaped into the house.
Lily did get a bit overwhelmed by all of the people.
I love her cute little posture and bum.
She had a good time picking up balloon entrails. With the help of her trusty blue duckie.
Until the adults forced her to stop that game. The big meanies!!!
Then we enjoyed hotdogs.
Can I just say how much I love having the walk out patio done? LOVE IT!!!
Now we just need the basement done so we don't have to make a billion trips up and down to the kitchen.
Lily loves to eat, so she was more than willing to eat a hotdog.
While holding onto her blue duckie, the entire time.
Then it was time for cake!!!
Of course she didn't hesitate to test that out.
She had a bit of a pause after the first sampling.
Then she dove right in.
And before long, looked like this.
And was scouring her tray looking for more.
She was forced to take a bath after that.
More like, she screamed at mom to help get the cake out of her eyes while trying to shake it off of her hands.
After the cleanup, present time!
She had a bit of help from brother and sister.
And she made out with some really fun gifts.
She has so many people who love and adore her.
Not focused, but for some reason I love this one.
Probably because all of the movement reminds me of all the joy she exuded.
And this doesn't show her first loves given to her pillow pet.
I hope we got them on video.
Because it was so darn cute and tender.
She was a pretty happy little gem.
Thanks family for coming and celebrating with us!!!