"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lauren's First Shindig

I love it that she's holding up one finger!
During the wee hours of her birthday, Lauren woke up crying. I was going to let her cry it out, but then I remembered it was her birthday and I would have been the meanest mom ever if I did that to her on her special day! So I nursed her and loved on her and took it all in, that it would be the last time I'd nurse her as a baby. In the morning she would be a big girl. [SNIFF] (I am still nursing, but now that she is one we are seriously weaning and it's not fun for either of us!)
It's fun that her birthday fell on Sunday because we got to show her off at church and everyone wished her a happy birthday. They even sang to her in primary. I am the pianist, but cute Gabby held her up at the front for me.

Like the one finger again? That evening we had a bunch of people over for a party. We had family and a few old friends. It's fun that we still get together for special ocassions and it's great to watch our families grow!

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to! Baby Girl was over stimulated all night long, but she got really distracted by the wrapping paper.

Good thing Ethan and Hailey could lend a hand!
Ethan and Hailey had been excited about the rainbow cake all weekend and kept sneaking peeks in the garage fridge. They even sneaked all their little friends down there at the start of the party to show it off.

Mmmmm, Carli that cake must be delicious!

Poor Brandi still has ten weeks to go!

Lauren was a good sport all night, but by bed time she was cranky and wanted some sleep. And sleep she did. Happy birthday, Sweet Heart! We love you more than you'll ever know!


Jen said...

I cannot believe that she is 1!!! I remember it like it was yesterday! Good luck with the weaning!

Mandy said...

Ok, she is so stinking cute! I can't believe she is 1 already. Looks like you had a fun party, and all the pictures look great!

Margo Munanui said...

I love Lauren's picture eating her birthday cake. Too cute.

Bethany said...

Happy Birthday Lauren! It seems like you just had her.

Jylaire said...

Happy Birthday little Lauren! She is just beautiful! I can't believe she's already 1!

Julie said...

Veronica, if you and Lauren are not ready to wean, then do not! Turning one doe smnot mean that baby must stop nursing, on the contrary.

Mathieu will be 1 in two weeks and he still nursing about 6 times a day/night. He is happy. I am happy. Even if I want to get pregnant again soon, I will not wean him. I am letting nature decide when my body is ready.

Happy birthday to Lauren. And happy remembering day to you.


Joey and Nettifer said...

happy Birthday baby and might i add since i never see you at church I saw you walk by and she did look adorable! Sad not being able to nurse - I Love Nursing! I can't wait to do it again! Sweet baby girl!

Lauren said...

Wow! I really can't believe Lauren is 1! I still remember when you were having the two week wait to confirm that you were pregnant. All of your kids are so beautiful. I love lauren's curly hair- its adorable!!!

Mike, Jules, Gabee and Izee said...

IT'S MY PARTY AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO!! Dying laughing at those pics... Your kids are way too cute, honey... Can I have your baby's hair, please??

Mike, Jules, Gabee and Izee said...

IT'S MY PARTY AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO!! Dying laughing at those pics... Your kids are way too cute, honey... Can I have your baby's hair, please??

Ute Family said...

I don't think she could be any cuter. She looks so cute in her sunday outfit. And that cake is adorable. What a cute Idea. Did you make it. I'm sure you did. You are so talented!!!! Happy B-day Lauren!