Saturday, March 19, 2011

it's a birthday filled week: something from aunt holly!

woo-hoo, today is party day! the decorations are hung, the balloons are blown up, the cake is waiting to be smashed, and now were just waiting for guests to arrive. i am so excited for today we have some good guest posts lined up (not that every last one hasn't been amazing!)
last night i made stella's first birthday slideshow to play in the background at her party and to have as a keepsake and it totally got me all teary! what an amazing blessed year our family has had especially with stella joining us. i can't wait to make more memories with my little ones!
i asked stella's aunt holly to say a few things today. tim's first niece vivian was born just a short two months before stella and we can already tell that they will grow up being the best of friends! it is so fun putting them in matching outfits and taking photos. i can't wait to read this!


eating bugs. playing “dress up.” duck hunt. being terrorized by pigs. legos. green bean casserole. marco! polo!

These are just a few of the memories I have of your daddy (as his big sister) growing up.  Now our childhood is past and we each have our own dear daughters. You have your daddy’s sense of adventure and love for exploration – barriers may slow you down, but they won’t stop you! You get that same mischievous twinkle in your eye when you get an idea to do something you know you’re not supposed to do. And you have the sweetness that makes it plain fun to hang out with you.

hanging out on the floor gym. swim party. cousins photo shoot. sleepover. tearing up a magazine while yelling “No No!” at the top of your lungs. eating cupcakes.

These are some of the memories that we have made with you. You are already one year old, and I can’t wait to see all the new memories we will create with you as you grow up. (Ask your dad for his opinion, but you might want to skip trying some of the things he did . . . green bean casserole, for instance.)

Love and Kisses from your Aunt Holly


melissa rohr said...

I love first birthdays!  Happy Birthday Stella.  That photo is adorable, with the finger in her and mouth and all!!!  Babies are precious.