Monday, February 1, 2010
Happy First Birthday Lea!
Today was Lea's first birthday. It's hard to believe that an entire year has passed since she was born and that she's now such a big girl.
Of course, we celebrated in style with close friends and family. We decided, mostly for the benefit of the kids to forgo the adult-oriented party at home in favor of a (less labor intensive, much more outsourced) party at a local gym.
Here are a few highlights of the afternoon, in no particular order:
Lea blowing out the candles on her cake (Hallie has been practicing for days and really had a great time helping her little sister with this one):
Lea hanging out with her favorite green ball (she was chasing this one around for quite a bit of the party):
Lea loves balls as much as Hallie does and has really mastered the art of a game of catch:
Being pushed around in a little tub (kind of a mini ball pit) was one of the highlights of Lea's afternoon):
Lea hanging out in the center of the parachute while the big kids and adults gave her a ride:
Then all the kids got to get in on the action:
Are Eliza, Taylor, and Hallie in jail or the zoo? You decide...
Hallie and two of her favorite buddies, Eliza and Taylor:
Lea making a grand entrance to her party in a golf cart:
Princess Lea in her tiara:
And, finally, out of her dress and into her jammies playing with her blue balloon. What could be a better, more fitting end to a very happy birthday?
Happy Birthday, little Lea! You are such an amazing girl and wonderful sister to 'your Hallie' and our favorite one year old! This next year is going to bring more greate things in your life (and ours)!