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Thanks for everyone who celebrated Eliza’s birthday with us.





Eliza’s Big Butterfly Bash

We had a great time celebrating Eliza’s birthday this weekend.  Eliza wouldn’t take a nap at all, so there was a bit of concern for a possible mid-day melt-down.  But after the sugar, all the people, and presents, Eliza was good to go all day!  The last 365 days have been unforgettable.

Lots of goodies!  Chocolate-covered marshmallows, brownie pops, butterfly cookies, fruit, butterfly pasta salad, chocolate-covered butterfly pretzels, butterfly fruit pizza, lollipops, jelly beans, and cupcakes!  Is that enough?

So I wimped out on making the cupcakes.  It was getting tight on timing and I was going to have to be up all night baking them.  Instead, we ordered a variety from The Flying Cupcake and they turned out great.  Eliza’s Gram (Sara) made an amazing butterfly fruit pizza that was delicious!






















Now for the real sweet stuff 












Eliza’s Papa (Jerry) had a sign made so no one could miss the house. 

Pompons and butterflies everywhere





      Decorated water bottles and in the pitchers, why PINK raspberry lemonade of course!

Eliza enjoyed all the paper and all the people.  Thank you everyone for celebrating this day with us and for loving Eliza so much! 


We had a great day and she is still catching up on her sleep.  No rush for birthday number two.




This has been the most beautiful early spring that I can remember.  We have been doing many spring activities to help soak it all in!

Eliza went on her first bike ride.  The helmet is still a bit big and the whole time she tried to get it off (literally, the entire time).  Hopefully she will get the hang of it more and enjoy long rides.  We have planted about half of the garden by now as well as many spring flowers!  I missed getting out in the yard last year, but my nine month belly wouldn’t allow it!  So, this year I am trying to make up for lost time. 

























Even though the bike is still a work in progress, we have found some things that Eliza does LOVE to do outside.  The first is going on walks in her car.  We can’t even let her catch a glimpse of this or we will have to at least go down the block and back.  She loves to open up the car’s hood and see what is inside (which is often poop bags, thanks Otis).  The only negative is this thing is pretty loud rolling down the street, but it doesn’t seem to bother her.   She now can say car pretty well too but I don’t think she quite has the right meaning down for one yet.


She has also found a love of swinging.  Thanks to our neighbors, Kirk now has another summer project :)  Since we have no tree big enough in our yard, I am hoping that this face will help convince him that we really need to build one like Jack and Brody’s across the street!

So, needless to say we have completely enjoyed the 70-80 degree weather and sunshine.  We are so excited for this summer and the memories that we will make this season!