Saturday, July 11, 2009

Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby

I can't believe that my baby is one.  One year ago today we got the call that our baby girl had just been born.  I was swimming at the time (how crazy is that), but was so excited.  Then followed one of the longest nights of my life, while we waited for the next morning when we could go and see her.  It was love at first sight and every moment of the last year has been an incredible blessing.

We had a blast today.  Lot's of family, way to many presents, cute decorations, tasty cake, and a huge mess.  I have a million pictures, but I am way to tired to go through them tonight.  I will probably be posting them for the next week.

Happy Birthday Zoe!  We love you so much and are so glad you are a part of our family!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Independence Day

We had a gret 4th of July celebration this year.  July 3rd was my sister, Emily's, 19th birthday, so my family came and stayed for the weekend to celebrate.  Kirk made a yummy german chocolate cake, which we all enjoyed, a lot.

On Saturday, Kirk's parents came over for dinner too.  It was fun to have a house full of people and enjoy a good dinner.  After dinner, Kirk's parents had to go home, but the rest of us went to BYU to watch the fireworks.  We staked out a spot on the lawn a little ways outside the stadium.  We were there a couple of hours early, but we had a lot of fun just hanging out.  Zoe thought that it was great fun to be outside, with all the people.  She really enjoyed the blanket on the grass and had a good time laying down on it and rolling all over.  She also really enjoyed wandering around and making friends with all the people around us.  Robby spent most of the time sitting on the blanket playing with my iPhone.

The kids loved the fireworks.  Zoe kept clapping and putting her hands up in the air.  She seemed to think they were pretty cool.

Here are a bunch of pictures from the weekend.

Zoe likes to pretend that everything is a phone right now.  This time, it was her shoe.

It was a great weekend.  I love it when we get to spend time with family.  I am so thankful to live in this great country and to enjoy so much freedom.