Friday, March 15, 2013

Birthday girl!

On March 6, our Eliza turned ONE! I have been having some very strange dejavu moments lately-- what a fast, exciting, tiring, rewarding, fun, humbling year it has been! We have learned so much and love this little girl to pieces!

So, our pictures came up out of order, and I can't figure out how to switch them back.  Just bare with me! These are out of order.

Her birthday was on a Wednesday, but Andrew had to work late and Andrew's brother, Matt, was coming in town on Saturday.  So we had her party on Saturday. It was so much fun! Eliza loved all of the attention, especially when everyone was singing "Happy Birthday" to her.

 Waving to her fans.
 I got lazy and made cupcakes.  I know that you probably can't tell, but they're supposed to be Elmo.
 In heaven.

Checking out her cupcake.  Most of it ended up on the floor.

 So this picture is from her actual birthday.  Opening her sparkly Toms from Andrew's family!

 So out of order!
 Eliza got this puppy for her birthday too, and she could not get enough of it.  She was hugging it the rest of the night. So cute!

 "I didn't do it!"

Loving her puppy.

The awesome decorations done by Andrew and Matt.
Happy birthday, Eliza! We are so blessed to be your parents.


  1. Happy Birthday, sweet Eliza!! She is so adorable, as always. And I love the cupcakes - they're awesome!

  2. It's amazing how quickly a year goes by...

    She is super cute.

  3. I love it! She is so adorable! And don't apologize for the cupcakes--I could tell they were Elmo before you even explained that.

  4. Erica. She looks like you in that picture with frosting all over her hand.

  5. she is so darling! and i definitely knew they were elmo cupcakes even before you said so.

  6. I'm really behind in checking your blog! What cute pictures from Eliza's birthday. I especially liked the party decorations :) She's such a cute and sweet little girl. We're looking forward to seeing all of you again this summer.