Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Our little ONE!!!!

Well as much as I am shocked by it the day has come, our little girl is ONE!!! I can not even begin to say how fast time has gone by and even more than that I can not begin to describe the pure joy and happiness this little person has brought to our lives in this past year! I never ever would have even imagined you could love a person the way we love our daughter. I always knew that I would love being a mother BUT I never ever even imagined being a mother would be as wonderful and deeply emotional as it is! I am sure it helps that Brooke is the cutest, silliest, sweetest, cuddle bug in the entire world! She has been an easy baby since the moment she was OUT of me...... now the process of getting this girl out, not so easy, but once she was OUT she has been pretty darn easy!
Gosh I could go on forever about this little girl, the way she talks like no other little baby/toddler I have ever heard, the way she smiles when her daddy walks into the room, the way she provokes people to laugh, how dang smart this little kid is, the energy she has, the fact that I can totally see Kipper and I SO MUCH in her looks and personality, I can already see her since of adventure, her desire to make people happy, how social she is and the way she will constantly seek out attention. I feel like I can already get a good idea of the person she is going to become. I sometimes worry about her and how much we are going to have to watch out for her. I can not even imagine the way I will feel as a parent the day someone breaks her heart, the way I will feel when a friend betrays her, any time in life she ever gets hurt physically, gosh I just want to put her in a bubble and protect her from EVERYTHING bad! But at the same time I want her to grow and experience life and become a very strong independent woman. I am in NO hurry to see her grow up quickly. I hope these years of her as a little girl slow down, I hope they take forever, because I just love this time in life!!!
To keep this post from being FOREVER long I will stop there with my deep feelings for this perfect little girl. I am just going to leave my words by saying BROOKE has been the BIGGEST blessing in Kip and I's life! She has come at THE perfect time. She has been the source of our happiness through this very rough year of our lives. The lord knew what he was doing when he sent this little person to our family when he did. She is our little ANGEL!!!!
Here are some pictures for your pleasure. Pretty sure you are going to have a picture OVERLOAD!!!!!! Which is pretty normal for me right?

You can decide who you think Brooke looks like! These are pictures of all of us at 1 year old. I think that she is a perfect mix, the best of both of us :)

I went a little over board for her party :) I have been planning it for about 6 months :) I had a blast putting it together but decided that for ALL of our kids we are going to go over the top for only milestone birthdays 1, 5, 8, 16, 18.... the other years of course we will do something special but on a much smaller scale :) I know I could have done more but to us the day was PERFECT! We were able to spend it with a ton of the people we love! Brooke took both her naps in between both her parties, she was in a great mood, was a champ with her cake, loved the attention of people singing to her, and even opened a few presents (with help of mommy and the million other kids of course :) ). We could not have asked for a more perfect day! Here are some party pictures.
The invitation I designed!

The first party ~ family time:
Mommy and Brooke

Brooke was LOVING playing with the balloons!

Auntie Stephanie, Brooke, Grammy Carlson, and Kellen

Me and my cousin Ian!

Kenna and Hailee playing, we tell them they are cousins :) They are to me! Don't they look like it :)

I love the look on Kippers face!!! Ha this was a fun game!

Uncle Tony won the game!

Cake time!!!

Mommy and Brooke

Daddy and Brooke

Grandpa Robinson, Daddy, and Brooke

Mommy being CRAZY!

The sugar ZONE!!!

I have had ENOUGH sugar!!!

Bath Time!!

Opening gifts!

Shannon, Danielle, Auntie Amber, Callie, and Ian

Grandpa Robinson, Grandma Robinson, Jacob, and Pa Carlson

The second party~ friends time:
Gavin, Coral, Lani, and Brooke!

Brookes first Pinata!

Brooke and I avoiding the FLYING candy!

Brooke loving people singing to her!

Daddy and Mommy with Brookie

The weather finally cooled off enough to bounce in the bouncer outside with daddy!

Kip and Josh and their little ones!

Here is a slide show of the party deco: ( I know you care to watch it :) )

And a slideshow of Brooke's growth:

As you can tell we LOVE this little lady! We had a wonderful birthday party and enjoyed celebrating the first year of this wonderful little person's life! We look forward to seeing your growth this coming year little Brooke!
Happy 1st Birthday Brooke!!!!


AmandaFienPhotography said...

She is definitely a loved little girl! They grow up way too fast...these next 6 months are going to be even funner, at least they have be for me with Griffin:) And congrats to your sister and her newest addition!

Liz said...

What a great day! I love all the little details you had and the pictures on the wall of her first year is adorable! Those cakes are great!

Happy Birthday Brooke!!

Jan said...

Your planning was awesome. Looks like you thought of everything to make her day perfect. See you Saturday!

Hilary said...

so sad i wasnt able to be there, it looks like a way fun partay! love all the pictures! hopefully she'll be celebrating her next birthday up here!

amber said...

what a totally amazing day, you did a fantastic job. brooke has been blessed with a wonderful mommy and daddy. love you!!! auntie amber

Mashaide said...

Sarah, I love the comparison pictures. You can really see both of you in her. I also love how you did each month. Totally cute!

Sunny and Tom Richins said...

What a silly little girl. She makes me smile. I wish I could have been there. Thanks for all of the photos and making me feel like I was there. You are a great mom!

The Gray Family said...

everything looks great...did you make all those cakes yourself? I am impressed!

Amanda said...

What a great post!!! So much to comment on!
The party looks like it was a hugs success...I am so sorry I couldn't be there!! Auntie Nana will make up for it :)
Brooke is a good mix of you both, though she certainly resembles more of her mommy at this point to me!
It is amazing to see how much she has grown and changed in a year. It happens so fast and is gone by before you know it. Hold on tight, because it doesn't ever slow down!

Jess Edling said...

Brooke is 1? BROOKE IS 1?!?!?! How did that happen so fast? Didn't you just have her?! Wow. That looks like it was a great party for a gorgeous little girl.