Friday, December 23, 2011

Birthday Presents

Because Brynlee loves her birthday present SO much, it now deserves a blog post.

When Brynlee was born I really wanted to buy her the Anywhere Chair from PBK. However, we just really couldn't afford the chair. So we decided to buy her a similar chair for her birthday {the only present that came from us}.
seeing the chair the first time... she kind of went crazy!
so happy!
To say she LOVES this chair is a drastic understatement. At any point in the day Brynlee can be found sitting in her chair. She reads in her chair, plays in her chair and actually sits in the chair to watch movies. It is her very own chair and she is so happy to have it!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Winter One-derland Part 2

The cake. I think that is the one thing I have been asked about repeatedly all weekend, "what did she do to the cake?"

Overall, she liked the taste but not the mess. {Which is surprising since she will rub yogurt and applesauce up and down her arms no problem.} So at first it was all great. Then when it got all over her hands and face she was over it!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Winter One-derland Part 1

This weekend we had Brynlee's birthday party! Let me just say it was wonderful! I was really nervous about Brynlee getting overwhelmed and upset with all the extra people {a little over 30} in the house. But she did amazing! Mostly she chased all the big kids around!
For the party we did Winter One-derland. So we had all white foods and cake along with hot chocolate and apple cider. We chose to just do snacks and cake instead of a meal. There is no way we could get people around a table of any sort to really eat. So here are some pictures!
Food: White chocolate pretzels, powdered donuts, oreo truffles, white cheddar popcorn and chips and white queso.
 I picture from each month. Thank you pintrest.
 The cake my friend Laura made! She is super crafty and amazing!
Happy Birthday Brynlee {who is now up from a nap, so the rest will come later!}

Friday, December 9, 2011

One Year

Brynlee Anne-

It happened. Today you had your very first birthday. We had a great day celebrating with some carousel riding at the mall. Tomorrow we will have a nice, big party with the family! 

One year ago today, we were sitting in the hospital trying to get our arms around what had just happened. Less than 12 hours after entering the hospital {because I felt like I was going to die}, you were here. You came in your own time and on your own terms. Something tells me this won't be the only time that happens. 

Since that day we have experienced SO much together; lots of laughter and tears, joy and pain, sleep and no sleep, hugs and kisses, singing and dancing, playing and resting. Each day is a new adventure in our house. That is because of you! Everyday your smile brings a level of joy that does not exist without you. It is impossible to be upset or frustrated when you flash a smile! Your love and joy fill our hearts everyday. 

You are truly a gift from God. We never experienced this kind of love until you were born. What a great reminder each day of the love God has for us and for you! It is a sacrificial love. We pray everyday that you experience this love for yourself and are confident in His love and sacrifice for you.

There are so many things to say, so many things to recall from the past year. All the good times, happy times, sad times, angry times, frustrating times, and unforgettable times can be summed up in a few words from one of our very favorites books: "I love you through and through, yesterday, today and tomorrow too."