Sunday, July 06, 2008

all hail the birthday girl

our baby is one!!! what a whirlwind this past year has been! we have lived in three states and i have probably sat down three times since she was born. she started out as our quiet, serene little lamb and now she is our loud, mischevious, incredibly speedy, cackling little monkey. our ward doesn't know what has hit them. i feel bad for the folks that sit around us at church. thomas volunteers to clean the church at every opportunity to make up for all the goldfish crackers smashed into the carpet. every sunday is a chase. scarlett usually wins. thomas has affectionately dubbed her lucy. but you have to say it like this: "LOOOO-CEEE!!!"


scarlett admiring her balloons in her redneck sleepwear.



of course, we had to have a party. scarlett was very insistent on this. everyone 1 year old needs a bunch of adult fawning over her and telling her how precious she is. how is she supposed to be a proper child-beauty queen without loyal subjects?

this is how our guests were greeted:

that sign and the stink coming from the garage full of poopy diapers screamed hello. nothing says hello like that!(garbage day isn't till monday)

i love this picture of scarlett and my dad. we are so grateful to have him around. scarlett and reagan love grandpa.

reagan was about to die from excitement when we lit the candles on the birthday cake.

the cake: i had a REALLY REALLY clever slogan to go on the cake, but thomas vetoed it because of some damning languge.

scarlett's little cake with the one-eyed smiley face. is this an omen for the year??? pirates will be attacking us?

scarlett in heaven.





scarlett has developed some mean basketball skills. she can't stand to sit idly by while reagan shoots all the hoops.


i don't know if this sign will ever come down.


16 comments:

Jess said...

Cute birthday! LOVE the signs. Thanks for making me laugh all the time, Heidi.

Emily & Jeremy said...

Happy Birthday cute little Scarlett! I can't believe it's already been a year!! she looks like so much fun!!
i wanna come party with you guys

Elizabeth said...

I would leave that sign up if I were you, but that is just me...how fun!

Mindi said...

what adorable photos and that baby is to die for--
btw, scarlett is one of my very favorite baby names--our youngest (mia) was maybe gonna be a scarlett, but when she came out we knew what her name was......good stuff. good party. good times!

Paula said...

Wow. I can't believe it's been a year already. Her eyes have gotten very light and she is too cute. Any teeth yet? Lydia is about to be 10 months and she doesn't have any yet. I am very impressed with the signs, especially the banner. Very martha stewart indeed.

Rachel said...

I love the cake! And I love the sign, you should leave it up for sure, what a good mom you are!

Ryan and Julianne said...

Um, OK, she is adorable. She is Beck through-and-through. Love your sign over the fireplace. And I love the picture of Reagan looking at the cake...you can feel his excitement coming off the screen! And that was a great picture of Scarlett and your dad.

Sean & Lauren said...

Looks like Scarlett had a great birthday!! I love the sign over the fireplace!! Too cute!!

Wade, Nicole, Nora, & Audrey said...

Consider me a loyal subject to Scarlett!! I loved the cute little polks dot dress! And as soon as I saw the candles on the cake I knew that Reagan was in Seventh heaven!!!

Holla!

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Angie said...

Happy Birthday Scarlett! The pictures of her are so cute especially the one with the adorable sign over the fireplace. I loved her one eye cake. Next year for my birthday I want my very own cake. Why is this tradition only reserved for the first birthday? Live it up Scarlett while you can. :-)

Mink News said...

Happy Birthday to Scarlett! Its cazy to me that she is already 1! It would be so great to see you guys! We should for sure get together, and reminisce about sweet home Alabama :) Keep us up to date on your plans!
oh and I love the sign you made of her name, its great.

Livin' Single said...

it was a great party! well done, heidi!

Will & Natalie Giddens said...

Wait, aren't you going to tell us the clever slogan?!? C'mon, don't leave us hanging!

And happy one year to Scarlett - I thought about her on Saturday. All day I kept thinking, "Today's the 28th, I wonder if the Simpsons are having a big party?" I should have known... :-)

Ashley said...

What a cute little birthday girl. I love her polka dot dress. I live to read your blog. I know I don't comment much, but I do read. Can you send me a thing where I can read your heidilux blog? My email is ashley.aynes@gmail.com. Thanks!

Caroline said...

SO cute! I'm glad she had a great birthday! Are those store bought cakes-shame on you!
I want to beable to look at your other blog too. What's up with that?