Sunday, November 30, 2014

I'll cry if I want to...

Viv apparently doesn't like my 38th birthday either :) Actually, I had a very nice birthday. I spent the day shopping with my mom after meeting my parents for lunch in Iowa City. Von Maur was doing free Santa pictures...you don't have to ask twice! We headed over to the mall after Von Maur where they were charging $25 to see Santa. 

Priceless....


Nathan treated me to dinner last night at 350 First (Great Aunt Teresa babysat). I was even blessed with beautiful weather! 50 degrees and sunny...didn't even need to wear a coat. Can't get better than that! Here's to 38!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monthly Flashback





First Birthday Party

We survived the first year....and first birthday party. We rented a room out at Lowe Park to host the festivities. She was an absolute bear the morning before the party. Nathan laid her down to take a nap around 10 AM and she would not go to sleep. She's been sick the last couple of weeks with a cold/cough. She screamed/cried for an hour while we were waiting for her to eventually fall alseep. Nathan finally resorted to loading her up in the car and driving her around for about 45 minutes before the party. She was still pretty unhappy when she arrived at the party but finally came around. Our theme was 'pink'...


I wanted a scottie on top of the cake and it turned out very well. The top layer was red velvet and the bottom was almond flavored white cake. We served lasagna, garlic bread and salad for lunch. 



Mom had Dad's high chair painted and she made the banner for the chair. Vivian wouldn't sit in it at all for the beginning of the party. She started crying every time I would take her near it.



She was only happy sitting on a lap...


Singing 'happy birthday'...



I got her a cupcake for her 'smash' cake...cause I knew she wouldn't touch it. She's such a picky eater. Nathan stuck her fingers in the frosting...and she started to cry. 


Ready to unwrap gifts...


We finally got some smiles out of her! 


Lisa and Corey came to the party....they surprised Nancy and Al this weekend from Montana with news that they are expecting in May. So Viv will have a playmate for their wedding in 2016! Congrats! 


The rest of our distinguished guests....


Nathan's Facebook poem he wrote for her birthday...


Monday, November 10, 2014

12 months

We made it!! We officially made it through the first year!





And we're done...



Monday, October 27, 2014