Thursday, October 11, 2007

Hailey's First Birthday

I have been a bit busy this week, but today I have finally had some time to sit down at the computer and decide which of the 400 or so pictures to share with you from Hailey's first birthday.

Since all of our family lives out of town we had decided to celebrate Hailey's birthday in the town where most of our family lives. We're nice like that- we made the long trip so that they wouldn't all have to drive to see us. (Then they would have all wanted to stay at our house. And we wouldn't want that to happen. I'm kidding! Kind of. )

But I digress....

Since you can never be sure what the weather will be like during October we decided to be safe and plan an indoor party. So, Hailey's party was on Saturday afternoon at Chuck-E-Cheese. And, I'm sure you know that Rich was not disappointed in this choice. (See Where A Kid (or A Dad) Can Be A Kid).

Here are some pictures of the celebration (with a special thank you to my dad, who took most of the pictures).

Here's the birthday girl!
Hailey was quite excited to meet Chuck-E-Cheese.
She went right for his nose, of course.
Hailey gets a look at her cake.
"You want me to do what to the cake?"
"Here, would you like some?" Hailey's friend Arianna enjoys some cake too.
Hailey with big sister Brooke,
and cousins Dayna, David & Joel.
Hailey enjoys a ride.
Already falling asleep, as soon as I put her in her car seat.

Since the party was a bit overwhelming for a one year old, we decided to wait until we got back to my parents house and Hailey had a good nap before opening her presents.
Hailey clapping her hands at her presents.
Hailey LOVED her birthday cards.

Normally I think that greeting cards are a bit of a waste of money. But, not with Hailey. She still spends lots of time looking at all of her cards and carrying them around the house with her. And, of course she loves all of her presents too.

Thanks everyone for making Hailey's first birthday so much fun!

And, since I'm not doing my usual monthly posting of pictures of Hailey, I figured I'd just post our monthly pose of Hailey with Tigger today. Hailey is 12 months old!
You can check out the older postings by clicking on the month you would like to see. 11 months, 10 months, 9 months, 8 months, 7 months, 6 months, 5 months, 4 months and 3 months .

25 comments:

JenLo said...

She looks so big!

Pam said...

Oh gosh! I'm a little teary eyed! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures! I love pictures of the first birthday cake! Love the mess and fun...she is beautiful and amazing. BTW- I'm with you on the family staying with you thing...mixed blessing. ;) I can't wait to hear more Hailey stories as she continues to grow and learn new things. I just love this age!!

Shionge said...

Thank you for sharing such a joyous celebration...I've enjoyed this :D

e-Mom said...

Loved all the icing on her face! What a mess to wipe off Mom. She's so precious. Hugs, e-Mom

Carrie said...

Happy birthday to Hailey!!! She's soooo cute and I love the cake pictures. So funny!
God bless :)

ZAM said...

Happy birthday to Hailey (again)! I was smiling when I saw her touching the nose of Chuck-E. Just like my boy, he goes to the nose first.

Jodie said...

Looks like a great party! I LOVED the cake . . . she looks like she had a blast with it :-)

On to year #2!

Talk..to..Grams said...

She is so adorable!!! Thanks for sharing her pictures of her birthday!! Blessings, Grams

CableGirl said...

What a sweetie! Happy first birthday, Hailey! Those are some incredible pictures, ones to keep forever. :)

Andrea said...

Awww...such cute pictures! Looks like a great party!

Sandy Carlson said...

What fun photos! I noticed that along the way the icing on her little cheek matched the trim on her bib!

These pictures are exactly why cake needs icing.

Nap Warden said...

Happy Bday little one! Way to eat the cake!

KC said...

Looks like a great party.
I'm glad she had such a great time.
Sniff look at her next to tigger.
I never saw it before but she looks alot like her mama doesn't she??

Talk..to..Grams said...

Just read your comment over at my blog and it is so sweet that you would think of me!! Even if I aready have this, it still warms my heart that you would have me on your list, to give me one!!! Thanks anyway, your the best!! Love and Hugs Grams

Juhi said...

awwww...your baby is looks so cute!! I am sure she had a great birthday and hope she will relish the pics when she grows up.

Sharon said...

I remember the first time I found your site and it was a post about her growth and a picture with Tigger?
She is growing up.
Sweet memories.
Love the cake pictures. Mine did the same thing. Except Julia screamed when she realized her hands were dirty with the icing. She had a thing about her hands. She would never let us do those things where you paint their hands and take an imprint. We always had to use her foot.

mitzh said...

Happy Birthday, Hailey!
She is absolutely gorgeous.

I love the last photo the most!

BTW, it was my hubby who took that picture. Thanks for visiting my page, truly means a lot!

eph2810 said...

Happy belated birthday, Hailey. It looks like you had a wonderful time with your family and especially with your cake :)

Thank you so much for sharing the Hailey's birthday with us, Melanie. She sure has grown fast...

Be blessed today and always.

ValleyGirl said...

What a little cutie!!!! I did the monthly pictures of both my girls with one of their stuffed toys, too. Isn't it amazing how fast they grow in the first year or two?!!! Looks like an awesome birthday party -- I bet the icing was the best part!!

Dana said...

the pictures are so cute. happy birthday hailey. lol

dawnae said...

happy Birthday Hailey! What a doll she is! It looks like it was a great and successful birthday for you guys. I love that cake, it was huge! There is nothing like that first birthday, isn't it incredible how fast that first year went by?

my4kids said...

Aww Hailey does look like she is enjoying her birthday cake! I can't beleive she wasn't afraid of chucky. Madison is 6 and still scared to death of him.

Mel said...

Happy birthday to Hailey! Chuck e cheese rocks, I only wish we had one closer. Zoe had her b-day party today here and I am exhausted. I think it is great how you are taking pictures with Tigger so you can watch your babe grow.

Shaunda said...

SOO CUTE, love all the pics on your this post

Melanie said...

AWESOME pictures! Looks like she had a blast! Happy First Birthday to your little princess!