i think i already blogged a few of these pictures, but whatever. they all belong in the same post anyway!
our cute baby sister turned 1 on january 20th. we had a little donut breakfast and headed to sea world to enjoy the day and get season passes. we met up with adam's sister and her fam for part of the day because they already have passes and were joining us for some birthday fun!
violet seriously loved every second of sea world. i know she is a little young and obviously won't remember, but she is such a crazy little adventurous one that i knew she'd be into it. and i was right. olivia liked the animals but did not like the crazy loud men dressed as parrots in the dolphin show. :) that was about as much as she got to enjoy because we didn't get to the park until like 12:30. it had given V enough time to get a morning nap in, but created a very sleepy olivia like 30 minutes after we got there. she slept probably from about 2-4:30 or 5 in the stroller and we left right before 6. next time i will try and find a better middle ground for my dueling nappers!
trying the obligatory dippin' dots. she kept saying "more! more!" very frantically
cruisin' with dad. i kept thinking she would get tired of walking and want to fall asleep in the stroller but no no, she was very busy. she kept going almost the entire day and didn't fall asleep until we got in the car.
V and cousin coleman...besties
posing...this was coleman's idea
cuties. they look alike a little in this pic, don't you think?
OUT as soon as we started up the car in the parking lot. but even though she only took a quick power nap of about 30 minutes until we got to our next destination-- 5 guys burgers for dinner!
a quick bath and kiss for baby when we got home and then it was nighty night.
a few days later we had a party for her at our house.
a blurry shot of her little invite (even thought it was just a family party, ha.) i blurred out my address in case a serial killer is reading this
she dove right in to her little black and yellow cake...and was totally over it and freaked out about the gallon of frosting all over her just as fast...notice coleman getting a sample...
a little mid-party rinse in the sink
she definitely partied hard and loved being the center of attention. we had some cupcakes from a bakery close by...the owner has been on (and won) cupcake wars...yeeeeah. did not disappoint. next time we'll go for the mini size. the regular size cupcakes seriously weigh 5 lbs each. no joke. quite tasty! the adults did a few rounds of just dance on the xbox kinect. always thoroughly entertaining/embarrassing.
happy birthday to our little sis! i can't believe how fast her first year went by. this morning in the high chair she was looking like a giant eating her breakfast. pretty soon she will be 2. isn't the baby in the family supposed to stay a baby? she is VERY curious and crazy. walking is sort of old news for this busy body. she has now taken to climbing and jumping on the furniture. not ideal since she has also fallen off a dozen times. she cries and then jumps up for another round though! she is not easily slowed down. she likes to torture olivia but also give her (very hard) pats on the back if she's upset. her latest word is "ok!" which she likes to say whenever she feels like it all day long. she is also known to answer "yeah" in various tones of voice to any question you ask. sometimes she'll throw in a "no." speaking of no, she thinks it's a real joke. anytime i tell her "no" she just does it faster/more and then runs away laughing. yeah. not joking. re-directing her gets REAL old. aka she is becoming a total troublemaker. she is so funny and sweet though and she constantly makes us laugh. she loves dogs (dodgies) and her cousin coleman and any tasty treat anyone will give her.