Thursday, August 16, 2012

Harper turns 1!!

 Our sweet Harper Noelle turned one on July 6. I can't believe it has already been a year since that late night when my water broke and we were freaking out because her room wasn't painted and we didn't have anyone to take care of Ella and Cade. haha! What a chaotic, fun, blessed year it has been! Harper is such a sweet soul and brings out the best in all of us. Ella and Cade were so excited to celebrate her birthday. Ella kept saying, "Harper, you're going to be one. Do you know what that means? You're growing up!" ha! They couldn't wait to let her open her cards and gifts. Harper acted like she knew just what to do her presents. So cute!

 Harper loves lights, music, buttons, and any toy she can pull around with a string. Ella and Cade picked out a phone for her that had all four. Score!
Another of her favorite things is the TV remote, so Ella and Cade thought a remote of her very own was a great idea.

 Harper is crazy over puppies. She does this little "Uh-Uh!" like she's barking every time she sees a dog. Ella wanted to give her a little puppy that barks. Harper thought it was pretty fun. We also gave her her very own swing for the swing set, which she LOVES.
 We had a little party at Mamaw and Papaw's house to celebrate Harper's birthday with family. It was a fun day.
 I know the whole first birthday cake and theme is usually a big deal, but we just wanted something sunshine-y and bright for Harper. She just makes us feel happy. We decided to go with orange, yellow, and flowers- perfect!
 Her little cake (and my first attempt at fondant decorations!)
Flower cupcakes
  Flower cookies
 Harper loved her balloons.
 I just love her!
 With my birthday girl
 Harper and Ty had some serious discussion about being the babies of the fam. These two are precious together!
 Our best attempt at one of Harper with her brother and sister
 And our best attempt at one of all the cousins. Payton is still hiding behind the balloon and Ella is the only one looking at the camera, but it's still cute!
 Harper cracked us up when it came to her cake. She scrunched her nose the whole time! She looked like she was thinking, What am I supposed to do with this?!
 Getting Laila's opinion on it (nose still scrunched)...
 Daddy tried to get her to taste it, but she would have none of it!
You all are crazy if  you think I'm going to get icing all over my new outfit just for a few cute pictures!
And then... my camera died! Major bummer! She did end up taking a few little bites, but wanted nothing to do with it getting all over her. Such a little priss! =)
Happy 1st birthday, Harper! You are so very special and mean the world to all of us!

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