Memorable and comical. Two words that describe Brooke's birthday weekend!
Party goers- Mimi (Scott's Mom) Aunt Katie (Scott's sis) Nana (My Mom) Aunt Judy (My Aunt) Uncle Kurt (My Uncle) Jill (my cousin) Aunt Lisa (my sis) Candace (my new wonderful friend here)
Scheduled party day plans: Scott and I host BIG breakfast, lunch, and party to start around 4pm. Hang out at the house most of the day and play... and bond.
Actual day events: Woke up to NO electricity (300 houses in the area were out of power). Went out to breakfast instead (yum). Went back to house... STILL no power. It was freezing outside so house was cold too. 5 of us had not showered (no hot water) and we proceeded to go wander around the mall (SO not what I had planned). Went back to house and power came back on at 3:30pm. Went out to pick up cake and BBQ with Lisa and Aunt Judy..while on our way home the designer cake I had made (looked like a BIG cupcake) FELL over in the car. Ruined. BUT, tasted just the same. I don't think I have ever laughed as hard as I did this weekend. As crazy as the day went...having our families here made it ALL BETTER. We love you all and thank you so much for traveling here to celebrate with us. It wouldn't have been the same without you. Brooke on her actual birthday (Friday). We still cannot believe she is 1!
Sorry these pics are a little out of order... hanging out during the festivities at the house.
My side of the family...
Mimi and Aunt Katie snuggling with Brooke at Falls Park...
The YUMMY ruined cake! UGH...
The beautiful Grandma's!
Mimi helping Brooke with her birthday hat!
Nana called me upstairs to take this pic of Brooke looking at her bible. I love this.
Aunt Judy having wild fun!
Candace gave Brooke this toy..SHE LOVES IT! She kept putting her feet up to ride more.. we were laughing so hard.
Admiring Uncle Kurt...
Loving the clapping for her during the singing of "Happy Birthday"! Every time we would stop clapping... she wanted more!
Scott and I had a great weekend in Tallahassee for the Florida State/Clemson game! It was so much fun being back and seeing my college friends. I couldn't get over how much they have added to the campus... it was so great to be there. While we were down in FL, Lisa and Devin, were SOOOOO sweet to watch Brooke for us. THANKS AGAIN!! They said everything went great and that Brooke had such a great time!! I have been trying to upload the pics they sent from their weekend but I am having trouble. (Will keep working on it and get them up asap!).... I just LOVE seeing Seminole flags flying everywhere!
Having fun at the game!
Scott and Justin (husband of my best friend, Brooke)
This was Brooke's 1st Halloween and it was a great night. Our neighborhood has a parade (really everyone just walks with their children down the main street...no real spectators!) but a fire truck leads the parade! We went over to Candace and Tom's house beforehand. They are neighbors that we have met and they have a 1 year old daughter, Melaina. She and Brooke play great together! Our little cat and Melaina was a lady bug! So cute..
The parade started at the end of the cul-de-sac... Here goes the fire truck!