Wednesday, December 2, 2009

We Have a One Year Old in the House!

She was read her favorite stories (by Anna, here):

Given pictures that have been drawn for her for weeks in preparation for this special day to celebrate our special girl:

Loved the banging game when we got out a bunch of metal bowls and pots and wooden spoons and mimicked everything that she did:

Liked that frosting! (Cute dress by Mema!)

Ate up her carrot cake:

Opened her gifts (this is a bag of rocks that her sisters collected and washed for her, all large enough that she can't choke on them):

The birthday queen, banging her rocks together:

You are one very much loved and celebrated little girl, Ruthie. Thank you for all the laughter and love that you add to our little family.
I love watching you crawl/walk as fast as you can to your Daddy'O when he comes home each evening and your laughter as he swoops you high into the air.
I love how your face breaks into the biggest grin and you laugh with your whole body when you see either of your sisters coming towards you.
I love your hugs when you wrap your arms and legs around me as if you'll never let go.


Jo Miller said...

Happy Birthday, Ruthie. That banging game is the best I have seen for a one year old. Letting her be the leader, how special. Good job on the presents for Ruthie, Anna and Josie. You know what she likes. These are very special pictures, thank you so much Katie dear. I hope to be there for the next birthday.
love you all, Grandma Jo

akamilby said...

Ahhhh, I love these pictures! Miss Ruthie is one! I love the picture of the family (minus Mama) banging on the pots. Oh and the first picture where she looks like she about to grab the crown is darling. And I love that the shirt came off for the cake. I'm glad Ruthie had a good birthday! We're excited to see you in a few weeks (and yes, I'm going to say that in every post from now until Dec. 21st!)

Nana said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Ruthie! You are a cutie & I love the pretty dress that your Mama made you & the gifts that your big sisters gave you! You are one blessed little girl!

Michael and Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday Ruthie!!!!! Yea for being a one year old!! Looks like you had a fun day with your family. Also your cake looked delicious! Can't wait to see your smile and hear your laughter one of these days!!


Chad Clement said...

Looks like it was a great day! I love the creativity in the family. You are never short of ideas and fun. I remember when Uncle Chad loved to collect polished rocks, so I know how exciting they can be. Love to all.

Michelle said...

that sounds like a wonderfull birthday, Ruthie.
I would've had fun at that party!