Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rylee's First Birthday

Rylee's birthday was two and a half weeks ago, but since I already blogged about her party, I forgot to blog about the actual day! Since we already had the huge celebration, nothing too exciting happened, but we had to do a little something to celebrate :)

We started the day with a pancake in the shape of a 1.  Rylee got to it before I could snap a picture, so you'll just have to trust me that it's a 1.





Then we basically just played all day and waited for Daddy to come home from work.



We stopped by Sweet Tooth Fairy to get a cupcake for her birthday.  I didn't want to make up a whole box of cake mix, and we had never been before, so I thought this was a good occasion.  It was totally worth it.  Turns out you get a free cake bite if it's your first time in the shop, so Rylee and I both got one.  So delicious.  AND you get a free cupcake on your birthday!  It was very exciting :)

When Daddy got home, we sang to Rylee and let her eat {some of} her cupcake.  Once again, she dug right in and loved it.  

Please excuse the wrapping paper and dinner that's still on the table :)





Then we let her open the present from Andrew and I - her first baby doll.  She was in love :)  She kept hugging and kissing her - cutest thing ever.  



It's the kind with opening and closing eyes, and she loves playing with them.
Happy Birthday my princess baby :) I love being your mom more than I ever imagined. 

Utah Trip: Everything Else

Here are the last pictures from our trip to Utah.  These are the random ones that I took on my phone :)

We went to the mall with my mom, and Rylee played in the play area.  They had all of these dinosaur fossil looking things to play in.


She wasn't great at walking at this point, but she wanted to walk through the whole mall and wasn't too happy about being held.  (As a side note - she's a walking pro now.  She can stand up without holding onto anything, and she basically never crawls at all.  Such a big girl.)


Aunt Mitzi met us there and bought Rylee this Tinkerbell which she loves :)


I love these two :)


Rylee loved all of the stuffed animals at Grandma Peters' house.



And she loved playing in Grandma's Tupperware drawer.


We were super lucky on the plane ride home. Allegiant airlines makes you pay extra if you want to choose your seats, but Andrew and I didn't want to pay for it.  Our plan was to try to get people to switch with us once we got there so we could sit together.  When we checked in, we saw that we were sitting next to each other already!  YAY!  But here's the best part:  There were only 4 empty seats on the plane, and one of them was in our row! So we got the entire row to ourselves which meant Rylee got her own seat.  She's at the age where it is impossible to get her to sit still (we spend most of church in the halls...) so we were nervous about this flight.  Having her own seat made her feel less constrained, and she happily sat there like a big girl.  Plus she got to play on the iPad which we don't let her do at any other time.  The plane ride home went very smoothly :)


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jamisyn and Garrett's Wedding

It truly was an honor to attend Jamisyn and Garrett's sealing and reception.  They make such a beautiful couple, and we're just so happy for them!  













Rylee was being super snuggly with her daddy :)







Love these girls


Congratulations Jamisyn and Garrett!  We couldn't be happier for you.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Utah Trip: Pool Fun!

Rylee spent a fun afternoon in this fun inflatable pool that Andrew's mom got.  We all set out on the porch and watched her splash around (and Adam and Andrew got in with her :))









There are always so many fun things to do at Grandma and Grandpa's house!

Utah Trip: Andrew's Birthday Present

My entire family has been so excited for Andrew's birthday this year so they could give him the big present they all went in on together.  Andrew is color blind - really color blind - and my family has always been quite intrigued by it.  My brother came across some {extremely expensive} color blind glasses online, and they all decided to get them for Andrew for his birthday.  It was pretty cute how excited everyone was to give them to him :)  Since they only work outside in natural light, we decided to give them to him at a park with lots of bright colors.

Rylee helped unwrap the present.  She was pretty good at it by now :)

"No way. Are these color blind sunglasses?!"

Everyone quizzing him about the colors on the wrapping paper.  

My dad explaining the science behind how they work :)







It was a total success :)  Andrew ended up exchanging them for a different style.  He wanted aviators, and we're still waiting to get them back, but I'm sure you'll see plenty of pictures with them in the future.  He LOVES them, and they really work!  Thanks again to my family for the wonderful gift.