Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Lydia had two small birthday parties to celebrate her big first year.

Some of her friends joined her for pizza and cake. Boy, did they have a blast!
Our family

Adrian snoozes amidst the chaos

Happy Maeve with her daddy

Lydie and Owen "sharing" the farm animal book. They are racing to see who can say "ba" first.

The blue-eyed babies are struck by something while Riley is intently focused on those blocks.

Riley teaching Lydie how to dance to the choo choo song

These children are going to make one rockin' band one day!

Riley and Owen getting a kick out of a backyard football game


"Um, Muh-ma, I'm not so sure about the fire on my cake"

"Oh, yeah, this is awesome. I think I'll dig right in!"

Lydie teaches Avery how to eat cupcakes in preparation for her 1st birthday in a couple weeks.

Ava instructing the girls how to open presents like a pro.

One pooped birthday girl

Riding Guinney into the sunset...

The next day we had our entire immediate family over for lunch.
I truly can't believe we all made it, and we all fit (except for Mark on the edge there ;)

Aunt Mere lovin' her babies!

Gabby pets the only dog that showed up to the party

Grandma with her girls

Uncle John and Grandpa Willson

Pushing her "Bay-ya-bee" from Grandma and Grandpa

The adoring audience for the present-opening

Mommy and baby collapse in exhaustion after the festivities. Whew!