Sunday, March 27, 2011

Celebrating 1!

Ready for a picture overload?
And, go!

The setup:

Opening gifts:

"Cake" time:

Zucchini muffin, cake, same thing right? 

Practicing standing on her own:

It's not a party unless you're putting stuff on your head!

Our guests of honor:

A family picture:

The k-group Dads:

And the Moms:

It was a really fun day!
Happy Birthday, sweet Alice!

Oh, and if you're thinking, 
"Wait a second. That's not the Bolton's house."
Well, you're wrong.
It is. 
We just bought it. 
Crazy, right?
More info on that coming soon. 
It's been busy around here.
Like, ridiculously busy.
But, a good busy. :)

One year ago...

On the day Alice was born

On the day Alice was born

On the day Alice was born

The angels sang

And they blew on their horns

And they danced, they danced

They smiled and raised up their hands

On the day, the day Alice was born

(Song by Red Grammer)

Monday, March 21, 2011

One Billion!

I turn one billion seconds old today!
I'll forgive you for not remembering this major milestone in my life. 

I thought I'd celebrate by doing a cartwheel...

I'm a little sore today.
In defense of my billion-seconds-old body, I did 5 or 6 of them.
Still, I feel extra old today because of it.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

For Victoria...

I thought you'd like this. :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I made Guinness cupcakes for Ben.
They are delicious. 
I'm pretty proud of myself, 
as indicated by the fact I took a picture of cupcakes.  :)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This year:
(We lost an antennae at the St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday.)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I must admit...

I feel kinda cool. 

Rebekah picked one of my photos as her favorite!

Then again, how could you not pick Carey and Abby? :)
Two beautiful girls!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Eleven on Ten- March

Documenting my day.
Finding the beauty in the ordinary moments.

Waving goodbye to Daddy:

I call it "yawn-dry" in my mind because I hate it.

A friend whose baby is due next month loaned us some clothes for Alice.
So sweet and generous of her to let Alice wear them before her little one gets to.
Thank you, Sarah!

Still blue:

Diaper yawn-dry:

The anti-help:

Our "Pack-n-play":

I took some pictures for a friend today.
I believe this is my favorite one:


ten on ten button

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Ben's mom made Alice a hat. 
It's full of awesomeness!
Nana has mad hat-making skillz.

Dear Nana,
Thank you for my hat!
Love, Alice

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ate too much

Saturday, March 5, 2011

She crawls!

I was beginning to think it would never happen. 
Then today, it did!
Alice crawled.
Here's proof:

She also pulled herself up to standing in her crib today.
It's been a busy day around here!

Oh, and I know she's a little behind the curve when it comes to these milestones.
Doesn't bother me.
I have enjoyed each non-mobile day, knowing it wouldn't be much longer.
It's time to put the plants up high and plug the outlets!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Alice and I went to the zoo with our friends yesterday. 

Here are some pictures from our trip:

The babies didn't love the giraffes. 

I love this one because she's doing that cheesy "wave to the camera" thing. 
And there's a grizzly bear in the background.

Chillin' in the strollers.

Thank you, Sarah and Iris, for letting us come to the zoo with you!