Saturday, August 6, 2011


We just had a big celebration around our house.  Our sweet, little Sutton just turned one!!  I can't believe it. We had a great day and weekend celebrating this precious one.  We started the morning singing to her when she woke up.

We then all enjoyed LOTS of waffles.  Who says a one year old birthday girl can't double fist waffles.

I must admit, I learned another "mommy lesson" on her birthday.  We had our 1 year appointment scheduled for that afternoon.  I knew I was in trouble when Dr. Sue walked in and said, "Amanda, I never want to see Sutton again ON her birthday."  I figured she would get a shot or two but had no idea it would be 4.  And drawing blood, that just about did her and me in.  Oh, my heart broke for her.  As we were leaving, I promised her all the cupcakes she wanted after we celebrated her birthday dinner.  And that she did.  She finished her electric pink cupcake and wanted some of mine.  :)  I let her have all the sugar she wanted.

That weekend, we had a birthday party at our house for Sass.  Lots of family and friends helped us celebrate Sutton.  It was so much fun and we can't thank everyone enough for celebrating with us.  Sutton's party theme was pinwheels and we had it early to try and beat the Texas heat.  It started at 10:30 a.m. and we served brunch.

All the kids tried to stay cool in the water slide/bounce house and baby pools.  Sutton loved both of them and would just turn in circles not knowing where to play next.  She had a ball and nothing brought greater joy than just listening to her yell and shriek with excitement.

some sweet friends braving the heat and watching all the kids.

CAKE TIME!  Sutton loves sugar.  She didn't miss a beat with her cake.  It was everywhere!

We had such a great day celebrating Sutton.  It is hard to believe that she has been in our lives for a full year.  Nothing in life has brought us greater love and joy than being her parents.  She is full of life and makes us complete.  We love you, Miss Sutton, more than anything and thank you for bringing so much love, laughter and joy to our little family.  Lots of love to you BIG girl.