Monday, April 20, 2009

First Birthday

My baby girl is now...

This is the outfit I made her. The bows only lasted a few minutes for pictures.

with her Daddy

with her Momma

the birthday banners I made

and birthday bib

the delicious spread - thank you Mom, Dad and Andrea for making sure we had plenty of food!

enjoying the perfect weather

I'm so glad you got to come, Mary!

Chess was thoroughly entertained.

We're glad Jared's brother and family could make it!

This is the face she made the entire time people were singing "Happy Birthday" to her.

She did not care to eat the cake, only to smash it to smithereens. I gave her some to taste, but she was not interested at all. She liked squeezing it between her fingers.

Thank you everyone for all the thoughtful presents! Chess loves them all. We are putting the money in a savings account for her and saving the gift cards for when she needs something. We are very thankful for everything!


Adam & Kristen Birkmeyer said...

Happy Birthday to Chess!! Looks like you guys had a great time! Nice job on all the cute stuff, too...the outfit, bib, cakes, etc.

Mary said...

Wow. How fun. You did a great job with all the decorations. I cant believe she is one! Wish I could have been there!

The Shaws said...

First b-day parties are so fun! Love all your hand made items!

Libby said...

Great pics Ali!! She had a Wonderful first birthday!! We had a great time!!
Love y'all, Mom and Dad

GA MTNS said...

Wow!! You are sooo talented, seriously!! Love the outfit, bib, cake and the banners are too cute!! She is such a doll! You'll never forget that 1st birthday, my baby turns 15 years old tomorrow and I still remember everything about his first party; such fun memories!

Henckel House said...

Happy Happy birthday Chess! Your "one" cakes were just the best. Her outfit was so cute. Now she gets to look forward to her one year old shots. Benjamin got two today and his blood taken. We sure are glad that is over

The Thome Family said...

WOW! You have become very good at making clothes (and banners)....did you also make her cake? Such a cute idea! I love all the colors and patterns you used for decoration! I can't believe she is ONE and walking!! I can't wait to get together.

reokii said...

Ali and Jared....Chess is very blessed to have y'all as parents!! She is a very special girl, very beautiful and full of life and expression! I enjoyed the party. Everything was very nicely done!!

Cheril Lunt said...

so do you have an embroidering machine? You are extremely talented.. It is always so neat to see your updates. Maybe one day we could have a play date. Happy Birthday Chess.