Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Ceara! (the Katie edition)

Yes, I know Jeff already posted pictures, but he forgot to include the ones I took and since people have already commented on it, I thought I'd make my own post!  ;)  His pictures were all taken with his Blackberry, and I didn't take my camera to the restaurant, so all of mine were taken when we arrived home. 




She wore a tiara for her birthday, of course!


I love getting un-posed pictures - there was an app on Jon's iPad where a dinosaur would repeat anything you said in a strange, deep voice, and it cracked them up!









And I took a little video - I couldn't get it turned on quick enough to get the singing, but you can hear the part that the boys added to the end. 


She said she had a great birthday weekend, and I'm glad we could give that to her. 

Happy Birthday, Sweetie!  We love you!  :)

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Ceara's 17th Birthday Cookie

Ceara doesn't care for cake... or chocolate.  Maybe it's just a defense mechanism because her dad used to steal all of her chocolate, so she told herself she didn't like it.  Who knows?  So, in light of those two dislikes, I made Ceara a birthday cookie - 1/2 peanut butter cookie, 1/2 sugar cookie.  Jeff is unaware of this at this time, but I'm sure he will object to the lack of chocolate anywhere in the party dessert!


Ceara's actual birthday is on October 7th, but because she had to work, we are celebrating it on October 8th.  Today.  Or tomorrow, depending on how you look at it.  As I have not been to bed yet, I still feel it is Friday. 


Jeff has always liked for parties to be themed, and since Ceara loves El Rancho Grande, we are taking her there for dinner to celebrate her birthday.  So, he decided that her cookie should be a Mexican theme.  I did my best to comply. 

I could go take a picture of her as she sleeps, however I will wait until tomorrow and just make a new post.  I just wanted to post the pictures now, because I kinda like how it turned out.  Despite the fact that my cactus plants look like green warped ghosts.  It's hard enough drawing with a pencil... icing is not as forgiving!

Sleep?  Who needs that?  Oh, wait... I think I might need a couple of hours!  :)

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Lily Rolling Over!


Allie and Lily came to visit last night and I got to see Lily roll over!  I know the video is dark, but it will just have to do for now.  I will get a better one next time!  :)


Mimi bought her this nice little hat and it looks so cute on her! 


Time just flies, doesn't it?  She's going to be 6 months old next month!  It's hard for me to believe she's been with us for that long. 


She was jabbering a LOT and chewing on her fingers.


All of the below pictures were taken with my iPod:


Up until last night, every time Jeff talked to her she would pucker up and cry.  Last night, however, she was even laughing at him! 



I made cookies last night, too, so I thought I'd share a picture of them as well!  They were pretty good, new recipe.  Someday Lily will be able to help me cook, and I look forward to that, but I'm not ready for her to be that old yet!  I'm enjoying her as a baby!  :)


Why yes, I do have other things I should be sharing, I just thought I'd share these new pictures of Lily for now.