Wednesday, July 14, 2010

1 Year Old!

Genevieve just had her first birthday on July 10th!! I can hardly believe she is now a one year old! We had a great party (although we missed celebrating with family - see you next month family!) At first I worried that no one would come, since most of our friends go to their home countries in the summertime. However, we ended up having about 20 people come (10 kids and 10 adults). It was lots of fun!

Eve opening presents (or watching as other people "helped" her open her presents =)

Cool car/push cart -- a gift from our good friend, Hannah.

With her favorite toy, a giant teddy bear from our friend, Yang Xiaolan.
She still squeals with delight and tackles it every time she catches sight of it!
(So funny because it is twice her size!)

The teddy bear cake I made. The big one was for everyone to eat;
the small one was for Eve to destroy =)

Singing Happy Birthday. We sang it first in English, then in Chinese.
It had a lot more gusto in Chinese! (since most our guests didn't speak English)

Eve (stripped down) so she that could dig into her cake.

After the party we gave Eve our gifts. This time she got to mostly open them herself (with a little help, of course =)

Papa's special surprise gift for Eve -- a cute dolly! Sam is a real sucker for his girl =)

How we love our Genevieve! We could not imagine life without her.
She is a gift and a joy! As I think of all that has happened in this first year, I am amazed.
It makes me excited to see what this next year will bring!


R and A Brannock Fam said...

ADORABLE! She is precious! I love her little red outfit. SO CUTE! Happy Birthday! :) Glad to hear you guys are doing well!

betsy said...

Amy!!! This is your long lost friend who creepily checks into your blog every few days but never comments :) I love you, I love you adventure. Your baby is cute and your husband handsome and you look happy. Miss you girl

Sarah said...

dang girl! what a cake! she's a cutie and you look beautiful.

Josh said...

Can't believe it's been a year! Wish we were closer so we could pay you back for all the baby sitting you guys did for us... And also just to hand out, of course ;)

Meg said...

She is such a doll! I'm sad you guys live so far away as I'm sure she and Landon would be best friends. The birthday cakes were so cute.

Lee and Jane Curtis said...

Oh, Genevieve--happy first birthday and a great year ahead! Come see us soon we miss you so much. Love Grandpa Lee and Grandma Jane

Whitney said...

Just came across your blog Amy! You little girl is Adorable!

Laura said...

I can't believe she's one. She's absolutely adorable! I laughed in your other post about all the people flocking to her. haha You've got to love the fascination with blondes!

Jonathan said...

Happy Birthday! We look forward to meeting her for the first time! I still am a bit put out that you intentionally didn't have her when we were in Utah last year, Amy. Sam--she'd got you wrapped around her littlest, tiniest finger, chum.
At very fast! (a presto)

Kelly said...

Genevieve is so adorable! you all look great and so happy!