Thursday, May 21, 2009

Party Girl....

On Saturday afternoon, we took Belle to her first "friend birthday party." She's been to a couple family birthday dinners and a party for her cousins' birthdays, but this was the first friend she celebrated with!

Michael was celebrating his 1st birthday early on Saturday and Annabelle was excited to join in!
She wore her cupcake party dress, but Michael was more impressed with her hairbow....

The birthday boy got a car for his birthday. He was so cute "driving" around his house before the party started.
He even stopped long enough to offer this little cutie a ride...



Over the past few weeks, our little miss has become a little timid around strangers and we weren't sure how she'd do around a large crowd of people. But, she did so good! She smiled and laughed and was her friendly little self to everyone. Whew... she didn't cry when we sang "Happy Birthday" either. At my birthday, it scared her really bad. She cried and did the whole lip quiver thing... break our heart... I was relieved to see she liked it better this time. She's got a little over 6 months to start loving it by the time it's her turn to be serenaded by the song...


The party was so cute and Michael's parents did a great job of hosting such a great first birthday. Check out the birthday boy with his cake... is it adorable or what?

The birthday boy is officially 1 year old today! This time last year, I was shopping for some maternity shorts when my sister-in-law and I got the call that Michael had arrived! Time flies...


~annie~

8 comments:

Aunt B said...

Belle's smile is contagious.

What a cute birthday cake.

I totally forgot your birthday ...so pretend you here me singing really loud and way off key. I Love You.

Steph Heintz said...

Belle looks so different already! Glad shes warming up to strangers.

That cake is the coolest!

Carrie said...

Belle looks so sweet in her cupcake dress! I love that she got to catch a ride in Michael's cool car. (Though I think she's a little young to be riding around with boys!!! Ha)

Michael is very handsome and that cake is amazing!!

Heather said...

Belle is so cute!! I love her outfit and hairbow, she's adorable!! That birthday cake was awesome!! Looks like a great time!!

LuLu said...

I tagged you with an award!

Aleta Kaylee said...

That little boy is a cutie too. That birthday cake looks amazing. Miss Belle will lose her shyness in no time....and she looks like she was partyin' it up :)

Grace said...

I love your post and I'm so glad you guys were able to come. I can't wait to see all the other pictures from the party.

Charon Benton said...

That Annabelle is one cute little party girl!