What I Would Tell Her....

So as I sit here pondering how 1 year went by so fast, I simply smile. My BABY girl is growing into a LITTLE girl, and as soon as I blink she will be a YOUNG woman! My friend Wendi had a post like this not too long ago, and I completely understood what she and all moms go through. So Stella THIS is what I would tell you, if I knew what to say…….

WHAT I WOULD TELL HER: (If I knew what to say.)

You are a miracle. And I have to love you this fiercely: So that you can feel it even after you leave for school, or even while you are asleep, or even after your childhood becomes a memory. You’ll forget all this when you grow up. But it’s okay.Being a mother means having your heart broken. And it means loving and losing and falling apart and coming back together. And it’s the best there is. And also, sometimes, the worst. Sometimes you won’t have anyone to talk to. Sometimes you’ll wonder if you’ve forgotten who you are. But you must remember this: What you’re doing matters. And you have to be brave with your life so that others can be brave with theirs. The truth is, being a woman is a gift. Tenderness is a gift. Intimacy is a gift. And nurturing the good in this world is a nothing short of a privilege. That’s why I have to love you this way. So I can give what I have to you. So that you can carry it in your body and pass it on. I have watched you sleep. I’ve kissed you a million times. And I know something that you don’t, yet: You are writing the story of your only life every single minute of every day. And my greatest hope for you, sweet child, is that I can teach you how to write a good one.


Dr. Seuss rocked our house!!

So as you know Miss Stella turned one last week :(
Yes this momma is sad that time has gone so fast! But I'm
so happy that God has blessed us with this amazing little
girl! I cannot imagine life without her! She brings us so
much joy and laughter!

I decided to go with a Dr. Seuss theme for her 1st birthday
party. I had went back and forth between a few different
things. I was going to do a snow flake party with blue & red,
but kept coming accross Dr. Suess party ideas when searching!
Here are the pictures from her birthday party Friday night.
The best thing about all of this was that I traded services
with my great friend Mandi, and she took pictures for
me! I took some at her little ones's birthday pictures a
couple weeks ago! Thanks a MILLION Mandi =)
I put a few tutorials on how easy some of the decor was =)

I did almost everything last minute. I didn't have a banner
for the party, so last minute decided to cut up on old Dr. Seuss
I tore the pages out of the book (do not let your 4 year olds see you
do this, Alli Jo was NOT happy I tore a book LOL)
Measure the first pennant. Make it the size you want...
I just guessed and it worked!

Use the first pennant to make the rest....

Punch holes for the ribbon

Tie the ribbon and you're done! Tie the ribbon lose b/c
if it's too tight the banner won't arch.

Another EASY decor was these cans I also made
from old books....

I simply tore off the paper and emptied the cans...
Then wrapped the page around the can!
I figured out the hard way, it's much
easier just to tape it to the can then to
glue it!

The main thing I focussed on for this party was the colors,
blue, yellow, and red. It's very easy to find these colors,
but if you can't...simply grab some paint from wal-mart
and you have yourself some party decor!

I painted 3 black picture frames, and then printed off
Dr. Seuss quotes and sat them around, it was so simple
and made such an impact!

Bought the table decor from Party Express!

The AWESOME CAKE by Steph!
The "Green Eggs and Ham" smash cake! Loved it!

Some cake balls that guests went NUTS over!

Cupcakes I made myself (shocker I know) lol

LOVE my baby girl!

Got her outfit from ETSY SHOP!

Our family!

Guests were welcomed by this table....

Cute little leg warmers that were so "Dr. Seuss"

Stella with her future hubby!
Daddy helping her ride her new bike we got her!
Singing Happy Birthday...

Me with some of my Besties!

Hunter with her besties!

Stella with her bestie Adalyn =)

We asked "in lieu of gifts" to bring books for Riley's Children's Hospital since we have been so blessed this year with Stella's outcome....there are still so many families that aren't so lucky. We got TONS of books!! Thanks to everyone!!!!


Embrace the Camera Thursday

Ok I've been slacking a bit on this...but,

It's THURSDAY, you know what that means....
"embrace the camera"!
Get out your cameras and get in front of them.
your kids want pictures of you in them.
so, do them a favor and say CHEESE!!

Click here to see how I got this idea from this inspiring blog:

This morning is a sweet little girls 1st birthday!!

We love you Stella Aylse Robinson!


Somebody is turning 1 this week.........

Can you guess who it is?


Great start to our New Year

Well we've been a little busy the last couple days, to say the least =) Monday night at dance Hunter fell during a spin and twisted her foot. She is ok, no broken bones...just a sprain. But she is to be off of it for a week or so and is using crutches. She's not a pro just yet at walking with them, so it's quite comical!
Here she is at the ER before her xray
That same day Miss Stella decided to tear apart a picture frame w/out gma knowing. She got the entire back and glass out of the frame and then broke the edge of the glass. In the meantime she sliced her thumb open :( So mommy had to rush home from work and take her to the dr. b/c the blood wasn't stopping!

Here is mommy's nice wrapping job HA HA!
Little Stinker Stella =)