Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Arden!

Last Tuesday, Arden turned 1! I can't believe how fast this year has gone--but I know this is only the beginning of living life in fast-forward. Geoff and I have been truly blessed by God, and we thank Him every day for choosing us to be Arden's parents. We can't imagine our life without her and the joy she brings us each day!

I only have a few pictures to post from her actual birthday--Auntie April was our photographer at Arden's birthday party so as soon as I get those from her I will do another post.

You want me to do what with this?
And you are sure about that?
Well, let me give it a try...
Yeah, this is as good as mommy said it was!
She didn't even touch the cake part--she only wanted the frosting. Yeah, she is a girl after mommy's own heart :)
She loved the frosting so much, she cried hysterically when we took it away from her. I wish we had a was priceless!

She had a ball opening her presents. It took awhile, but she wanted to do it all by herself!
Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!

I know she doesn't look happy in any of the pictures, but she was having a great time. I guess she was focusing hard on the tasks at hand and didn't know why we kept trying to take pictures! (She also had the fever virus later this week--I'm betting she was already starting to feel a little under the weather)

Stay tuned for pictures from her 1st Birthday Party!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009

Yes, we were those parents who took their almost 1 year old trick-or-treating :) We had tons of fun and are looking forward to the day when Arden will also be able to enjoy these times! Arden was so good all night--her only issue was her hat. She HATES anything on her head, so we were lucky to get this one picture of her with it on! Here's our little ladybug:
Her first stop--Tuck Tuck and Nonna's!
(If you look closely in this picture, you can see Arden is holding on to her candy bucket all by herself. She did a great job with this all night--I think the only time she let go was when she was completely exhausted at the end of the night!)
Uncle Nae-Nae joined us for a few stops. Silas, April, Jim, and mom also joined us for the night. Isn't Silas' lion costume absolutely adorable? Mom made that for him--she is so talented!
We took four of our "Linc" boys with us. I think they had a great time too--they were also exhausted by the end of the night!