Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Our 1 year old baby girl!

Chaselyn turned 1 on November 16th! And what a marvelous series of celebrations we had!

We kicked things off with a gathering of all the important Wacoans on Sunday the 15th. We wanted to gather up all of those amazing people who waited along with us for her arrival a year earlier and expand to all those people who have shown Stanton and I love and support over the past year as we learn how to be a family. It was a fantastic gathering full of super-great people, tasty food, adorable children, and good times catching up with everyone.

And of course, the main event was Chaselyn's first cake experience. She did awesome! She seemed a little confused as to why everyone was singing and looking right at her. But she propped up her little plate to show off the goods like a good little model.

After the official hoopla was over, it was time to get down to business.

After some inspection (i.e. turning it upside down to make sure the bottom wasn't burned.), she got her first taste.

And from there, the delicious insanity ensued.

Mom, I dropped some on my bib.

Do I have anything on my face?

After the cupcake, she got some wonderful prizes including a coconut tree toy to share with Daddy.

And after all the wonderful people left it was just the family.

And then just a little stinker.

On her real birthday she got her big farm from Mommy and Daddy.

But never fear, the celebration wasn't finished. We celebrated with the whole family on Thanksgiving in AR. Her official party was slated for lunch on Thanksgiving day. All of the immediate family was there, and some of the extended family, including the great-grandparents. We did a farm theme, just like before, which mainly consisted of there being horses and other animals outside, farm toys strewn about, and animal cupcakes. We had the usual Thanksgiving meal complete with turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, and sweet potatoes.

Chaselyn topped off her meal with a turkey of the cupcake variety. She wasn't very fond of the candle or all the people staring at her.

But it didn't take her long to dig in. Licking the chocolate icing off a nutter butter is good for any one.

It didn't take her too long to finish off the icing and start in on the cake.

We love her so much.

After cake came the presents.

She specifically loved this picture frame.

And she got very good at pulling out the paper from the sacks.

Later in the evening, the whole Schluterman crew showed up. And I mean the whole Schluterman crew. It was the first time all the family had been together for a holiday in quite some time.
And if that's not enough, just click away to see the FB photo albums Party 1 and Party2.


  1. LOVE the pictures. I wish I could have been a part of the celebrations! J. didn't like his cake at his party. He actually isn't too big into cakes or cupcakes...odd.

    I really like the farm you guys bought...where did you get it?

  2. It is crazy to me how she looks exactly like both of you. (That makes no sense. But you know what I mean.) She is so darling!