Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving weekend. Addi is a year old!

Dearest Addison,

Your first birthday landed on Thanksgiving day this year. I thought it to be quite fitting actually, as your mommy and I are so blessed to have you in our lives. We are thankful everyday for the gift of life that God has placed in our care. Your Nana and Papa flew in from Hawaii to celebrate this milestone with you and we all decided to host thanksgiving in our home for the first time. Your Lola and Ankong (chinese for Grandfather) also came to visit and celebrate with us. We also threw a huge party for you on saturday, but I haven't even looked through those yet. Here are some pictures of the mini party we had on Thanksgiving.

Yeah! 1 year... you've grown quite a bit from your birth weight of 6 pounds 2 ounces. =)

It's tradition in many asian cultures to eat noodles on your birthday, you were no exception.  Birthday noodles anyone?

Here are you and Papa hanging out.

... You and Nana

Mommy's side of the family, Lola, Auntie Nikki, and your beautiful mommy!  Like her new glasses?

Ok, so here you are smiling at your birthday cake right? Well no, actually you are just starting to cry... Apparently the size of this thing sitting in front of you on your high chair kinda freaked you out. LOL!

So we had to remove it...

...and cut you a just a slice for you to tear apart. In the hopes of maybe capturing you trash your cake, I discovered that you are a neat freak. Yep, frosting on the mouth, frosting on the hands... But no where else. It was quite uneventful... but that's ok. Less clean up for your mommy and daddy right?

NOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM!!!!

My little cutie-pa-tootie!

Angkong and Lola

Papa and Nana

Your Unkie Dewey

Here are you, your Aunt Colleen and Aunt Nikki doing your best Home Alone impression.

Our Family... do I look fat from in these jeans?

THE WHOLE FAMILY!


I'll put up some pictures from saturday's official celebration soon. In the meantime, here are your latest milestones:

-You are walking completely on your own now. I love watching you wander around the apartment pushing on doors and just walking in circles enjoying your new mobility.
-You know how to ask for milk, cheerios, and any food for that matter by pointing at it and then using your hands to sign "more!"
-You've mastered facial expressions... you copy me when I frown, smile and even copy my laugh.
-You've got rhythm... whenever music comes on you stand up and start dancing! How awesome!

It's hard to fathom that you've only been with us a year. Seeing how much you've changed makes me all goopy sappy inside and am filled to the brim with joy at watching you grow. You are an amazing little girl and your mommy and I love you oh so very much. Always stay sweet, and remember to smile! Happy birthday little angel...

Mommy and Daddy

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  2. Happy Birthday Addi! So cute!

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  3. happy big numba #1 addison!!! she's so beautiful you guys!!! may you be blessed with many many more to come!!

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