Monday, August 23, 2010

She's One. No, Really.

Amelia is one.

You know?  One?  Not a baby anymore, but a toddler?

Where did my time go?

She's one.  As in, "I'm going to get into everything humanly imaginable as soon as I possibly can" kind of one.

Yes, as a matter of fact, I am exhausted.  The beginning of school + Amelia's first birthday = really, really drained.

Despite my exhaustion, it paid off.  Jeremy and I pulled off two great birthday parties to celebrate Amelia's birthday this year.  One was on her actual birthday.  Jeremy and I cooked pizza for our immediate family and they came over to enjoy the birthday girl.  We had a blast that evening - and Amelia had more fun than anyone.  I've never seen a baby so happy to have a birthday. She laughed, clapped, and ate her little cake like a champ.  She loved it when all of her family stood around and sang to her.  She thought that was just fabulous.


Then, she had a party with all of her friends (and family members, too).   It was a fun day! Amelia had a remarkable time blowing bubbles, playing with chalk, and seeing all of her friends.  She loves attention (naturally), so it made her day again when everyone sang to her.  The party was so much fun, but very, very crazy!

I only have myself to blame for the craziness. I'm the one who thought it would be a good idea to have the kids make their own goody baskets using big buckets of candy.  Yeah, that was me.  Poor Emery and Graham probably ate more candy in that one day than they had ever eaten before.
    The infamous buckets!
I'm so blessed with such a precious baby girl.  She's adventurous, rambunctious, and full of life - and I wouldn't have my girl any other way.  We've come a long way from our NICU days a year ago.  God is good.

Happy Girl!

Farr Family News

There's been a lot going on in the Farr Family that I really haven't got to chat much about.  The past month or so has really been quite a busy blur.

First of all, I finally have a wonderful new sister-in-law, Heather. She and Jeremy's brother, Lija, dated for years and tied the knot on a beautiful day in July.  It was a great wedding and a happy day for everyone.

I love sisters.  I have one, so --- ya know, they're awesome.  Everyone should have a sister.

Jeremy and I also have new little nephew, Cooper!  Jeremy's sister Heather (do not get confused - this is another Heather) welcomed him about 16 days after the wedding.  Cooper is such a little doll and a sweet blessing.  I know Amelia will really grow up very close to him - I can't wait until they are old enough to play together and love one another.

July was really a busy month for the Farrs!  I really can't wait for this fall.  Football season, cooler weather, and a little bit of relaxation will be a nice change for all of us. :)