Monday, August 13, 2012

1 Year Appointment

Today was Sydney’s one year doctor appointment.  She is 28 ¾ inches tall (40th percentile), weighs 18 pounds 12 ounces (40th percentile), and her head is measuring 48 cm (upper 98th percentile which is normal for her).  She got three shots today and she tried so hard not to cry but it just hurt too bad!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The BIG 1!!

Today is Sydney’s birthday!  We had a cookout at the house and friends and family came to watch Sydney eat cake and open gifts.  She was soooooo very tired by the end of the day but she had sooooooo much fun!  Grandpa and Grandma Rhody came up from SC and Grandma and Grandpa Basham and cousin Chrissy came up from FL and the alllll the local family came too!
Her party was Hippo themed….it just kind of formed into that theme once I started to plan the party.  My nickname for her (among others) is Hippo.  When she was only a few days old, she would wake up hungry and suck on her fingers….when I heard the sucking noise, it reminded me of that game, Hungry Hungry Hippos!  I made Hippo decorations, ordered Hippo shaped cups for the kids, and had Hippo shaped cakes made.  It all turned out really cute!
Sydney received all kinds of clothes and gifts that she is going to love….because most of the toys make noise! LOL!  She did get a lot of books and she sure does love her books too!  She also really liked her cake!  Only recently did Sydney begin to pick up her food and feed herself so I was really happy when that happened because I knew she would get to dig into her cake at her birthday party!
Here are a few pictures from the party:

We also had some professional pictures taken for her first birthday which included a Smash the Cake session: