Monday, September 14, 2015

Dottie's 1st Birthday Weekend

Dottie turned 1 on Friday, August 21st! It's really hard to believe she is already a year old, this year has flown by.  

Official 1st Birthday Wake-Up Pictures

Clearly Ella, Steve and I were a little more excited than sleepy Dottie who had no idea what all the fuss was about:)

Playing with her new toy from Myranda

Ella had some big plans in her mind for Dottie's party on Saturday so on Friday afternoon she got right down to the business of working on building her DJ station. She made a bunch of speakers from boxes and a friend loaned us some disco lights to use. 

Adorable birthday girl brushing her hair

Mom, Glenn and Kelly all came in for the weekend to celebrate with us. It was so nice to have them and made the weekend that much more special. 

We all went out to dinner the night of Dottie's birthday. Eating and music = Dottie's favorite things 

Ella loves her root beer :)

Having so much fun dancing and clapping to the music

With Aunt Kelly on Saturday

Having fun with her birthday gift from Grandma and Grandad

Ready for the party! 
I tried to get pics of the two of them sitting together but Dottie is much too busy for that, so this is the best we could do :)

Sweet kisses

So beautiful in her birthday dress from Grammy

Ella at her DJ station

Dottie hanging with the big girls :). She had so much fun and wanted to play with them the whole time. 

Awesome birthday gift from Julia and Jocelyn - big baby!!

Could she be any cuter?

Time for cake! 

She was completely baffled about why she was sitting in her high chair with a party hat on and we were all just looking at her

The 4 of us - if only Dottie knew what was coming she'd be a lot smilier!

And finally - getting to eat the cake

Water break with Uncle Paco

The cake was definitely a hit!

On her new elephant toy from Aunt Kelly

Fun with balloons with Daddy

Girls afternoon - manicures and pedicures on Sunday 

Swimming on Sunday afternoon 

It was such a great weekend for Dottie's birthday. She was happy and enjoyed all of it, and it was really a special weekend and great family time. 


sharon said...

It was terrific!

Dad said...

Looks like Dottie's b-day was a great time! Great photos! Thanks for posting!