April 19, 2008

Birthday Party

Today we had a little party to celebrate Lillian's first birthday. Eric made some amazing cupcakes with chocolate ganache frosting and fresh strawberries. As you can see, we did a variety setup so people could choose how which toppings they wanted. We're trying to keep Lillian from being a full blown chocoholic for now, so we gave her a plain cupcake after the candle was blown out.

Here is Lillian getting ready to blow out the candle on her cupcakes, with some help from Mom and Dad. She was a little cranky today and had an "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to" moment when it was time for the happy birthday song.
Here is Lillian pushing her friend Summer around on her wagon.

Lillian had a great time playing with her buddies. As you can see, hosting a birthday party inspired a rare moment of sharing with her friend Samuel. Usually she's stealing food from her friends, not giving it away.

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April 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Lillian!

A year has passed since Lillian joined us. We decided we needed to take a few pictures to commemorate the occasion. Here's the whole family.
The party isn't until Saturday, but as you can see Lillian is already having a good time. She's been an extra happy girl the last several days around her birthday. Here you can see her telling us how old she is. Or maybe she thinks she's number one. Or maybe she's just pointing at the exciting camera. Whichever it is, she's right.
I think this picture really says it all. Being one year old is the best!
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April 13, 2008

Crawfish Boil

This weekend Lillian attended her first Tulane Alumni Crawfish Boil. She is a little young to appreciate shellfish but we sure had a great time eating mud-bugs, spicy sausage, corn and potatoes.

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April 2, 2008

She Walks!

Lillian started walking yesterday. It's very exciting, she walks around giggling and clapping her hands. Here is some video of her toddling around the house this morning.