Happy Birthday, Little Butterfly

Words cannot begin to express how blessed I feel to have had my sweet Iz in my life for the past year. The time has flown but it has all been a dream. Thank you, Lord, for this precious gift of a girl.

Sissy N. suggested the birthday theme — butterflies. It was perfect. I made two cakes. One I formed into a butterfly for Iz and the other I made a two layer for the party guests. They were both carrot cakes with the butterfly one being sans nuts and coconut. Most of the kiddos opted for a piece of the butterfly. :)

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We had the party at lunchtime and served a light lunch for our guests that included Almond Chicken Salad, cucumber sandwiches, butterfly shaped cheese sandwiches, and fruit skewers. Gma J. made all the food except the cakes. THANK YOU, GRANDMA!!!!

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Iz enjoying her butterfly cheese sandwich:

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Iz eating her cake:

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All the siblings decorated while Gma and I got everything else ready:

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After lunch and cake it was on to presents:

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All in all, it was a pretty great birthday.

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I better post the 11 month report quick!!

It’s almost birthday time!! But since it would be a shame to skip the 11 month post when there has been one for every other month, here it is:

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My Izzy girl on June 24th. :)

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The biggest news to report is that she is crawling!! Yea!! And, oh my, is she ever crawling. I can put her down in the living room and walk around the circle to the kitchen. By the time I get to the kitchen she’s already there! Whew!! We’re still scrambling with some baby proofing. We finally decided the best way to baby proof the boys’ room was to close the door. ;)

Look for more pictures soon. I’m going to post a belated 4th post plus Grandma is coming this weekend for the big birthday celebration next weekend!