We've lived in Utah, Nebraska, upper Michigan and now we've settled in Colorado...at least for now! Marley is 10, Isi is 6 and Enzo is 4.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

One Year Ago Today!

Marlayna was born!!!
Marley is one year old!

5 things I love about our little onesie.

I love her breath! I love to smell it. Usually I just like baby's breath...because it's not corrupted by solid foods yet....but, she's eating solid food and I still love to sniff her breath.
You all know I think she is THE CUTEST when she sleeps. I'm her mom so I think she is cute ALL the time...but, THE CUTEST when she is asleep.
I love that she already has a favorite pair of shoes. They are brown Mary-Jane style with flowers. We'll have to show you sometime. I put some "walking" shoes on her and she found one of the cute brown shoes and she held it up to her foot. I asked her if she wanted to wear those instead and proceeded to change her shoes. Once they were changed she smiled really big and gave a deep, long satisfied grunt/growl.
I love that her hair is taking its time to grown in. It makes her still look like a baby...which is fine with me. And doing baby/toddler's hair is hard! I know...one day, I'll have to do her hair but, for now...I'm glad she's still bald.
I love that she is a good girl. She is a pretty mellow happy girl. Sure she has her moments of tired wretchedness but, she is overall a very good girl. I think we've only taken out of church once for being too noisy. I hope she keeps it up!
There are SO many more things I love about Marley...but, we'll leave it at these 5.
Now, I'm sure you're wondering what is on the agenda today.

Dad is at school until around 4:30 today. But, he’ll still come into the birthday picture around about mid-day.

Right now Marley is down for a nap.

While Marley sleeps, I will make her cupcakes....Confetti Cake with Confetti frosting. (My favorite)

While Marley sleeps, I will also make some Scotch-A-Roos.

When Marley wakes up, we will have some lunch.

Probably Roman Noodles, her favorite.

At 1:30 we will go pick up Nathan because he has a break at school and we will go buy Marley a birthday present. We already got her some jammies but, we are going to get her a "walking toy," something to help her practice.
And she thinks that's pretty cool!
Then Marley and I will go to a bake exchange. One of our friends organized this bake exchange where a bunch of ladies bake something, then get together to exchange our goodies. This is cool because then you have a variety of treats and not just a bunch of the same treat.
Then we will pick Nathan up from school and bust home. We will make homemade pizza which is our Friday night tradition and then we will eat it.

Then we will eat cupcakes and watch Marley make a mess.

Then Marley will go to bed! And I will watch her sleep!


(Becky Anderson took these cute pictures!! She is a great friend and an excellent photographer! To check out her photography site, click here. She hasn't touched up or altered theses pictures yet and I think they are wonderful! I'll show you them again after she has worked her computer magic!)


Julie J. said...

B E A U T I F U L ! ! ! ! !

She is a doll - as usual. I L O V E the pictures. And I L O V E that sweet girl!

We wish we could be there to celebrate with you!

Reno Wells said...

Very cute!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARLEY!!!! Maya's excited to meet you finally (hopefully in June).

Jan said...

Oh Becky, Marley is soooooo cute and those pictures are darling Happy numero uno B-day....Can't wait to see all of you in June.

Shantell said...

I can't believe she is one already! What happened? Becky those pictures are seriously the cutest thing I've ever seen. Makes me wish I would have done that with Ethan. SOOOO cute! And I love her hair bow. Did you make it? Such a cute idea. I sure miss you!

Jeanette and Jason said...

What a sweetie. I love the story about her favorite shoes.
Happy Birthday Marley!

Oh W.A.N.S.I. parties. :) I have 4 sisters. We are all close to 3 years apart (give or take a few months). Well my younger sister and I sometimes felt left out or ignored by our older sisters so we would have a W.A.N.S.I. party. Basically we got some snacks and went to our room and ate them. Probably talking of the injustices we faced. :) I know. We were so cool. It gets better. W.A.N.S.I. stood for We Are Not Stupid Idiots. Oh, yeah. We rock. :)

Jeanette and Jason said...

um.....actually I have 3 sisters. I'm the 4th one. :)

Anonymous said...


I still cannot believe she is one!!! I can't wait to see her in June! I'm sure by then she will be walking!! Ahhh!!

Those pictures are absolutely adorable!!!!!

Love you guys!

selway2005 said...

Wow! Those are amazing pictures to cherish forever...it sure helps to have such a cute model. Happy B-Day, Marley!

Shalantie said...

Yeah, those are really cute pictures. Hope you guys had a fun day yesterday! Can't believe little Marley is already 1!

Natasha said...

Happy 1st Birthday Marley (a day late)!
She is beautiful in the photos. It sounds like she had a great birthday.

Natasha said...

Becky, Question: How did you get the tab for the church on your blog? I thought there would be something on the website but I can't find where it came from. Give Marley lots of hugs from me!!

Michael & Cherilyn said...

oh they are sooo cute---they don't need ANY touching up! and....no! no "spring surprise" of that sort for me! :) That would be a spring shock! haha.. miss ya!

The Hungry said...

I agree - they are so cute, they don't need touching up. Happy Birthday baby! Much love. Love you all!