We had Laiken's 1st birthday pictures taken on the beach when we were in Sanibel. I hope this girl know how's spoiled she is already!
We decorated and wrapped a few gifts for her actual birthday on April 9th.
My parents came over for a quick birthday celebration that night since we were having her party the following weekend. She LOVED her cake!
My brother came over to help put together the new pirate ship playhouse! Scott loves when I buy things with a bunch of parts. ;)
The girls just played in the box!
We threw a party on April 12th with our closest friends and family to celebrate!
I made this banner with each of Laiken's monthly pictures during her first year.
A little decor before guests arrived...
I think this was the first time in my life that I was ready for a party and not throwing things together as guests arrived.
Food and dessert table on the patio
I ordered this custom birthday sign from Etsy. It was cute party decor and I love that I can keep it for her 1st year stats!
Her outfit was another Etsy purchase - I loved all the bows & feathers and Scott thought she belonged it Vegas...dads just don't get it! ; )
Cheeeesee ... serious.
Laiken wasn't walking yet but she took her first steps days after her 1st birthday. She thought she was pretty big stuff walking with daddy!
Kinley swinging - <3 those pigtails!
Hadley & Presley playing in the pirate ship - Laiken's big present from us.
Kylie helping Laikers walk again..
Laiken proving that she's a big kid, too!
Sweet baby Everett!
Laiken wasn't very into opening presents so Kinley and I helped.
Laiken was spoiled rotten of course...swimsuits, a roller coaster ride, books, toys, toys, toys!
Ready for summer with her sunnies!
Buffett had to get in on the action and get a little attention, too.
Aunt Christie, Uncle Chris, & our favorite "baby Kaelyn!"
Hhmmm...what song are you singing...
Nom, nom, nom..
This one loves her food!
How old is Laiken?!? "So big" she says! haha
Big sis loves her cuppycakes, too!
Notice the difference between Kinley and Laiken's eating styles. I love that they are totally different!
You are such a funny baby and always keep us on our toes. If we turn our back for more than a minute, I can guaruntee that you've found something to get into whether it be Kinley's toys, a random cabinet or even dog food! You are such a ham and always keep us laughing with your funny faces which I refer to as "the many faces of Laiken." You definitely favor your daddy (look-wise) and have his outgoing personality.
1 year stats:
23 pounds & 29 inches tall
You have 8 teeth
You love most foods especially bananas, strawberries, mac n cheese, ham, and anything sweet
You adore your big sis and are very interested in your puppies
You love playing peek-a-boo, your Sophie giraffe, playing instruments, and looking at books
You took swim lessons this year and loved the pool in Sanibel
You are a pretty easy going baby but when you get mad, watch out!
You wave bye-bye and blow kisses
Your big smile and scrunched up nose can light up a room!
Happy Birthday, Laiken Lou! We love you SO much!