Monday, November 29, 2010

One Year Old!!

Alison is one year old today! She has grown a lot this year and I am still a little shocked that she is one! Today is also my goal for this blog! I wanted to do a post everyday until she turned one (I wish I would have started when she was born but oh well!) I am not exactly sure what I am going to do....I think I am going to do weekly updates with pictures from the week, possibly a few daily updates....

But today is about Alison!! She has 8 teeth, is almost walking, can crawl faster than any baby I have ever seen! She is beautiful, a bit timid, curious, big hearted, loves hugs, likes to sleep in her crib, loves going out and looking at things, likes to be rocked before going to bed, and is the apple of her mommy and daddy's eye.

This morning we went to JC Penny and had pictures taken of everyone. They turned out really lovely and we are so glad to have a nice family picture with the Great Grandparents!
Here is the birthday Girl!

Mommy and Daddy got Alison a slide and swing combo for her Birthday and Christmas!
Grandma is helping put it together!

Even though Dad was busy with work stuff he took a little time to help put the castle together!

Alison wants to go on the slide!

Alison having fun cuddling with her great grandparents

"Hi Grandpa!"

Alison is her big girl car seat! Daddy put it in mommy's car today!

We went to Claim Jumpers for Alison's birthday dinner.
Mommy brought Alison some snacks to eat and of course her 1st Birthday Princess bib!

Alison got her very own birthday cup cake!

We brought the candle from home :)

what is this? *poke*

Yummy cake!

Happy Birthday Alison!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Grandma, Alison and I went shopping at the mall today. The boys stayed at home and watched a football game. Alison and I had a lot of fun spending time walking around and looking at things with Grandma!

Alison and Grandma

There were some very lovely Christmas decorations up and we stopped and checked some of them out

Alison enjoyed looking at the trees!

Alison did manage to toss her Monkey out of the buggy! Hopefully it will show up eventually. Tomorrow she officially turns one!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Alison! Alison's First Birthday Party!

Alison had her first birthday party! Her actual birthday is on the 29th but we celebrated today! 
I can't believe she is one!
We got Alison a very special Alice in Wonderland Cake

Decorated a spot in the park

Grandma had a lot of fun at Ali's party

Alison in her birthday bib

She was having a good time!

Alison really liked the balloons!

Alison next to her cake

About to light the cake and sing happy birthday!

It was too windy and i couldn't get the candle to stay lit so we just pretended :)

Singing happy birthday
(thanks Lex for taking pictures for us!)

Ali gets some birthday cake!

Alison and Grandma out in the playground area!

Walking with mommy

We make a big shadow mommy!

Alison got a lot of very nice presents from her friends!
Here she is holding an Ann of Green Gables doll from Prince Edward Island given to her by her great grandparents (they also got her an Ann of Green Gables book too!)
Alison got a talking purse, some very pretty clothes, and a ball toy as well.
Thank you!

Alison going down the slide with daddy!

Alison and Aunte Em'
She drove all the way down from LA so she could come to her little Alison's birthday party!
We love you Aunte Em!

That was a great party!
Time to go home!

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Park and Wild Animal Park

Today we went to Kit Carson park, home of Queen Califia's Magical Circle Garden in Escondido. It is a giant mosaic with sculptures and a maze. This was our first time going there and we really enjoyed looking at evertthing. There were a lot of kids there running around and climbing on stuff. I think this is somewhere we will be bringing people who come and visit.

Alison and daddy in the maze

Mommy and Alison find a lizard

Walking to Grandma!

"Am I doing good Grandma?"

Mommy and Alison mimicking the statue

After we looked around in the circle garden we found a pavilion in the Kit Carson Park to have our picnic lunch. We made sandwiches and brough some soda.

Daddy found a swing for him and Alison!

Grandma pushing Alison over a bridge with daddy

Alison sleeping on monkey

We went to the Wild Animal Park and they were very pleased to see the baby elephants out to play! Alison liked looking around at everything!

Alison, Daddy and Monkey

Alison sees a Gorilla for the first time

Ali likes sitting on daddy's sholders!

Chris compared to a gorilla!

Grandpa compared to a gorilla!

We rode on the tram that takes you through the preserve. We all really liked this part. The driver told us about the different animals and about the breeding program there at the Park.

Alison found all sorts of stuff to look at

There was stuff everywhere to look at!

Daddy acting like a lion!

There was a new born cheeta cub at the zoo! He looked like a little spotted kitten with very small ears.

Alison's first trip to the Zoo!