This is a picture from the ride home on her birthday. She was loving my sunglasses. I think they look pretty good. Having such a late night, she slept most of the way home. After we got home and Sylvia finished her nap, it was time to open a present.
The funny part is that this present was actually intended for Nolan Lahey, Sylvia's future husband, for his baptism... until we realized he already had it. But Sylvia had so much fun playing with his that we decided it would be perfect to give to her for her birthday.
This is Sylvia face planting over the top of it. That's how we open gifts at the Pauls house. Also, this was just a lucky shot. I wasn't waiting for her to hurt herself for a photo op.
Opening. She took forever. Her party is going to be 18 hours long.
Ta dah! It's a super adorable race car. She loves it! She played with it for a whole five minutes before returning to little Taco Bell dog doll she got from Grandma and Grandpa Pauls over the weekend. She loves that thing. You can see it in the first two pictures of her opening her present.
We played outside for a little while on a blanket, Sylvia still doesn't know for sure how she feels about that grass stuff. We're pretty sure Sylvia said daddy for the first time while she was reaching for Blake. She's also been saying something that sounds like mamamamama recently, but I don't think it's deliberate.
After that, Aunt Kristin and Uncle Al came over for a bit. And then it was dinner time! It was also bath night, so I thought we might as well let her get messy. The birthday menu was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, some goldfish crackers, beans, and some purple fruit.
It was so good, she almost passed out.
Uncle Al is a really funny guy.
I'm not sure if I should worry, but Kristin had red eyes like this in every picture when she was little... let's hope it's not a sign.
She wants to be picked up. Yuck. So we pretty much went straight to the bath after that.
She had an awesome birthday mohawk.
I love my baby.
Now for the sad news. Syvlia's daycare is closed this week and our parents have agreed to take care of her for us. They each get her for two nights, which is awesome for them and Sylvia but sad for mommy. I had a hard time leaving today knowing that the next time I see Sylvia will be Friday. I've never been away from her for that long, so don't be surprised if I end up talking about my mid-week trip to Maquoketa!
She's too cool for school. I took some pictures this morning because I knew I would miss her.
How cute is she? Alright, I'm getting sad so I need to stop writing and busy myself with something else.
Sylvia's first birthday was so fun, and I plan to write more about her first year later this week. And her birthday party is a little less than two weeks away, so there will be tons of pictures and stories to share. She's been such a blessing. Is it Friday yet?