Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Welcome to the Family Beatrix Sparrow!

Jared's sister, Lydia, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last week, Beatrix Sparrow. She was 7lbs and 19 inches long. This is Brenna's first girl cousin!!!

Welcome to the family, Bea! We can't wait to see you!

Congratulations, Matt & Lydia! We love all four of you!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Our baby girl is one year old! I can't believe how fast her first year of life went. She has been such a joy and blessing to Jared & I this past year. This top picture was taken the day after she was born.

Jared made her a birthday pancake to start out her birthday. She loved it.
We had a party for her later that night with a few friends. I made cupcakes...some with chocholate frosting and some with vanilla. I gave her a chocholate one and she didn't like it. She kept trying to give it to Jared for him to eat. It was pretty cute. She didn't like that her hands were messy from the frosting either. This is about as messy as she got.

Later that night our friend Aaron gave her a lick of the vanilla frosting and she liked that a lot better! :)

My family and Jared's family came on Saturday to celebrate Brenna's birthday. We had a wonderful time with them. Brenna loved all the attention and hanging out with her cousin Easton. She really enjoyed sitting in a little lawn chair my grandma got her.

Brenna received a lot of really nice gifts from friends and family....a toy piggy bank, push toy, clothes, grocery cart, winter coat, baby doll, phone, and a few other things. Suprisingly, she enjoyed looking at the cards too. Thanks for all of you who made Brenna's first birthday so special, by coming to help us celebrate or sending cards.

This is a poster I put together of different pictures of Brenna throughout the year. Surprisingly enough, I got my creative juices running, which probably happens once a year :) It was fun to look through all her pictures and see how she'd grown and changed each month. It was hard to pick a select few though.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Flower Child

Brenna and I enjoyed some time in our back yard last week. I was able to get some cute shots of her in the flower bed. I have to take pictures of her when she's preoccupied, otherwise she's too interested in the camera and comes right up to it and wants to check it out.