SAVANNAH GRACE POOLE IS ONE YEAR OLD!!!!!!!!!!
Can you believe it?!?! One year of eating every three hours, one year of changing 60 million diapers a day, one year of uh-oh's, hi's, and waving bye-byes!! Ahhhh!! I am just so so so happy for her and just a little sad for myself.... Although it's had it's ups and downs, this year has been the most rewarding and fulfilling year of my life!! I was MADE to be a MOM! :)
And we have some BIG NEWS!! On May 13, Savannah took her FIRST STEP!!! :) It was absolutely perfect!! Wade and I were playing in the kitchen with her after dinner one night, and we watched as she stood up and stayed there for several seconds before gently sitting back down. I picked her back up and set her on her feet and let go, while Wade took a few steps back and held out his hands for her... We watched her think about it....and think about it....and FINALLY take that first step, straight into Daddy's arms!!!! It was PERFECT!! Wade and I were both there to see it and it has quickly become one of our most favorite family moments together!! The expression on Wade's face was priceless.....shock, excitement, and mostly PRIDE. Pride in his little bear bear that had just become a little more grown up....
Savannah Grace Poole, 1 year old!
These are a little out of order, but hey.....
I have a one year old now and time is limited. ;)
How is that they always like the tissue paper and boxes waaaaaaay more than the actual present??? Haha!!
Happy Birthday to MEEEEEEE!!!
This was about as messy as she got! There were 6 icing flowers on her cake and she picked up each one by color and ate them all individually!! Haha...she was so neat and dainty. She is DEFINITELY her mother's child. :)
Is this sugar?? Oh wait, I've only had this a million times already, thanks to all my very bad AUNTS who have fed me chocolate, diet coke, whipping cream, cheesecake, strawberry shortcake, vanilla ice cream....need I go on?? Haha!!!
Vana baby and her FIRST bike, thanks to Grammie and Pops!! You should see this monkey riding her bike.....you can't wipe the smile off of her face!!! :)
Savannah got her first WALKER! ((THANKS, Aunt Megan and Uncle Justin!!!)) She holds onto it and just constantly walks from one side of the house to the other. Needless to say, we have all the sounds and songs memorized and are close to pulling our ears off.... :)
Since our theme was SWEETS, we created a whole candy buffett!! I am honestly most proud of the peppermint trees!! Thanks to Jen and Hez that unwrapped 23423498249 TRILLION peppermints for me!! Ha! But get ready...we are SO doing this again for Christmas!!
One very happy baby that is very thankful to her mom for throwing her party at naptime....
Mr. Billy Sharbono - - you are the GREATEST!!!!!!! Thank you sooooo incredibly much for my precious pink LOLLIPOPS!!! They were absolutely PERFECT!!!!
Thanks to every single one of you that came to Savannah's first birthday party and made it SUCH a wonderful day!!! You all mean so much to our family and I can't thank you enough for your love, support, and sweet friendships. We love you all!!!
Shanny Bear, BSW. ;)
Hooray for Shanny!!!!!
MISS EMWEE!!!!! So glad to see you!!!!!! :)
Wade and Savannah's sweet cousin, Abigail!!!
Granny and Vanny!!
Savannah and Abigail being VERY serious....
My very sweet, very precious husband planned a SURPRISE trip to New Orleans for Savannah and I to celebrate my SECOND Mother's Day and Savannah's actual birthday!!
We aren't in Kansas anymore!!!
We LOVE family vacations!! :)
My sweet boy.
Happy Birthday, my LOVE!!!!!!!
My Crawfish Duo: fried crawfish and crawfish etoufee. YUM.
Here was one spontaneous decision we hadn't planned on...but are SO thankful we did!!!
Marines slog through the mud..... can you even imagine??
The Higgins boat. Named after Andrew Higgins (who was from New Orleans, hence why this D-Day museum is established there). President Harry Truman said, "Andrew Higgins is the man that won the war for us." These boats allowed the men to land on the open beaches, which is one huge reason why we won WW2.
Seeing as how the WW2 museum was only a few blocks from our hotel (or that's how it looked on the map, at least!), we decided to just walk there instead of drive. BIG MISTAKE. Haha!! On our way home, we picked up sno-balls to give us energy for the million-mile walk back to the hotel. And OH. MY. GOODNESS!!! Mom's Sno-balls on Baronne Street in New Orleans are SPECTACULAR!!!! If nothing else, the sno-balls are worth going back to NOLA for!! Hah!!
Ok, so I have been BEGGING everyone I know to take me to the aquarium for the past 23 years. FINALLY, FINALLY, my precious husband took me!! I can't begin to tell you how thrilled I was!!!!! Here we are in the parking lot, while I am secretly DYING to get in to that aquarium!!!
Here we comeeeeeee!!!!
"Fish are friends, NOT food."
Here, fishy, fishy, fishy.....
Could you imagine this adorable animal trying to EAT YOU!?!?!? Ahhhh.
Me and my sweet girl, playing with sharks and fishies on her birthday!
Jonah....swalled by a SHARK!!! Eeeeeks!
2 words: FISH FRY!!!!!!!
So, seahorses apparently are faithful to their one little spouse through one entire season! How precious is that??? Here is MY little seahorse!!! :))))
Aunt Jen!!!!! What are YOU doing at the aquarium?!?!
Big fish. Little fish. What a precious POOLe. :) Get it??
This totally makes my heart SMILE!!
I spy TWO pearls!!! :)
Wade's brick at the aquarium!!!!!! Haha, Wade's Granny bought him a brick, along with his cousin and his sister, years ago.... We searched forever for this thing, probably looking like some crazies. But Wade found it!!!!!! And I was so proud!! Haaaa!! If you go to the aquarium, look for it. It's in the P section. ;)