Monday, October 31, 2011

Esther's First Birthday

This post is going to be mostly about Esther. She had her first birthday on the 25th! These first few pictures are from a little before that -this is an outfit that she got for her shower that I thought she'd never be big enough to wear! I really didn't think it would fit until I actually put it on her...
In "Daddy's" office at church - over the last 3 weeks or so, she's learned to walk :) It started with a step here or there that we weren't quite sure if we were really seeing what we thought we were, than she'd take 5 steps, fall, 5 steps fall..., now, she can make it all the way down the hall!
All "dressed up" for winter :)
We ended up going to MN for one day - but it was a good day. We had a good visit with my family and finished up some things and Esther got a birthday present...
We had to help her open them up, but she enjoyed the experience :)
We were able to get our winter squash while we were in MN - This acorn squash must have crossed with something!
The fall colors down here are very pretty - we had a couple of pictures taken in front of a red tree - the sun was pretty bright though.
Esther on her first birthday!
I made some cupcakes. Esther was "helping" and got into the dough and the frosting...
We gave her the whole thing and she grabbed the whole thing, tried to put a handful of frosting in her mouth, then tried to cram the whole thing in her mouth...we would have taken more pictures, only I dropped the camera. We also let her have a little ice cream, but we did not let her eat the whole cupcake :)
Cards from family and friends in MN-
On Wednesday night after church, they had a little birthday party for Esther and one of the deacons. It was a lot of fun! Esther is one blessed girl!
People were so sweet and brought her presents :) She seemed pretty interested in watching as we opened them and even did a little clapping...
That's for me?!
Our family -
The end of the party -

4 comments:

April said...

Happy Birthday Esther!

You have such a beautiful family Naomi, thank you for sharing. :)

May Jesus bless you all!

Bruce and Linda Mitton said...

It was so good to see pics of y'all. Naomi, I don't know what Aaron looked like when he was small, but Esther sure looks like you. Your church has a big gym? Enjoy God today. Uncle Bruce

Carra - a bondservant of Jesus said...

Happy Birthday Esther. :) And I pray the Lord will grant you many many more...

Naomi, thank you for sharing. As my sister said, you do have a beautiful family. It's a blessing to the heart.
The Joy of the Lord shines through you all. And that is beautiful to me. I love the Lord Jesus so much.
Yours, Carra

Daniel and Rachel said...

Happy late Birthday Esther!!! I can't wait to see you all at Christmas!! :)