Monday, September 26, 2011

She's a big girl now!

 Sweet little Daphne turned the big 1 a week ago. She is officially a big girl now, walking and eating all grown up food. She is very proud of her four teeth. At 20 lbs. 4 oz., and somewhere around 30 inches tall she would look like quite the child if she only had some hair. As it is, she's still pretty bald and kind of looks like an infant when she's being held.
We had a little party with some ward friends on the 17th, her actual birthday. She was one spoiled (but adorable birthday girl.
She didn't quite get what to do with the cake. Luckily she had a friend to help her out.

 Then this past weekend we had a BUG themed party with her two buddies Luke and Max. You can read  Kim's cute post about it here. We made bug antennas for all the kids, did a pinata, a bug hunt and playdough. We had cute themed food. And I have to say, I am a big fan of splitting up the party prep three ways. I think I will spend the rest of Daphne's life looking for other kids with close birthdays to be her friends.

some of the party guests wearing their antenna and ready for the bug hunt.

All the birthday babies, with their matching bald heads. So cute!


 We love our little birthday girl so much. Happy birthday Daf!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Canal & kilts

 This weekend was Indy's Irish Fest. We're big fans. but before we went to the festival we took a little walk on the canal.  Daphne is usually content to enjoy our walks from the stroller, but this time she was determined to do all the walking herself.
 From her new vantage point she could much more easily check out the fish, pet the passing doggies and just be more cute in general.
 Then we headed to Irish Fest where we listened to Irish music and tried on some kilts,

 looked up our family Coat of Arms, won some silly prizes from a radio station, played robin hood,
 We watched a dog herding demonstration and petted some doggies,
 but then we had to head home early because those Irish with their drinking ways were a bad influence on our little girl. We didn't even get to see any Irish dancing this year. :(
Irish fest is definitely one of the things we'll miss about this city.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Working hard on labor day

After a fabulous breakfast at a fun breakfast place Bryce rented a ladder and spent the day putting up this ceiling fan. While he was doing that, I got to clean up what I am sure will be the first of many poop explosions in the crib. You know the kind...where every surface and every item in the crib (including the baby) are covered with a healthy smear of poop. Casualties included a pillow and two stuffed animals that couldn't be saved.

I'm so proud of my handy man husband. But I'm not pleased about the catastrophe that used to be the living room. I guess I'll spend the rest of the day cleaning up after my other mess-maker.

State Fair

At the state fair the highlight for us was watching the draft horse competition. Bryce has a thing for giant horses.
We also enjoyed:

helping Daphne pet some animals

Going on a couple of rides

And of course, seeing the giant cheese sculpture.

Last year, during my first visit to a state fair I was 8 months pregnant, and couldn't stomach the idea of trying crazy deep-fried fair food. This year at the fair I was 12 weeks pregnant and totally couldn't stomach fair food. Hopefully someday I'll go to a state fair when I'm not pregnant, or at least somewhere in the middle of a pregnancy so I can finally see what all the hype is about over deep-fried oreos and snickers bars!