Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Kate's Big Disney Day

On Monday we lost a baby... and gained a toddler. That's right, our precious little Kate turned one. Unbelievable, I know! And we could not think of a better place to celebrate that first birthday than with a first visit to DISNEYLAND!! Kate's first birthday and first Disneyland visit on the same day. Can't get any better than that. We had a great time riding rides and walking around the park, checking out Minnie's house (definitely a favorite) and eating churros. It made for a perfect day. After we soaked up all the Disneyland fun we could, we headed home for presents and delicious cake and ice cream with Mammo, Poppo, and Great-Grandma Lillenberg, and Grandma and Grandpa Darby via Skype. Here are some pictures of Kate's big day. (Apologies for not knowing how to make those cute photo collage things. You're just going to have to risk getting carpal tunnel and scroll down to view our many bday photos)

Starting off the day with some Mickey Mouse pancakes

Best Mouse ear photo we could get.
She would only keep it on for .3 seconds.

And yes if you look close you will see a very cute little purple cast on Kate's right arm. First cast before first birthday :(

Can't you just feel the Disney excitement?!

Strolling down Main Street with Daddy

Happy Disney family

Just in case we forgot how old she was turning

Another great strategy of getting the sword out of the stone- eat it!

Kate literally watched the Minnie's dishwasher run for a solid 10 minutes. Favorite part of the day.

I just love walking into Disneyland and being greeted by Mickey's floral face. And NO I am not pregnant, even though this picture may suggest otherwise.

Time for PRESENTS!! However, Mommy was much more into it than Kate. We had to bribe Kate to open her presents.

Mommy worked long and hard on this cake that would only take moments to destroy.

"Happy Birthday too you..."

Delicious! Kate loved her first taste of cake. And going...



We can't speak for Kate, but Ryan and I had a BLAST celebrating our big girl's first birthday. It has definitely been the best year of our lives. We are so grateful for our sweet Kate. She brings smiles and happiness to our life every day. We love you Kate!!!


Kristen said...

Happy Birthday Kate! What happened between Easter and her birthday that resulted in a purple (great color choice) cast?

Malerie said...

Oh my goodness. These pictures are the BEST! And wow on the cake! I can't believe you made that yourself. Happy Birthday, Sweet Kate. you are an adorable girl.

Kaylene said...

Wow! How did that happen? She's getting even cuter by the day. Happy birthday, Miss Kate!

Emilee said...

Happy Birthday Kate! Such a cutie!

Maren said...

I would say I cannot believe you made that cake. But then again, you are Sarah. I almost can't believe even SARAH made that cake. amazing. And lucky for you it looks like Kate loves Disneyland as much as her mommy.

Scott and Megan said...

So cute!! You can NEVER have too many pictures of that cute girl! It was fun bumping into you that day, hurray for Disney!

hi, i'm brooke! said...

She is so totally adorable!! Looks like a great first birthday!

Jared and Cherie said...

Happy Birthday Kate! I love the cake, Sarah, you did a great job! I'm so not talented in that area. Maybe some day... She just keeps getting cuter and along with the other commenters (if that's a word) I'd like to hear how she got that cute purple cast. :)

Nelson said...

what a fun day! great job on the cake too! i am impressed!

Pitcherpost said...

kate is the tiniest cutest little thing! What a way to celebrate her first birthday!

Designing Woman said...

Well, these Kate pics are adorable.

Thanks for mentioning something about your shirt in the pic, because I was thinking "Sarah is NOT big, the wind must have caught that shirt :)"

Also, that cake is IMPRESSIVE to say the least. I can't believe you attempted that, I would not have been so brave. But you made it look like it was no thang.

Meleah said...

So fun! What a big girl!