Saturday, December 06, 2008



Yes, little Penny turned 1 yesterday. Its really amazing how time has flown by and she's become this real spit-fire with an amazing personality. We sure have been blessed this last year to have had her in our lives and it seems like she's always been there. Grandma Hirt got her this flower sweater. Its the perfect sweater and she wore it all day (up until cake time that is!)
Here she is reaching for her Kitty. Dominic is so amazed by his little s ister. He came in to kiss her this morning and hugged her and whispered Happy Birthday Penny while she was still asleep. He's such an amazing big brother to her. On a side note, he got her a stuffed animal horse because she LOVES horsies. However, she got another horse from her Aunt (well 2nd cousin really or something like that) Michele and she much prefers the one from her. Dominic's feelings are kinda hurt that she pushes away the brown horse he got her so I told him we would put hairties in its hair and embroider some flowers if it or something and see if that adds enough sparkle for Penny. So thats what we're going to do today.
Hugging her Kitty "meow"
The alligator cake. Isn't it hideous? I didn't order an alligator cake but the Safeway man mis-understood what I implied when I pointed to the alligator cake on the shelf and said we want a cupcake cake with that many cupcakes but JUST (meaning not an alligator) white on top and festive birthday colors that says Happy First Birthday Penny. Wow...he musta thought we came straight outa Alabama (j/k Sam). When I went to pick it up he opened it to show me and I said "Oh, is it an alligator?" He looked in and said "Oh woops, we forgot to put the feet on, hold on a second" and proceeded to put feet on the alligator while I waited then brought it back and said "there, now its fixed" Wow...thanks Mr. It was too funny to tell him it was all wrong and cause a scene. Perhaps we've started a new tradition? The big huge green eyeballs were just a bit too much for me..........

Happy First Birthday Penny, we hope you like Alligators for the rest of your life.



Daintily eating.



So she started in and made the biggest mess I've ever seen made with birthday cake. She acted like she was taking a bath and she rubbed her hands together and said "bubbles!" and then washed her hair with it. She LOVED it.




Doesn't this one just say it all? She had so much fun making a mess. Dominic said he wanted to do that with his next birthday cake too.








Our big 1 year old! Megan is amazing and bought this outfit and embellished it. It really is the cutest thing ever. Thanks so much Megan.......Penny is the hip-est girl around now!



She loves her new baby.


baby baby baby




Both my boys today have said over and over how much fun they had last night. We sure love being a family! I wonder what spirit was with us that night.......there's a huge orb on Penny's bottom j/k


And here is her horsie that she loves......




There were lots of hugs for Penny. We are so blessed to have so many great people in our lives. Thanks for reading! Dominic's card to her that he made said "I love you Penny Poo Poo's, Happy Birthday" We really do love our Penny Poo Poos



Here's one more for the road. Seriously hideous.....






13 comments:

momhirt said...

so cute! i have never seen a kid wear her cake quite like penny! what a celebration! i love her.

momhirt said...

ps. i think the alligator cake is great. it is really cool.

LeMira said...

Have you ever seen cakewrecks.blogspot.com? That cake is a classic one for that site! And I love Penny's curls! She's so cute.

kim said...

I can't believe she is one already, so cute!

Nicole Barona said...

First birthdays are the best! She made a great mess!! :) The alligator cupcake cake wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be from your description.

Jenny said...

She is so sweet. I love the little outfit with her name on it and her curls. It is cute how Dominic tells her that he loves her and cares about her. You can see that he means it from all the pictures you have posted over the last year. What a great big brother.

SoCalHirts said...

She is CUTE!

Jon

Eva said...

I've tried to leave a comment 3 times already... your blog hates me. I lOVE this post, that Penny is too cute. aligators rule.

Esther said...

So cute! Happy first birthday Penny! I love those cake pictures, that is the most I've ever seen a one year old get into their cake!

The Wiseman Life said...

That was such a cute post. I loved the cake bath. That was addorable. Looks like you had a great day and that is so cute how much Dominic loves little Penny!

Johnson Family said...

Love it! She really knows how to "dive" into a good thing (cake!) We miss seeing you guys. Looks like you're doing well, all that counts:)

Carolyn said...

Katie, she is such a cutie. Love the curly hair. So much fun. Happy late Birthday!

The Highland Hill's said...

that looks like it was a great tasting cake...looks like penny enjoyed it...

your family is just growing up...wow...its good to see you guys are doing well...

Happy New Year!