Monday, January 26, 2009

Birthday Celebration!

"But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom"
-Taming of the Shrew Act II, Scene I








So Kate turns 1 on Thursday. Seriously?? Our little baby is 1??!! Sometimes I have a hard time believing I'm a mom (shouldn't I still be in high school?).
Anywho, yesterday we celebrated Kate's birthday with Dustin's family over at Grandma and Grandpa Muranaka. We did it a little early because Grandpa Muranaka is going to Germany on Friday and we wanted him to be there. We love seeing him with Kate!
At the party, Kate took a few steps for everyone to see. She took her first step this past Friday and has been getting better and better everyday at walking. I'm confused as to how I should be feeling. Happy, Sad, Excited, Scared? Oh well. What can I do. It has arrived. The Total Kate Takeover.
But I digress. Back to the birthday party. Kate had a good time opening her presents. And yes, that is a Victoria's Secret bag. Good times, Grandma. Good times :)Along with these presents she also got some books. One book had a side panel where you push buttons and can listen to different sounds. Yeah, she ripped it off within two minutes and then we had to glue it back on. Good thing Grandma had a hot glue gun.
Kate and Grandma. Two beauties.



Here's the birthday cake Dustin's mom made for everyone. Carrot Cake. Yum!





And here is Kate her cake to destroy. I decided to make an appesauce cake since she loves applesauce. The cake actually stayed intact for awhile. She wasn't that interested in making a mess. She just wanted to eat the frosting and little bits of cake. This is after Dustin helped her smash the cake a little. The she started to dig in.She had been putting her face in the cake, and soon was rubbing her nose to get the cake out!



No cake in the hair (surprisingly), but we still gave her a little bath in the kitchen sink because the rest of her body was covered! I wish I had a sink like this. Perfect size!




We love Kate so much and can't believe how lucky we are to have her as our daughter. We never thought we could laugh so hard and often as we do now that she's in our family. Every day is a new experience and we look forward to the many more years we have with our angel. Happy Birthday Kate! Mommy and Daddy love you more than you know!

13 comments:

Lindsey & Brett said...

I can't believe you have a little one year old! It's still so crazy that you're a mom. She's adorable though and with a grandma bringing gifts in Victoria's Secret bags, she'll be re-enacting your childhood in no time. :)

Sarah said...

Wow! Kate's 1 year old already? Dang, time flies.
Well... Happy Birthday, Kate!
And I loved the Victoria Secret wrapping for her present.
Made me laugh.

Kaydee said...

WOW I can not believe she is already one too!!! She is such a cutie I love all the cake pictures!! Happy Birthday Kate!!!

Dora said...

She is so dang cute! Happy Birthday Kate!

amya said...

How cute! I love the destroy the cake moments. And I enjoy giving presents in Victoria Secret's bags also. Kind of livens things up a bit. Especially for 1 year olds:)

Becky said...

Hey! I'm glad you found my blog so that I could find yours. Um... we should totally hang out sometime. I'm not too far away from you. Send me an email at beckystod at gmail dot com so we can plan something.

Anderson's said...

I can't believe Kate is one. It seems like you just barely had her. She is darling!

Kellie said...

Aww! Tell my adorable niece I said 'Happy Late Birthday!' Dang, she is just the cutest. I wish I could have been there to see her destroy her cake. Oh well, there will be plenty more birthdays. And by the way, how is your sink working out for ya? No more leaking I hope! Haha! Love you guys! xoxo

EJ said...

Oh my heck she is adorable!!! Wow, a year passes by extremely fast. I can hardly believe it!!! :D

Lindsay said...

Such a cute birthday girl!

Spencer and Tara said...

Happy belated first birthday to Kate! She's so beautiful.

The Wendler Family said...

Little Kate- Happy 1st Birthday!! Kim she's so cute! It is crazy how fast the first year just zooms by!

amya said...

Um, like you should totally add a post, I know you had an awesome weekend. And I always post on mine - like every day. Whatever.