Friday, September 14, 2012

1: Kate's Rainbow-Themed Party

Last year my friend had a rainbow themed birthday party for her daughter.
I loved the idea so much that I knew that that was what I wanted to do for Kate's 1st birthday.
So here you have it...
The rainbow image is from Google images; I then added the text on Photoshop.
This cake was a labor of love!!
With some help from Chris we created this masterpiece together.
It was NO easy feat; there was a lot of cutting involved and leftover pieces.
Some of the leftover pieces became this little masterpiece...
 A miniature rainbow cake for Kate; with a slight lean to it. :)
 A tray full of fruit.
Need I point out the obvious? ;)
 When Madelin turned 1...she DOVE into her cake and "demolished" it!!
When Anders turned 1...he was bit timid at first and then took charge of his cake!
Well, Kate was a little less of a cake destroyer...there was no destroying at all, just picking here and there!
 Little miss and her crumb covered face! :)
 Kater with one of her presents.
 I, of course, had to make tissue paper pompoms that are all the rage right now.
They were so easy and quite addicting to make.
Here are some more pompoms.
I created the "one" with cardboard and painted it with craft paint.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

1: Kate's BIRTHday

This little lady is a busy little thing and quite feisty!
She LOVES to climb, dance, adores her family, eat fruit and not much else, give love, and get up in her brother's space (which drives him up the wall).
She's not too fond of sleep, her car seat or car rides and Anders pulling on her!!  
We started the day out with a trip to the Farmer's Market...a Hansen favorite.
 Kate swam with her brother and sister and the neighbor girl.
Not quite sure what is going on with Anders... 

Sister "helping" sister open presents.
Now this is more like it!
Anders and Madelin in the background opening the presents while Kate is throwing a fit amidst the chaos.
Welcome to opening presents!!!
Kater Bug timidly eating her "Husker" (first football game of the season) cupcake.

 She loves that frosting and sprinkles!
Happy 1st Birthday to our baby! :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Last Four Months of Kate's First Year

Do you remember this post just a few short months ago?
Here is a follow-up to the last 8 months...
9 months

10 months

11 months

And wouldn't you know at 12 months she would be sitting oh-so-nicely for her big sis!!
Girlfriend is quite the little mover!
Remember these from when she was born?? I swear that JUST happened yesterday. :)