Saturday, September 15, 2012

Hurricane Themed Birthday

Evelyn's 1st Birthday happened to land on the same day that Hurricane Isaac hit Baton Rouge. Instead of party preparations we were doing hurricane preparations. We were blessed in the Baton Rouge area. We were not hit nearly as hard as areas around us. 

This past year has flown by! Evelyn has grown and changed so much. She is basically running everywhere now and has FINALLY cut some teeth. As of September 13th (2 weeks after her 1st Birthday) she has two bottom teeth! She is such a sweet and busy baby. She is too curious for her own good but we get by :)

At her 1 year check up she weighed 20 pounds 12 ounces and was 30 inches long. 

Here is how Evelyn spent her 1st Birthday:

Checking out the storm and looking for any damage

 Enjoying a birthday pancake before we lost power
 Tasting cows milk for the first time
 We spread out the birthday gifts to make the day more fun. Plus how much attention span does a 1 year old really have...just saying. This was a princess little people castle from Nana and Papa. Evelyn already opened her gifts from Grandma and Grandpa while we were in California. 

 After lunch Daddy gave Evelyn a E.L. Fudge Cookie as a treat

 Mommy and Daddy got Evelyn a baby doll and stroller. I was worried she wouldn't care too much for it, but I was wrong. She hugs the baby all the time and pushes her in the stroller. 

 Taking a break to check out the weather

The next series of pictures is Evelyn enjoying her cake. Sorry some are dark. We had lost power by that point and Evelyn doesn't always do well with flash.

 What a mess but we loved watching her!  
 The bath water after was nice and brown
 After cleaning Evelyn and the highchair up we sat outside for a bit to cool off

Guess you could say it wasn't the normal 1st Birthday most kids have


  1. YAYYYYY!! Happy 1st bday!!!! Glad you guys didn't get too hard by the storm, I was thinking about you guys. Love the baby doll and stroller. So adorable. Ps. Callen weighed 12 lbs at 3 months.

  2. Oh my goodness, thanks for catching that! I meant she weighed 20 lbs 12 ounces. I was trying to write the post with her crawling all over my lap. Thanks!!