Showing posts from June, 2012


This is Jenica 3 years ago, at only 9 months old! Yes, she had enough hair to french braid before she was even 1!

At that age, I would braid her hair while she laid on the floor drinking her morning bottle. When she outgrew the bottle, she also outgrew the ability to stay still while I did fun hairstyles like this. Then, for the next couple of years, she just hated having anything done with her hair. But, she's finally getting old enough now that she thinks it's fun to let mommy try new hair styles on her - and thanks to Pinterest, I have lots of ideas! Here is what we did this morning:

Do you have an idea you think I should try on her hair? Send me a link! I'm loving trying new things and maybe if I get good at doing her hair, I can try some on my own hair too!

Happy Birthday Tenley

We celebrated Tenley's first birthday last weekend with cake, lots and lots of cake... and she loved every bit of it!

Friday was family picture day. My amazing friend Kim came up from Salem to take some fun family pictures of us at our house.

During the session, Tenley got a hold of a handful of her birthday cake that Jessica had dropped off that morning. Fortunately, it was out of the back of the cake so it still photographed nicely for her cake smash session on Saturday.

Then Sunday was party day! By now, she was a seasoned cake eater and knew just what to do to please the crowd!

To go along with the birthday cake, my friend Kelly and I made some oh so delicious cake pops. It was my first time making them, and I couldn't have done it without her help, but they turned out delicious and were really fun to make. Jenica even got to come help out!

Thanks to everyone who helped celebrate our baby's first and make it a special day for our special girl!

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