Monday, May 14, 2012

Mary Ann's Birthday

TURNED 1 !!!

Her birthday party was a Hippo theme.....

This was the first theme I saw for Mary Ann's birthday, and I thought it was to cute. It just reminded me of Mary Ann. I looked at several other themes and then shared them all with the family. We took a poll and it was unanimous for the Hippo theme...they too thought this hippo and theme said "Mary Ann".

Daddy carrying Mary Ann into the party....

She wasn't sure what to think of her siblings singing Happy Birthday to her and all the decorations.....

She enjoyed the balloons most of all....

Daddy walked her around to take in all the decorations, which made her babble, squeal, and point.

Mary Ann had her own little birthday cake for digging her little pudgy hands into.

Dinner Menu: for the family

Barbecued Chicken
Homemade Buns
(gluten free)
Roasted Potatoes
Tossed Salad

Mary Ann's Dinner Menu:
Homemade Bun
Sweet Potatoes

Presents & Dessert

Mary Ann's cake was not our normal birthday cake, because we are still trying to eat healthy. In January our family had a total lifestyle change with our eating, we are still eating this way and making changes as we go. We all feel so much better, we continue to see a difference in our bodies along with our health. So, Miss Mary Ann's cake was made with soy flour, making it gluten free. Now the icing....well, it was made with powdered sugar, not healthy at all!

These thumbprint cookies were completely sugar free, and they were delicious!

The birthday girl with her Daddy and Mama. could she be 1 already?!?


Baby hands, PRICELESS!

This was Mary Ann's first taste of 'real' sugar, she wasn't really sold on it. She nibbled on it, but never did dig in. In fact after this picture was taken we took the cake away, she didn't even care.

Mary Ann may not have liked the cake and icing to much, but she gobbled up the homemade chocolate ice cream....made with honey. She is wearing a little chocolate on her face, yum

This was a celebration to remember! We are so thrilled that the Lord blessed our family with Mary Ann. She brings us such joy with her silly gestures that are accompanied by her contagious smile. We look forward to watching her grow, I pray we as a family teach her the ways of the Lord.....

"You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. Deuteronomy 6:7


Kulla Klan said...

Very cute! I would love to get your GF bun recipe.

Cinnamon said...

I love it. The hippo. The pink everywhere. The great healthy foods. The thought that goes into each birthday is wonderful.

Happy Birthday Mary Ann. You are sooo loved!


Emily, wife of Jeremy said...

What a great birthday. What a beautiful family you have and what a blessed Mama you are.

I do hope recipes and instructions are to follow all these healthy foods you have tempted us with . : )

Nicole said...

Sooooooo precious...I LOVE LOVE LOVE the hippo theme, it is too adorable! The colors are so nice too, and OF COURSE your decorating and attention to detail for the party is like NO other!

Looks like a wonderful celebration of Mary Ann. God has blessed your family for sure!

Anonymous said...

Adorable. I love her big pink hair bow. What a cute party theme. I can't believe she is one already too.


Amy said...

Happy 1st Birthday Mary Anne!!!!