Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Melody's 1st Birthday!

DH and I are still in shock that she is 1 years old today. Didn't I just have her yesterday?

We are throwing her a birthday party this Saturday. My sister will be arriving from Boston tonight, so we will have 2 days to prepare for the party. We finalized the menu yesterday through emails and phone calls. She ordered the party decorations online and it should be arriving today. Thank goodness for her help. I admit that I am a bundle of nerves right now. There will plenty of baking and cooking to do, so I am glad to have some help.

Plus, she has her 12 month doctor's appointment tomorrow morning which I am not looking forward to. She has to have her blood drawn and I doubt that she will like it at all. DH keeps reassuring me that it will be fine and that they know what they are doing. Normally, she hates going to the doctor's and can be quite the handful when she starts crying, so this is going to be worse.
I posted this picture a long time ago. It was taken when she was almost 2 months old. I hardly recognize her in that photo.Look at her now! I thought it would be cute to recreate the picture so we can all see how much she has grown.I love her enthusiasm.My sister got her this Cow Rocker, named Buttercup, for Christmas. She hasn't shown much interest in rocking yet, but I am sure she will like it as she gets older. Whenever I put her on Buttercup, she likes to slide off one side. I was petting Buttercup and saying Buttercup's name. To my surprise, she started saying, "Butt!" over and over again and started to pet it's back like I was doing.Hmmm...I need to be more careful about what I say in front of her from now on.

41 comments:

Julie said...

Many Happy Returns of the day Miss Melody!

The doctor's office is just no fun until those immunizations really taper off. We had much screaming and thrashing about for quite some time. It didn't help that Daniel had to have allergy shots starting at 18 months. Hopefully they'll be mercifully quick at your appointment tomorrow.

I'm sure the birthday celebrations will be amazing and can't wait to hear about them.

Rebekah said...

Happy Birthday Melody!!

It seems like just yesterday you were pregnant and knitting tons of cute sweaters for her. I can't believe she's already 1!

Love the pictures with her and the rocker and that's so cute that she's saying butt instead of buttercup :)

Good luck with the party and the drs appt.

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday Melody!!

I cannot believe she is one. She has grown into SUCH a cutie pie! I love that she's saying butt.

sUsAn said...

Happy 1st birthday!!!! She is a beautiful little girl!!! Have a wonderful celebration!

Agnes said...

Oh oh oh oh oh ... I love that rocker! If there is no photo comparison, it's hard to recall how much she has grown! Hooray to photos!

Ulla V. said...

Congratulations on your little Melody's very first birthday! I hope she had a funny day and that the party you are throwing her will be wonderful. It sure sounds nice :0)

I always get surprised about how much babies grow over their year - and that goes for your daughter too! She looks so sweet and pretty in the pictures :0)

rohanknitter said...

Happy Birhday to Melody! The time really does fly~ and her cow rocker is adorable!
Good luck at the dr, that's never fun at her age.

c.Rachel said...

Happy 1st birthday Melody!
I love the name Buttercup.
And I adore the 2 photos of Melody with her stuffed animals. It should be an annual thing.

Have a wonderful birthday celebration!

Elaina said...

Happy Birthday Melody! My how time flies! We're celebrating Evie's 1st birthday this Saturday too!

Love that cow rocker! Evie got a zebra riding jumpy thing, and she doesn't show too much interest in it either....although I think I like your cow rocker more!

Good luck at the doctors. I know how that is like! =)

littlebirdbigcity said...

She just gets cuter by the day! Happy birthday Melody. And good luck with the cake, I'm sure it will be adorable!

Knitterella said...

I can't believe she is one already! I was quite surprised to see this.

Happy Birthday Melody!!! Your cuter than ever!

and I'm sure you'll like cake :)

Micki said...

Happy birthday, Miss Melody! One year older, one year cuter.

LaBean said...

Happy Birthday Melody! My how time flies. Peace and Blessings to you.

Isn't it the best feeling in the world when they start to understand you more?

Rima said...

Oh! She is so cute! Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!!! One year. Man, the year flew by.

LadyTr0uble said...

Happy 1st Birthday to Miss Adorable Melody`~!@!*

Does she know the route to the doctor's and throw a fit en route yet? My goddaughter started doing that around Melody's age.

bj said...

Happy 1ST Birthday Melody!!!!! Hope you enjoy your cake and your big party :)

Chickengirl said...

OMG...that cow rocker is totally awesome. Go sis!

*karen said...

Happy birthday Melody! One year old already, huh? I have a feeling you are going to LOVE cake.

turvid said...

Too cute!

Happy Birthday!

flanthrower said...

Happy Birthday Melody! (I can't believe she's one either!) She keeps on getting cuter.

Jackie said...

Happy birthday to Melody and to you too, Melody's mummy !!

I will always says Thank You to my mum on my birthday, so does Jayne.

P.S. No change in Melody looks from the 2 photos.

caitlyn said...

Happy birthday to Melody! It's hard to believe that an entire year has passed already. She's grown so much (and is cuter every day)!
I hope the appointment went well. And I love the rocking cow!

Jennie said...

Happy Birthday Melody!!!
She's grown so much.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Melody!!

Where did the year go? It kinda scares me...

Vicki Knitorious said...

Great photos! Thank you so much for sharing your precious bundle with us!! Happy 1st Birthday!!!

CynCyn said...

Awww... happy belated b-day melody!! even though she's grown so much, one thing hasn't changed... she's ADORABLE!

Sam said...

Congratulations! She's a beauty that's for sure. I love the Buttercup story. LOL!

Jelly Wares said...

Happy birthday to your gorgeous little Melody!!! Good luck at the doctors and all the best with the party preperations... Can't wait to see some pics of all the delicious food that you and your sister whip up..

Jodie :)

Jeanne said...

Happy Birthday! I hope she enjoys her first birthday party!

bettyninja said...

Happy B Day to little one! I did get your block- I just haven't taken a newer photo (this photo is older) with all the blocks in it yet. I will take a new photo soon!

Corrie said...

happy birthday dear sweet melody!

oh how we've loved watching you grow..you are soooo cute!

hope you get some cake!

Corrie:)

Kirsten said...

Happy Birthday cutie!!

schrodinger said...

It's amazing how quickly time goes isn't it? Happy birthday Melody! She is still beautiful and such a cutie pie. Buttercup is gonna be a big hit when she's a little bigger :)

hetty said...

Happy Birthday Melody!

Muddling Through said...

Wow! It is almost unbelievable that it's been a whole year since Melody made her grand entrance into the world. And how we've enjoyed watching her adventures since them. I LOVE that cow rocker, too! Happy Birthday Melody!!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Happy Birthday to her. She's the most darling baby. You are very blessed.

Kirsten said...

Happy Birthday to Melody (a few days late). I hope the party was a huge success and that you didn't have to work too hard, looking forward to hearing about it.

Alissia said...

Happy belated birthday to Melody! How did she do with the blood test? The nurses had a really really hard time finding Elenoa's veing so she had about 3 people in there and ended up with bruising anyway. Not a fun time. Hopefully Melody got through it better off.

Octopus Knits said...

Happy Birthday, Melody! (and Happy New Year to all of you!)

The restaged photo is a great way to show her growth. I love the rocking cow :)

hyeknitter said...

Happy Birthday Melody! She's grown so much.

randi said...

Happy birthday to your little miss! She is a cutie pie!

Time passes too quickly with kids. It seems that you go to bed one night and the next day you wake up and they are grown. yikes!