Tuesday, March 11, 2008

You've had a birthday shout HOORAY!

Scarlet is now officially a one year old. Who knew the infamous 'one year old tantrums' start almost immediately?! I won't lie when I say her first birthday was pretty pathetic. Though their importance is very overrated, it's still the duty of every first parent to make a big deal of it because it's the first chance you get to celebrate one very life changing day.


I kept trying to remind Scarlet all day long that it was her birthday but it didn't elicit much reaction. But we went shopping that morning and bought her some presents (some new books and a set of magnetic blocks). I also let her wander around Toys R Us for a good half an hour and she got a kick out of that. She is at the perfect age to do that because all she really wants to do is push all the electronic buttons on all the toys. But she isn't old enough yet to realize that she could in theory take the toys home with her should her mom be generous enough. So she plays until she is bored and we walk out tear-free. These really are the good days.


Our friends Dale and Mindy Warren moved into our apartment that afternoon so we helped them move in a few boxes. Actually Jon helped them while I kept Scarlet from tearing too much of their stuff apart. Then afterwards we ate out with them at the Hash House - Twisted Farm Food. It's a seriously crazy restaurant with the largest serving sizes you have ever seen. The Carruths met us there as well and we were quite the one year old birthday party crowd. At least Jane (the Warren's 6 month old daughter) was there to bring down the median crowd age.


The cutest part about the evening is they brought out Scarlet a watermelon slice with a candle! It was dang good watermelon too...


It was really late when we got home so Scarlet got to enjoy her birthday cake the next day. I think she really liked it though.
Oh and I have to pay tribute to a HUGE victory last weekend. For those of you who haven't heard (or didn't care to know in the first place) the Moses Lake Drill Team went to Nationals in California and place FIRST in kick and hip hop and SECOND in military!!!!! For those not in the dance world, that is huge. They were against like 30 teams in each category and they just killed. The video is already online if you're interested. It's at http://www.varsity.com/vwired/08usa_spirit_dancedrill.asp. You can see their military under large military and the other two routines under exhibition. CONGRATS MOLAHIETTES!!!!

8 comments:

Samantha & Tyrel Ross said...

Fun!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCARLET!! Birthdays are fun and good job and not going ALL OUT, but still making it special!! Of course don't tell her she didn't get her cake on her birthday she'll hold it against you when she's older!! JK! Cooper got his a couple days later!! Hope things are going well and hope we can plan a trip to see you guys soon!!

Katie said...

Happy Birthday to her! Such adorable pictures. That's fun about the drill team. I don't think I ever realized how good Moses Lake drill was, until I watched the drill team perform at the high school where I teach. I was so excited for it...and then, wanted to shield my eyes from the disaster that followed on the gym floor. So sad!

Samantha said...

Yay happy birthday to Scarlet! How much fun. I just can't stop thinking about when you would come over and we were both super pregnant wondering how it was going to all turn out. How much fun! My kids are still not 100%, otherwise I would have you guys come over!

Myca said...

Yea! Happy birthday Scarlet! Hey I went and watched the routines...they were so stinkin cute! Oh how I miss that. I am glad you guys are doing good. Oh by the way who are the captains and lt. on the drillteam anyway?

Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday Scarlett! Cute pics! Isn't it crazy how fast the time goes by and how much they change the first year.

Tiffany Fackrell said...

Happy Birthday Scarlet!! So glad you posted the link to the Drill Team videos!! Loved them! I miss it! And that is great news!! Did we expect anything less though...come on they are the MOLAHIETTES!!!

Stephanie Kay Moore said...

You're back online, awesome! Hapopy birthday to that little princess. She's so adorable!

Courtney said...

OMG - I just saw your comment on my blog and was like, who the heck is Kacey Nielsen! The new last name threw me (and I know it's not recent, but I'm forgetful). Anyway, so glad you said hi. You have an adorable family. You guys look great. I'm going to put your link on my blog so I can keep in touch.