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Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Lady Bug First Birthday for Our June Bug!

Yesterday was June 11, which means the June Bug is now ONE!!!

I can't believe that it was only a year ago that Junie was born!  Sometimes it seems like forever ago and that she's always been a part of our family; and other times it I just don't know where the time has gone!

Here's a look back at that day a year ago:

And she was "small" compared to Addie Jo - only 9lbs 10oz. ;)

Skeptical of each other
These hospital hats never fit our babies' heads!

I think this is the only day she's ever been quiet and still - day 1!

We took her home and things have never been the same since! 

We love, love, love, love, love her, as AJ says! 

For Junie's birthday party, we celebrated with a small family cookout and a lady bug theme! 
All decor was from the Dollar Tree or Walmart, except we splurged on a HUGE lady bug balloon from Marsh.
I made cupcakes that looked okay before I froze them, but they didn't really do well the day of the party (I bought a pre-made fondant from Michael's to make the bug bodies)…  oh well, maybe next time!
*The girls' dresses were found at a last minute stop at the Once Upon A Child clearance sale - we were so lucky to find them BOTH something with polka dots and lady bugs!

Gummy worms, too! 

Bug nets with balloon balls were the favors-

Mom made a watermelon lady bug! :)

And here are the pics from the day… BRACE YOURSELF FOR LOTS OF RED and an over abundance of pics because I can't help myself

It's her party and she'll cry if she wants to:

Who knows what conversation these two year olds were engaged in:

"I see you, mom."

I tried to get a pic of these two together all day, but to no avail -

Addie saying CHEESE.
Okay, okay, moving on...

Cake time - 

I'll take that, Dad.

Yum yum
Wrapper too!

Addie says that June's favorite color is purple and that her princess is Rapunzel, so Teagan was right on with this sweet card:

Mine, Zekie!

This is how you do it, guys!

Oh, hi.

Tummy flash

Afterwards, I tried to get more pics of the girls but just couldn't quite get a good one...
AJ trying to give Junie a kiss looks like she's pushing her down the hill ;) 

Got her! 

Happy First Birthday, dear June...
We love your "spirited" personality, "graceful" walk while carrying the toy broom (or anything with you while you walk), your dog and monkey sounds, your fearlessness and how you think you're sooooo big and cool, and definitely your snuggle bug moments.
We are so blessed to have you in our lives!


  1. OH I'm going to cry - these photos are just the best!! Wish I was there and cannot wait to play with the girls in July!

    1. Awe, thanks, Jan! I LOVE that you replied ;) The girls can't wait to see you too!
      Hope it's a great weekend with mom and dad and I'm so proud of you for all you're doing!


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