12.13.2012

Preslee's Birthday. 11-29-12

Preslee's 1st birthday was so fun! We had been anticipating the day and it was actually not as sad as I thought it was going to be. The night before, I thought about all the events that had happened the night I went in to labor. It was hard to think about how excited Matt and I were about the arrival of our sweet baby but it was a day to celebrate and try not to be sad so thats what we did! 

Chick-fil-a is a favorite of Preslee's but the nearest one to us now is in Hot Springs (30 min away) but our family loaded up and made the trip for the birthday girl! We got her a little smash cake, ate chicken and played until she could barely keep her eyes open! It was a perfect party! I know that Matt was celebrating with us in Heaven but it sure was hard not having him there. I made sure to video and take lots of pictures just like he would have done. :) 

 I think she knew it was her special day! The workers gave her a balloon and sang her a song! It was so sweet to watch her get excited about all the attention! 
My parents along with Lisa, Aunt KK & Danny, Brandon and Sydney all were there with us! 
 She went right in for the good stuff! 

 I love these pics so much! She wanted to share some sweetness with her momma! :)

 Then we all went in and played! This was her first time to actually climb up and slide down so I went with her first then she made the rest of the crew take a turn! Thankfully we had the place to ourselves. We had so much fun watching her play! 
 It was a little claustrophobic inside that small thing but anything for the birthday girl! :) 
 LiLi took a turn sliding!
 Aunt KK had to go up too!
Preslee is the reason I smile each day and I will be forever grateful for her! 



Next up... Preslee's Princess party! 

35 comments:

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday to your little girl!

Lauren said...

These pictures made my day!! Good to see all those smiles!!

Sarah said...

So, so sweet! Love the momma and me pictures! I'm glad you are celebrating your adorable girl. Still praying for you.

emily said...

Happy belated birthday Preslee!!

Lauren said...

What a special day to celebrate a special girl!!! :) XOXO

Samantha said...

Happy Birthday to Preslee! I am sure it was hard, but I am glad you made it special and fun for her :)

Joeylee said...

Happy 1st birthday to your sweet girl. Presley and my daughter Keira share the same birthday

Nancy said...

She is such a beauty just like her Mommy & Grandmothers!! Hugs to you & prayers going up daily!

Katherine Grant said...

Happy birthday Miss Preslee! I'm so happy you were able to enjoy this special day. We're still thinking of you and praying for you often.

Andrea @ Life in Dawleywood said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl, I'm so glad y'all were able to have a great day! The picture of her kissing you with cake on her face is precious!

Ashleigh Nichole said...

Happy Birthday sweet precious girl! I am glad you all was able to enjoy it :)I am sure that Matt loved seeing it from up above & I am sure he would be so proud of you for holding it together :)

Alyssa said...

Thank you for sharing her special day!

Becky said...

Looks like you had a fun day! You will never forget your old memories, but you will make new ones! I got my grand daughter an outfit like Preslee's for her birthday but when it came, the bottoms looked like they would fit a 3 month old and Jenavieve turned 3 years old!

The Nelson Happenings said...

Looks like you all had a fabulous time ! She is the cutest little 1 year old ;) glad to see you smiling !

Dear Addilyn said...

Girl I wish I could fit in that tunnel thing! You go cute little momma!

Pam Falcinelli said...

Love the smiles. Glad you all had a great time.

Jamie said...

Love the pictures! I know you will cherish these pictures! Matt was looking down smiling! :)

Tara G. said...

So proud of you- and you look radiant! Keep enjoying each moment!!!

Cory said...

So good to see that you are both doing well...

Jennifer said...

It's good to know you were able to celebrate with joy! I still think about y'all every day and pray for you!

Miranda said...

Happy Birthday to your precious girl! :) I LOVE looking at picture of her ... she makes me think of my daughter SO MUCH. My daughter is 14 months old, and her and Little Miss P look a little bit alike :) Such a sweet girl!

I'm glad she had a great party!!!

Toni :O) said...

Yay for First Birthdays!!! Happy Birthday Princess! You both look so sweet. Still thinking of you and praying for you both.

glenda said...

Happy Birthday Miss P and may peace and comfort surround the two of you and your families during the holiday season.

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

Such adorable pictures! I'm so glad the day went better than you expected. I was praying for you, as I know many were! And I know what you mean about that place being claustrophobic...it's always fun when I have to go retrieve Manny. :)

Melody said...

Julee, I sent you am email about a week ago to the email listed on your blog. I think I used the subject, thinking of you. Is that email still good?

Tammie said...

Julee, This is so cute and I am so happy for you both that you could smile at such a hard time. I love the pictures of her sharing her sweetness with you, so adorable and is always good to share with her Momma. Thanks for sharing. Happy Birthday Miss Preslee:)

Claire said...

Such cute pictures - I'm glad it was a nice day. I love the cake pictures! Thinking of you both.

Laura Komp said...

Happy Birthday to your little girl! How precious!

Phyllis said...

Love the pics...she's such a doll!
Happy Birthday Preslee!

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She is so precious. I'm so glad she had a good birthday!

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