Goodbye "Infant" we have a "Toddler" on our hands!

Today is a bittersweet day in the Lee Household. It is the last day Landyn will be an “infant”. Tomorrow our sweet baby girl will be ONE year old. This past year has been one of tremendous joy and fulfillment. Nothing could ever come close to the feeling that comes with being a “Mommy”. I thank God everyday for blessing us with a healthy, beautiful, smart, and sweet baby girl. Landyn has brought so much joy into our lives. I never knew a love like this. I look forward to showing my sweet girl the world and protecting her from it along the way. Look out, we have a toddler on our hands!

Ideas?

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I am in need of your ideas today my dear readers. I am in the middle of planning Landyn’s first birthday party, (well I started planning months ago) and I have every last detail down but for the life of me can’t decide what food to serve. I’ve even got the desserts down! Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Do I serve sub sandwiches and side salads or do I hire someone to cater it? Do I need to compliment the cupcake theme somehow? I am over thinking this I realize! HELP!
Sincerely,
One confused momma

"You’re Going To Miss This"

One little “factoid” about me…I have a heart for country music…I LOVE all things country which means Landyn gets to dance her little heart out to momma’s music ALL THE TIME (yes she learned how to “dance”). Some how the lyrics always hit close to home. Well I heard Trace Adkins “You’re Going To Miss This” over the weekend and it spoke my feelings exactly. As my “baby” approaches her first birthday, I can’t seem to figure out where the time has gone. You see, being a new mommy, you find that EVERYONE likes to stop you and give you there two cents worth of advice. The nosy neighbor, the grocery store checker, the lady walking her dog at the park, the Starbucks barista…(you get my drift). Chris and I have a running joke because the #1 thing people advise us on, is “to enjoy it because it goes SO fast”! As I reflect on this past year with my sweet baby girl, I wouldn’t know anything more to be true. There is no pause or rewind button in the game of life. Even the hardest days, I never wish them away.
MY little love bug

Trace Adkins “You’re Going To Miss This”
She was staring out that window, of that SUV
Complaining, saying I can’t wait to turn 18
She said I’ll make my own money, and I’ll make my own rules
Mamma put the car in park out there in front of the school
Then she kissed her head and said I was just like you

You’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss this

Before she knows it she’s a brand new bride
In a one-bedroom apartment, and her daddy stops by
He tells her It’s a nice place
She says It’ll do for now
Starts talking about babies and buying a house
Daddy shakes his head and says Baby just slow down

‘Cause You’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss this

Five years later there’s a plumber workin’ on the water heater
Dog’s barkin’, phone’s ringin’
One kid’s cryin’, one kid’s screamin’
She keeps apologizin’
He says they don’t bother me
I’ve got 2 babies of my own
One’s 36, one’s 23
Huh, it’s hard to believe

But you’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna miss this
Yeah, you’re gonna miss this

You are invited!

I present to you the invite for “our little cupcake’s” 1st birthday party. I can not wait to share with you all the little details and events of her big day. A big thank you to TomKat Studio for designing this fun template. We are using their “cupcake” collection for the party.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend!