i just had to post a few
hundred more of pictures from Gemmie's perfect birthday.
we began the morning by filling her crib full of balloons and she woke up shrieking in excitement. then JJ made waffles with strawberries and whipped cream!
then we let her open her gift from us. a pink piano! which is so cute but is also the most annoying thing in the entire world because she bangs on it all the livelong day.
when she woke up from her morning nap JJ was gone to work, but Nannie and Bear and my sister MM were all there to greet her with love and presents.
and wouldn't you know it--Bear found a blanket with a bear on it for Gemmaberry! he was very thrilled about it, as his cheesy grin indicates:
then we ventured downtown to be Seattle tourists for the day!
we rode the Great Wheel
it was sort of scary. and i got a stomach ache. BUT IT WAS MOSTLY FUN.
Gemster hates to be put in her stroller and cries until it starts moving.
Bear really wanted to take G on the merry-go-round. so he did.
and then he wished he didn't.
she cried and cried and cried the entire ride.
and then she cried some more.
and then we went and saw all the tall wooden sea folk.
and Nannie & Bear couldn't resist this face-in-hole opportunity.
we ate a seafeast and went for a walk to get cupcakes.
then we went home to get JJ and went out for pizza! which was delicious. then we went back home so Gemsie could enjoy her birthday cupcake, which she loved.
it was such a fun day--and all of a sudden the baby is a whole year old. how lucky we are.