Sunday, July 31, 2011

Jolie's First Birthday

Jolie turned One on July 17th. We had a Whoo's Turning One party for her. It was soooo much fun. I wish I could take credit for how cute it turned out but I can't. It was mostly Aunt Chandra! She is amazingly gifted with her ideas and creativity. As for me, I just put a few of them together. She and Justin did the majority of the work. Now for the cake, that was done by Aunt Jill! She did a great job as well. Below are a few pictures of the big day. I can't believe she is already one. It has been a great and fast year!

Justin and Chandra had this staked outside their fence. Justin cut it out, Chandra did the painting.
We had a couple of pools for the kids. July is a hot time for an outside party but it turned out great. Jolie loves to swim!
Mark and Justin built the cupcake stand, and YES............Mark even decorated the cupcakes.
Jolie loved the cake. We found out right before her birthday that Jolie is allergic to Milk and Eggs. So the cake had to be special. Mark's mom found a recipe and it tasted great!
The family picture.

Monday, May 9, 2011

April at the Janssen House

Jolie is continuing to grow like crazy. February and March were long due to Jolie being sick. She is doing much better now and actually slept through the night two nights in a row. We are praying this continues. She is now almost 10 months old. Her first word was Momma right after my birthday. She now says momma and dadda often. Sometimes just one or the other. She has been close to crawling for a while but yesterday May 8th she officially got it figured out. She can get around without getting frustrating. Everyday is getting more fun. She loves to laugh and is very joyful. Very vocal and believe it or not, very social. She loves other children and loves to yell at them as we walk through target.

She loves to sit in the driver's seat!

Her first easter egg hunt.

Aunt Jill got Jolie and Ellie matching dresses for Spring. We love pink!
Our first Easter Sunday as a family.
Yes, she does have her own play blackberry and it is one of her favorite toys. I have no idea where she gets it from!
We got the chance to go meet Chris, Mindy, Daisy and the Goff's in Florida. This is Daisy and Jolie in their swimsuits ready to go to the pool. Our fair skinned children. Lots of sunscreen needed.

Jolie on the beach. Her favorite thing to do was to eat sand. Yes, we even found it in her diaper a couple of days later. She loved the beach and the water.
I could not get this rotated and wanted to go ahead and post the blog. Typical Leslie fashion. Our family in Florida.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Time Flies when you are having fun!

It has been a crazy couple of months with the holidays, work and just life. We are enjoying it very much. I love being a mom. Jolie is growing fast and is so much fun. Her little personality comes out more every day! Here are a few pics to catch up. She is now 6 months old.

Jolie got to experience her first snow in January. It is the largest snow I have had since I have lived here too. It was 5 1/2 inches. Jolie was 5 1/2 months too. We even took her sledding in a little sled Aunt Jill got her. So much fun!

We are very excited about the Packers going to the Super Bowl! Daddy's favorite Team! Jolie does not look like it here though.
Her first New Year! She did not stay up until midnight but I am pretty sure she was up shortly after.
This was Christmas with Great Grandma Garrison. They are good buddies!
Jolie's first Christmas was so much fun. This is a picture of her with her Mimi (my mom) and Great Grandmother all in red!