Sunday, January 24, 2010

Birthday Girl!

Happy Birthday to Carrie yesterday!! January 23, 2009 at 1:07pm we welcomed Carrie Elizabeth into our family.

Where did our itsy-bitsy baby go?!?!

Coming home from the hospital at one day old.

Jump ahead one year, and tah-dah!!! - Teddy Bear Birthday Cake! Because she is often called "Care-Bear", and my little sister actually calls her just "Bear", I decided to make a teddy bear cake. I'm extremely pleased with myself! The paws and ears are cupcakes and the head I baked in a small metal mixing bowl so the circle would be smaller than the 8" round cake pan I used for the tummy.

After singing and blowing out the candle, Carrie got to dive into the head. It took about 10 minutes for her to want to do anything to it, but she finally started grabbing fingerfulls of frosting and licking it.

Total damage done by Carrie. So much for "diving in".

Present time! Of course, her favorite part was pulling the tissue paper out of the bags and playing with that.

Although she did seem to enjoy the "quiet book" pretty well. All in all, she got a couple of outfits, 2 puzzles, a few small toys (most of which were bought to stay at Grandma's house) and her quiet book, which was AMAZING to have in sacrament meeting today! It's all made of cloth, but there are plenty of interesting things to play with; beads, hide-a-flaps, zippers, buttons etc. so it's very entertaining without making any noise!

Aside from the actual birthday party, the day was pretty rough. Around 10 in the morning, I had set Carrie in front of a playhouse Disney cartoon while I was doing dishes or something. A minute later, she somehow rolled/fell into the leg of the coffee table and gave herself a nice line bruise on her forehead. Later in the afternoon we were already at my parents house and Justin was holding Carrie in the family room. She wiggled and pushed her legs against Justin sooo fast that she totally jumped/fell out of his arms and landed on her shoulder and head.

We were trying to console her and make sure she was ok, (it was a nasty fall; at least she landed on carpet). After about 30 seconds, she started to throw up! It was awful! My mom looked up falling/throwing up online and it said it's actually very common for kids to throw up once right after a hard hit to the head. Mostly because of whole body shock in the moment. Basically it said she didn't need to go to the doctor unless she kept throwing up, or didn't act like herself after the fall.

After a few minutes of sitting on my lap sniffling, she was back on her feet, running around playing. She acted completely normal the rest of the night and didn't show ANY signs of a concussion. Lucky us.

Later that evening, she took another couple hits; one by pulling a desk drawer out into her cheek and another slipping and landing with her face on the bottom step of the stairs. Hopefully this birthday will not have scarred her for life. Better luck next year.


Brooke said...

Happy Birthday poor bruised up girl! I can't believe she's already a year old and we've only seen her once! Show her a picture or two of our family would ya, so she won't think her aunt and uncle are completely absent in her life. And why don't you go ahead and buy a new house so then you can start saving money to come visit us! Priority number two I'm sure!

Stephanie said...

Yeah!!! Happy Birthday Carrie!!! I thought it was funny how you called Marissa your "little sister"!! lol So fun!!! and it only gets better from here!

Brittney said...

Wow, that is a traumatic day. She is so cute though and her hair is getting so long. What a sweet little thing she is!! Good job with the cake.

Alysha Smith said...

That cake came out great!!

The Crebs Family said...

Happy 1st Birthday! How fun. I was looking at pictures of Ava as a baby yesterday and thinking the same thing. Why do they have to grow up so fast? Each stage is so fun though.

Laura Cook said...

The cake looked great!! :D

Jenn said...

Hey, at least she keeps getting back up and trying again! Happy belated birthday, Carrie!