It was a cold and windy day in November, when we got an awesome invitation from Mimi and Papa! They wanted to take their grand girls to the Sea Life Aquarium! Yes, please!! I was very interested to see how nice this aquarium was going to be, considering it is in a mall, yes a mall. They put a two story aquarium in the mall right down the street from our house. We decided to check it out.
It was beautiful. Now true, it is not Sea World or The Dallas World Aquarium, but was pretty awesome! Molly loved it! She loves the fish tank at the doctors office, so this was a dream!
They had a really cool walk through tunnel with water on all sides. Dylan and Molly weren't too sure what to think about walking on the water. A little scary for new walkers! There were fish, sharks, stingrays and even a sea turtle swimming all around us.
This is my favorite shot of Molly. She went straight up to the glass, threw her hands on it and kissed it!! She loved all the fishys!
Sitting in front of the fresh water exhibit! There were all kinds of activities for kids to do, ours were a little young for most of it but older kids would enjoy it all.
Molly and Dylan playing peek-a-boo on different sides of an aquarium. BOO!
They had a great area where you could touch and feel different sea creatures. Molly was too young for this, but she liked touching the starfish through the glass.
The tide pool! A wave would come through every few minutes and she would just smile and giggle! Not scared at all...where was that attitude when we were at the beach this summer?
Papa said you can't leave without a souvenir, so meet Fishy! Our newest friend going home with one happy little girl!
We prepared for Halloween by wearing our skeleton pjs every night! Spooky huh? Since Molly knows two animal sounds these days, "Moo" and "Woof, woof." I decided that one of them would be perfect for her Halloween costume. Here is our little moo cow Molly!
I was so surprised she actually kept the ears on all night!
Here is cousin Dylan in her strawberry costume! So sweet!
We went over to my parents house to show off our costumes and trick or treat! Too bad they were more excited about the goodies in Mimi and PaPa's pantry! Cowgirl Mommy with her little calf!
This past weekend we decided to brave the local pumpkin patch! The weather had cooled off and we hoped the crowds wouldn't be too bad. I dressed my little pumpkin in some of her "fall" clothes for the cool morning air. Too bad, by the time we got there it was pretty warm in the sunshine. She was a little hot, and very overwhelmed by all the goings on at the pumpkin patch. Here are some of the highlights! "Mom, why did you put me in this trough of pumpkins??"
Classic Molly face!!
She kept saying "ball" and pointing to the pumpkins.
"Daddy, you are so silly!"
This was the only pumpkin we came home with. The big ones were super expensive! Our Jack o Lantern will come from the Kroger pumpkin patch!
She hasn't let this little pumpkin out of her sight since we left the patch! It goes with her everywhere!
Here are some pictures of all the fun we had at Molly's first birthday! We were so lucky to have so many family and friends there to celebrate with us!! It was a wild party filled with nothing but fun!!
Happy Birthday to You!!!
"Wow, this cake is huge! I wonder what it tastes like"
And then the tears came, not a fan of her cake and everyone watching!!
Loving my new chair Mommy and Daddy got me!!
The little red wagon my MiMi and PawPaw gave me was a hit!! Everyone wanted to go for a ride!
PawPaw and Dylan hanging out!
Grandpa Kenny feeding me some cheese! Mmmm I love cheese and my Grandpa!
Hanging out with my buddy Joseph in my wagon, Daddy was chaperoning!!
I know that everyone says the first birthday should be really low key, the birthday girl won't remember it anyway right? Wrong! My way of thinking was a little different. This party was more for mama than for Molly, she can have whatever she wants for her parties from here on out, but I get the first! We went with a cookies and milk party with chocolate brown, hot pink, green and blue accents. Here is a wreath on the door to welcome guests and a sign in the entry way!
I made tissue paper pom poms to decorate the house and add those pops of color!
Her Happy Birthday banner hung above the dessert table!
Molly's smash cake and iced sugar cookies!
Even though we had lots of cookies, a birthday isn't the same without cupcakes!
Can't have cookies without milk!
Milk is so much more fun to drink out of little milk bottles and paper straws.
Cookie jars full of goodies!
Party favors were "make your own" bag of cookies to take home!
It was such a fun party to plan. I got tons of ideas online and ordered all the printables, like signs, cupcake toppers, banners and labels from an etsy shop called TomKat Studio! She does really cute stuff you can print yourself! Those things really pulled it all together!
Up next, the birthday girl and all her friends on her big day!