Saturday, July 11, 2009

Happy Birthday little Summy!

It all began last summer on a warm and sunny day.
Our family was excited to have a little girl come our way.
As autumn leaves began to fall her brothers doted still.
They hugged and kissed her day and night until they'd had their fill.

In winter her smile was so bright it could have melted snow.

Her sweet personality was already beginning to show.

By springtime she was on the move and babbling little sounds.

That tiny one we'd carried home was growing by leaps and bounds.

It's summer once again and so it's time to have some fun.
Our little SUMMER baby girl has finally turned ONE!

Has it really been a whole year? Yep, it sure has. Each one of my children has brought something special to our home. Summer is definitely the one to whom we are all drawn. She has such a peace about her and yet she is completely silly and keeps us all in laughter. I have loved watching the boys' love for her grow. Even Mike is more patient with her than he is with the boys. I love that she likes to fluff her tutu one minute and crawl around in the mud the next. She is very easy going yet knows what she wants and will do whatever it takes to get it. Usually "it" is one of her brothers' cars.
Tracy and Oakley were good at helping Summer open presents. Tracy was hilarious and he would hold up the clothes as if to model them.
Mike's parents gave her this cute little horse. She looks so big getting on and off of it all by herself.
Now, I realize I went a little overboard on the cake. I have had fun making batman, car, monster truck, tool and Transformer cakes etc., but I was really excited to do a girl cake. It didn't turn out quite how I had pictured it in my head but it was worth all the HOURS of painstaking effort. At one point Tracy and Everett were walking around saying, fondant is mommy's nemesis."
Make a wish! Tracy is unhappy because he wanted to be in the picture with her. It is actually hard to do much without him "protecting" her.
I love that she looks like she is blowing out the candle. Lucky shot.
Summy was all partied out!
Happy Birthday Summer! Thanks to all the friends and family who came to her shin dig. She is so blessed to be loved and surrounded by the greatest people. As am I. :)


Melinda said...

That cake is amazing! I can't believe she is one! Crazy how time flies.

Hayley said...

She is darling. I love the cake too! Wow, this year has flown by.
Happy Birthday Summer.

Amber Burt said...

Happy birthday to Summer, I can't believe she is one! What a cute cake-that is a lot of work! The funny thing is Bella got that little horse for her one year birthday from my in-laws as well.

Charity said...

love it!! and the song!

Alicia said...

You know that this means that mine is almost one. Freaky. You are adorable, Leesa... I love your creativity! And those kiddos of yours are perfect.

Suzie said...

Wow. You are quite the cake maker! I really need to learn that skill! I can't believe she's already a year old. Time flies.

Kristen said...

What Lees????! You are a crazy amazin' cake decorator. You are the new Ace of Cakes as far as I'm concerned! Happy 1st Birthday Summer! She is such a little doll!