Clover is now Two!

Clover is now Two!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

So Great To See Everyone!

Thank you to everyone that came out to wish Clover a happy birthday! We had a great time and it was everything we had hope it to be.  We are so thankful my mom was here to help with the food and decorating.  Her lemonade was incredible and so was her potato salad!  Clover was also very happy to see everyone.  We have lots of pictures to sort through and I will be posting a few this week.  We will also make sure everyone gets copies of the pictures.  For those who couldn't make it, we missed you and hope to see you soon.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Birthday Party Details

Clover's first birthday is coming up in just a few days and we are so excited about her party next Saturday.  By chance we have rain, we can still have all the activities in the barn.


Gullion Farms is a beautiful, relaxing farm.  It is also a real working farm.  The farm is located off of Hwy 67 not too far from Brewer High School. Here are links to the directions from each area to the farm:

From Decatur:
From Huntsville:
From Birmingham:
From Guntersville:
From Montgomery:
From Rogersville:
From Atlanta:

Time:  12pm-3pm

The party starts at noon and we will have lunch out at that time.  All the activities are planned from 12pm-2pm.  I plan on having cake at 1:30pm.  Please do not feel you need to stay until 3pm.  Normally they have parties that last 2 hours, but I have requested an extra hour so we do not have to be rushed and would have plenty of time to visit with each other.


I am planning on having sliced turkey from Apple Lane Farms, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, fresh fruit and vegetables and bread.  We will also have some PB&J sandwiches.  Please let me know if you have any special needs for lunch.


Though the farm party activities are geared for children, it will be fun for all ages.  There will be a roping station, egg gathering, fishing, petting zoo (goats, chickens, bunnies, piglets, goats, sheep),  and pony rides. You do not need to bring any supplies like fishing poles. 


We will have a local photogragher, Halley Winton,  for the entire party.  She will be snapping candid photos and we will have the rights to all photos.  We will make sure everyone gets all the best shots.  This will be a great time for everyone to be in the photos and also some group shots.  You are also welcome to take as many pictures as you like.

Birthday Cake

I will be making Clover a special cake for her to dig into for her first taste.  It will be a healthy cake and I will make extra for anyone else that would prefer that to the traditional cake.  We will also have a traditional cake.

Miscellaneous Info

There will be picnic tables outside and there will also be a nice area inside the barn for sitting, eating and visiting.  There is also an indoor bathroom in the barn.  Please dress how ever you will feel most comfortable. You may want to wear closed toe shoes (not flip flops or sandals).

Please let me know if you need any more information or if I can provide any special needs you have. 

If you have not, please remember to RSVP as soon as you can so I will make sure we have plenty of food and drinks.  I am looking forward to meeting many of you for the first time, as well as excited about Clover seeing all of her family.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Showing her age

Clover will be one in less than 2 weeks.  She has really taken off with words and walking by holding on to things. She is playing with toys differently than she did before and she has such a great sense of humor. 

I have lots of words to add to her list. Today she said, "Sean", "Angel", "Ace".  She is still working on MeMe, PaPa, Grandma, and Grandpa.  However, she knows who they all are and is trying very hard to say the names correctly.  She is also saying "thank you", "water", and "Rachel".  Last weekend, when Johnny got her, she saw him before I did and she exclaimed, "Daddy's here!".  She is signing more too.  Today she learned the sign for "cup".  She signed it and then did the sign for "drink" which is cup, but then you act out drinking from it.  Then she said, "ah" if she just drank and was satisfied.  She amazes me every day and we are so proud of her. 

She has been not feeling as great as normal because she has started cutting her teeth.  She has one coming in on the bottom and it is very sharp.  She has been running a little temperature here and there, but is still happy.  She shows more and more affection and loves to cuddle when she is tired. 

I start a new job on Monday and have been feeling really awful about not being able to be with Clover all of the time.  I bet it will be harder for me than it is for her.  I'm looking in to daycares now, but grandma will take good care of Clover until we find one for her.  I know she needs the interaction with other kids for her development.  The great thing is that I will be able to be off work in the early afternoon most days and will get to spend some good time with her before she heads to bed.

We have been extremely busy this month and its going to get busier.  Clover's big day is going to be great.  My next post will be up in the next couple of days with details for Clover's party.  I wanted to wait until everyone that reads her blog has gotten the invitation in the mail before posting about it.  It will be a very fun and special time and we are so happy to share it with family and friends.