Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: Alyssa Turns 1 Year Old Today, November 16, 2008

Alyssa Turns 1 Year Old Today, November 16, 2008

I turned 1 years old today!  Can you believe I've made it one whole year already?  This time last year, all I did was sleep, eat, and poop.  I've come along way in only a year.

I laughed for the first time at 3 months, and rolled over a couple of days later.  I crawled at 7 months, and took my first steps 2 days before turning 11 months.  I fed myself at 7 months and haven't stopped since.

I was born at 7 lbs 4.3 oz and 19 ¼ inches long. I am currently 20 lbs 8 oz and 28 inches tall.  Boy have I grown!  I have 9 teeth...

I've done so much in one year, I have no idea what I'm going to do the rest of my life.

I had two parties, one in Austin and one in Dallas.  The one yesterday had a bounce house that I was too little to play in.  My mommy and daddy took me in it after everyone left, but it scared me and I didn't like it.

My mommy turned our living room into a play pen.  There was a fort with a slide, a ball bin, and all my other toys.  Even though the other kids were mostly older, they all had fun with my toys.

My Grandma made me Butterfly cupcake cakes for everyone.  I don't know if they were good or not as I didn't eat any, but everyone else said they were really good.  My mommy tried and tried to get me to eat cake, but I'm watching my figure ever since I hit 20 pounds!  I don't need cake to put on more weight!

I got lots of new toys, most of them sing and talk.  I love to dance to music and that's what my mommy told everyone, so they all listened and made sure their toys made music so I could practice my dancing.  My mommy and daddy won't open them all so I don't make a complete mess and get overwhelmed, but I'll get a new one every few days.

My mommy and daddy have done a good job so far. I rate them way off the scale over a gazillion points!

Bounce House- $84
Popcorn Machine- $49
Pizza- $77
Watching Alyssa touch the icing on her cake and not eat a bite- $Priceless

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also got 1 year pictures taken at JCP on Friday. THose won't be ready for a few days, and I'll post them when I get them.  They turned out SOOO cute.

I hope everyone is as excited as I am to hear about Alyssa's second year of life and see what more things she can accomplish.

Comment balloon 25 commentsDonna Harris • November 16 2008 09:25AM

Comments

Happy Birthday Alyssa, I wish you many, many more Happy Birthdays.

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) almost 10 years ago

Great photos of Alyssa and her party.  Happy birthday Alyssa!   Kids are the high point of life.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 10 years ago

WOW!  Happy Birthday Alyssa!!

Posted by Renée Donohue, Las Vegas Real Estate Broker - www.urLVhome.com (Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate) almost 10 years ago

Happy Birthday to Alyssa.  She is a cute little girl!  I can't believe she didn't any of her cake!

Posted by Patricia Beck, Colorado Springs Realty (RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE) almost 10 years ago

Joseph, Thank you!

Jim, Thanks, and YES they are!  I can't imagine what life would have been without her this past year.

Renee, Thanks!

Patricia, Thank you, and I know!  Not my child if she doesn't eat cake!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

The first year is a huge accomplishment. And look how much she has grown and become. More to expect from her in her 2nd year.

My little Boomer didn't make a mess out of his birthday cake too. Mama is in the cake making business now because of him.

Looks like she had alot of fun, and alot of people who loves her come celebrate her 1st Birthday....

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.) almost 10 years ago

Loreena, Yes, she had tons of fun!  I don't know how people have kids so close together. If I had another one right now, I would miss out on so much that she does new everyday.  My girl has definitely got to learn to like cake!  Maybe next year it'll be all over her face.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALYSSA!  Donna, It's hard to believe it has been a year already.  I remember a year ago being an A|R newbie and reading your post written while you were in labor and thinking, "What kind of nut blogs while she's in labor?"  It seemed like something in a modern day I Love Lucy episode.  One year later, after reading many of your posts, I know that the nuts who blog while in labor are the nicest kind there are!

BTW, the pic of Alyssa with the hat on cracks me up!

Posted by Steve Shatsky almost 10 years ago

Happy Birthday Alyssa!  What a beautiful girl.  That birthday photo in front of your cake, sitting in your high chair, is one you will cherish forever.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 10 years ago

Steve, Yes, many people thought I was a nut for blogging while in labor, but labor can last a long time and the hospital put in wifi for a reason, right? LOL!  I don't know if you can tell, but if you look at the top of the hat, those are my mom's fingers just holding the hat on. She didn't like the strap across her chin.

Chris Ann, Thanks! And that's a great picture you've got with a much larger cake!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

Hi Donna, time flies!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALYSSA!!! Congratulations to Mommy and Daddy too...

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 10 years ago

Happy Birthday, Alyssa!  I think you have a great mommy who loves you very much...Thanks for sharing your day with us!  :)

Posted by Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate (St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors) almost 10 years ago

Gary, Thank you and yes it does!

Debi, Thank you and thanks for reading my autobiography!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

WoW! I love that castle! You guys look like you had a blast!

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) almost 10 years ago

Greg, YES, we had a blast!  And I didn't even see the castle until about an hour after everyone left. Don't get me started on that, but the bounce house people will be getting a call from me tomorrow.  People in this country need to learn ENGLISH!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

She is a real cutie Donna! Now I am craving a piece of birthday cake...

Posted by Sherry Scales, Realtor, for Austin, TX and surrounding areas (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) almost 10 years ago

She is soooo cute!! Wow, one year old... where does the time go?!?!?!? She really had a HUGE birthday bash! I bet she was tired after everyone left. Refund on the bounce house coming late.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Alyssa!!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 10 years ago

Sherry, Thanks!  And I have plenty of cake leftover if you're heading to Dallas!

Teresa, I have no idea where the time goes!  And yes, she had a 2 hour nap after everyone left. She did great!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

Donna  - She is absolutely gorgeous...  She's a really smart girl - she looks happy with her cake.

Posted by Debbie Summers (Charles Rutenberg Realty ) almost 10 years ago

Happy Birthday cutie, from RE/MAX friends in Utah!

 

Kim

RE/MAX EXCEL

Posted by RE/MAX EXCEL (RE/MAX EXCEL) almost 10 years ago

Debbie, Thank you, and yes, she's smart, maybe for her own good.  She had her 1 year appt this morning and the dr couldn't believe all the stuff she was up to.

Kim, Thanks!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

Donna it is hard to believe Alyssa is already a Big One year old. Looks like she had quite a day celebrating her Big One and now well on her way to the Big Two.

Posted by Carl Winters almost 10 years ago

C & C, Yeah, I can't believe an entire year has gone by either.  So amazing what she's learned in such a short time.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

Oh careful Donna! You might end up like me Jew understand? ;)

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) almost 10 years ago

Greg, Oh, snap!!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

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