Blessings From Above

Blessings From Above

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Laylie's new "spot"

The last 3 days Laylie has really been enjoying this new “spot.” She will tilt her head back, put up her feet and rest for a few minutes. Sometimes she'll even take her snack to this fabulous comfortable seat she has found. Well, this so called “spot” is our dog, Gypsy's bed. We just might have to get Laylie her very own doggy bed.

Here she is in her new favorite bark-a-lounger…

You are so much fun Laylie!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Fall...

Laylie had her very first pumpkin patch adventure. My friend Melanee and her husband took Laylie and I to Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center. We stopped at Starbucks for Pumpkin Spice Lattes and headed up to Valley Center where it all took place. It was the perfect pumpkin patch day because it was cold and misty and it felt like Fall. There were no crowds so we were able to spend a lot of time roaming and just relaxing in the pumpkin fields.

Laylie really enjoyed herself where she was able to run around the candy store, look at all kinds of animals, run through the fields and even sit on a great big pile of pumpkins. She had fun pointing and saying "ball" to each pumpkin, and she tried to lift a few of them too, which they would not even budge cause they were just too heavy for her. She even gave a pumpkin a hug and a kiss which made everyone giggle.

What a fun experience and we definitely enjoyed the captured moments at Laylie's very first pumpkin patch visit.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Laylie's 1ST Birthday!!

Laylie turned 1 on October 9th and we had the most fabulous birthday party for her. Everything turned out perfect in every way and we just loved every moment about it. We had a picnic themed party where every guest brought their own picnic blanket and everything was decorated picnic style.

We truly are so blessed by all of our friends and family who came to share this special day with us. We celebrated the first year of our precious little peanut's life and everyone cheered us on for making it through our first year of being parents. We adore each and every one of the friends and family that celebrated with us.Little Laylie had such an awesome time and just enjoyed the whole party. I can’t believe our tiny little baby is now a 1 year old. What a magical and wonderful year it has been.

Here is our little Laylie bug ready to start the party in her adorable outfit. She was cute as can be from head to toe. Thanks to our sweet friend Calista for the special birthday tutu made by “Custom from Calista” ( it made her outfit just perfect.

The day was beautiful and sunny - just perfect for an outdoor picnic party. On the tables there were pictures from each month of Laylie’s life. Throughout the tables there were scattered little ladybugs and ants, great big picnic baskets filled with wonderful goodies, all sitting on decorative checkered tablecloths.
We had a “kid friendly” menu including peanut butter sandwiches, watermelon, grapes, fruit roll ups, animal cookies, gold fish, and a lot more munchies. Everyone seemed to love the lunch that was served.

For the day we had a bounce house for the kids and adults to have some fun jump time. All of the kids spent many hours jumping and playing. So much fun!!
We had a fun game of water balloon toss. Everyone did such an awesome job. Some made the toss a few feet, some made it incredibly far and some even got so wet… just like me :-)

Laylie had her very first cupcake and she enjoyed every bite. As we sang her “happy birthday” she smiled throughout the entire song and really enjoyed everyone signing to her. What a joy! She took a few minutes to figure out what a cupcake was; and after she knew how good it tasted, she went to town. Thank you, Jillian for making the most beautiful and wonderful picnic themed cupcakes ever. There were absolutely perfect and so delicious.

Laylie was so blessed by all of her wonderful gifts she received on her special day. She opened dollies, toys, books, clothes and even a new umbrella stroller. She is now playing with and enjoying each and every little gift that was generously given to her.

We had the most memorable and fantastic day. A few days after the party, Jason and I could not stop talking about how much fun and wonderful the day was, being surrounded by people we love, and enjoying every little detail.

We want to say, a special thank you to my sister Lisa ( who spent the whole day running around and capturing all the special moments. You are the best photographer and I admire you!

Laylie Joanelle, your papa and i love you with their whole hearts. You are our little shining star and we can’t even image life without you. We love every little square inch of you and we feel blessed to be your parents. May God bless you this year as you grow and mature, and may you follow Him throughout your days. We love you sweet Laylie J. – Mama

Dearest little Laylie, your Mommy and I are so incredibly blessed that God chose us to be your parents. Always know that we both love you with all of our hearts; always feel secure in the fact that you have parents that are deeply in love with each other; and always believe in the fact that God loves you so incredibly much that he gave up his only Son Jesus so that you could be filled with the Holy Spirit! We love you, sweet baby girl! - Papa

Thursday, October 7, 2010

What a Fun Disney Experience..

This past weekend as a family we traveled to the “Happiest Place on Earth” - Disneyland! We met Jason’s family at the Resort on Sunday morning and we all relaxed at the Disney hotel rooms, went into the very warm heated pool, and really had a grand time being at this wonderful hotel.

The rooms were just remodeled with the most amazing bed frame ever. The bed frame lit up with fireworks and played a magical song which made you feel like you could drift off to sleep anywhere and anytime. It was by far the best thing in the room.

That evening, the family all ate at the House of Blues restaurant and had a tasty dinner. We were able to sing happy birthday to Laylie and she got her first FREE dessert. She loved everyone singing to her and she dove right into that ice cream cookie after we gave her a wonderful birthday song. After every little bite she would say “mmmmm” really loud and dive her spoon back in for seconds and thirds. We all laughed and watched her enjoy that sweet treat. I can’t believe she will be 1 in just a few short days!

After we ate dinner together we headed up to our joined hotel rooms and watched the Disneyland fireworks from our hotel windows. We all laid in bed and had fun saying “ooohh aahhh” at the beautiful display in the sky.

We woke up the next morning bright and early to a misty and cold day but we headed out to Disneyland anyway because nothing was going to stop the White Family from having some fun. We had such a magical time where we rode lots of rides and even got to meet Tinker Bell! Laylie loved the rides and she would bounce up and down throughout the ride. I think her favorite ride was “It’s a Small World” because of the many dollies, colors, and music. It is funny how much more fun you have at Disneyland with your small one. I truly had more fun at Disneyland this time than any other time I have ever gone because I got to watch Laylie enjoy herself as well. I thought I would never say this but I think “It’s a Small World” was my favorite ride too this time. :-)

Our sleeping beauty by her castle..

Laylie had so much fun, that by the time we checked out of the hotel and put her in her car seat, she was sound asleep with her baby Dumbo that Mamoe and Grandad bought her.

We had such a terrific time all weekend being together as a family and enjoying the happiest place on earth. We made some memories we will never forget. What a fun 1st Disneyland experience for Laylie!