{our little sunshine is ONE}

  We have been in party mode around the Dearmore home over the past week! Our little miss turned the big O-N-E on Friday. Hard to believe? Oh yes it is! 

Friday morning, Josh and I both woke up early as usual and couldn't wait for Ella to open her big blue eyes so we could go in and sing to her! 6:30AM, still no peep. 7:00AM, still no peep. 7:30AM, still no peep.....we just couldn't take it! By the way, Ella is usually always awake by 6 or 7 (as she goes to bed pretty early). So we finally snuck in her room and got her out of bed! We both looked at each other and couldn't believe we weren't holding "a baby" anymore, but a BIG ONE year old. Where oh where did the time go?!  We celebrated with pancakes for breakfast and Chick-fil-A for lunch (ice cream included)! Lets just say Ella has a sweet tooth like her momma!
Saturday, we had Ella's birthday party with family and a few friends! It was truly a day we'll always remember! Here are some (key word is some) of our favorite pictures from the day...from decorations, the cakes, family, fun and friends!

A fun day had by all indeed! Oh and I almost forgot to mention....guess who took her very FIRST (actually three in a row) step during her party?!? Good planning, Ella! Thanks to all our family and friends for making it so special! Off to play with all our new and exciting toys!

{a girls best friend}


Happy Saturday! 

{five friday favorites}

 Some favs from the week....

1. Favorite drink. They're back! The one and only Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. Now if it would only get a little cooler....Fall is in the air!  

2. Favorite new activity. I'm thrilled to be apart of MOPS this year! I've heard many wonderful things about this organization and can't wait to connect with other moms in the area!
3. Favorite Target purchase {yes, of the week}! Mara Mi stationary. Love the colors. Love the design.   
4. Favorite fall decor find on Pinterest. Hmm.....I think I can, I think I can.... I'm loving this wreath! I might have to give it a shot in the next couple of weeks....can you tell I'm dreaming of Fall?!
5. Simply my favorite! This picture was taken last weekend visiting with our sweet cousins! It was a fun day had by all! 
Happy almost weekend, my friends!

['tis the season]

  It's football season, baby!
I love this time of year, but my oh my, summer did sure fly by {once again}! Fall is such a fun time....I love me some pumpkin spice latte's, cooler weather {crossing my fingers on this one}, time with fam and friends cheering on our favorite teams, and on and on.... Let the season begin! Here are a few game day favorites {for the home, tummy, baby and mommy}! Wreck 'em Tech!
And of course....I couldn't forget my favorite 'lil red raider!
Here's to a new and exciting season!

{happy 11 months} a 'lil late

  Happy 11 months, baby girl! It almost doesn't seem right that you will be ONE years old so soon! What a fun, blessed and memorable 11 months it has been!
I know I say it every month, but your daddy and I fall more and more and more in love with you each and every day. You simply take our breath away! Your big blue eyes will melt anyones heart {maybe we're a little partial}, and your sweet little sounds brighten our day.
You are talking more each day...."mama" and "dada" are your favorites {and believe me, we're okay with that}! You have learned to sign "more" and especially love using that sign during meal/snack time! You are pulling up on everything, walking around the coffee table, couches, cabinets....you are everywhere, my dear! You love to open up every cabinet you can get into, love going into daddy's office to see what new and exciting things he has on the floor, and love sitting in your "Ella" chair and diving out of it face first. You have no fear! You have smashed your little fingers in drawers, pulled things on top of your head, hit your head on the back door looking for your puppy, Finley...and most of the times, you never make a peep {unless mommy and daddy react}!

You LOVE to dance {you really love you some Bob Marley}! You like to hum along to music when you're riding in the car. And you are one of the most observant little babies I have ever seen. You don't miss a thing! We love you angel girl!
Love, Mommy & Daddy