This blog shares the happenings of Chris, Lacey and Reese O'Donnell. We didn't used to have that much to say about ourselves which is why posts were few and far between, but now we have a little person that will give us a lot to talk about. The blog will also feature Lacey's Random Finds - event planning, paper love, pretty crafty things, etc.


Happy Birthday!

The big moment!

The Cake

Everyone who knows me, knows that I stressed (ok, STRESSED) over Reese's 1st birthday cake. For some reason, I felt strongly that I needed to make it myself but I don't bake, at all. And decorating? That is a whole other story. I even practiced baked a few times since I was so nervous. However, despite all the stressing, I LOVE how it turned out.

A huge thanks to Anais for helping me into the wee hours the night before the party, and to Kand for cutting it on the big day. :)

Reese LOVED it too (who's surprised?)

Reese's Birthday Party

We had so much fun at Reese's 1st birthday party!! It was a bumble bee theme and Lacey had a wonderful time planning it and putting the pieces together. We were so happy to have so many fun friends and family there to celebrate - including both sets of grandparents.

We welcomed guests with balloons and a fun balloon wreath on the front door.

Downstairs we decorated the wall with pictures from each month showing how she grew. We also decorated with a fun banner, bee fabric on the tables, and decorations throughout.

One of Lacey's former bridal clients now has a cookie business and made these darling (and delicious) cookies as favors for the party. We also found cute bee bath puppets and gave those away with some bubble bath.


Reese started going to Gymboree and LOVES it! At first we bought a Groupon good for 4 classes and then we won a contest at Celebrate Fairfax for 4 more (we also won a brand new wagon that day in a separate drawing. We should have played the lotto!) Chris came with this day, so we were able to get some fun pictures. We both decided she loves it so much that we signed her up once our free classes ended. It is really fun and we have noticed a big difference in her motor skills - she crawls, climbs and moves more. Oh, and....it wears her out and we get a good afternoon nap!

See - told you she loves it!

Reese - 11 Months

Reese turned 11 months old in October. Here are some things about her this month:

* She hates socks and shoes, even though it is starting to get cold out. The minute we get them on, she starts pulling them off. We can't even get off our street without totally disrobing.

* She is getting more teeth and now has two top and two bottom front teeth. 

* She loves her Daddy and lights up whenever she sees him.

* She loves playing with her buddies from the mom's group. We go out to lunch, playdates at friends houses, and other activities. It is a lot of fun for Reese (and her Mama).

* We cannot believe she will be 1 next month!