penny and zack had a wonderful thanksgiving week, with a very special visit from "grandpa abba-dabba", as he's now affectionately called by them. turkey day was spent at nonnie and grampy's with aunt pat, beth, conrad, matt, & uncle john. then, on saturday, we had a small gathering of family and friends from ct over to officially celebrate the big O-N-E.
zack show's grandpa abba dabba a photo of mom and him in the hospital
getting ready for the party: penny and zack work together to stock the waters
penny's cake (egg, soy and nut-free!)
time for the big girl to blow out her candle!
the men discuss the cake: was it great or just "not terrible"?
penny sure enjoyed her first week being 1 year old. she enjoyed her first-ever cupcake, got a special doll (which she calls "dolly" that dad picked out and bought for her --too cute) and even showed some of her all-too-common stunts for the camera.
as penny approaches her first birthday this week, she's been testing the waters with all sorts of dangerous stunts. most of them involve standing on something completely unstable (a toy truck, a rocking horse, an old chair) and bouncing up and down.
today, zack made about a hundred calls on his play phone. Each time, of course, he called meme. This call turned out to be cute because, not wanting to be outdone, penny says "meme" from behind the scenes...which i didn't realize until zack reported "penny says meme."