Friday, April 23, 2010

Put the Lime in the Coconut

Mary trying lime for the first time.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happy Birthday MARY!!!

Mary is ONE! We had a little birthday party for our big girl this weekend. I think she loved it! Just kidding, she had no idea what was going on. :) My parents came in town from FL for the weekend and we had a great time together! Danny's family also came in town for the party. It was great to have everyone there to celebrate! Here is Mary with her favorite Pierce cousin, Ryan. Don't they look like twins?!?... except that Mary looks slightly Asian and Ryan looks entirely Irish.

Mary was excited about something! And you can finally see her big, white and very spred apart top two teeth. We love them... but I'm sure in a few years she'll be very glad that her Papa is a dentist!

She cared a lot about the birthday song... can you tell?

She did, however, enjoy the cake.

Mary's favorite things are her shadow on the ground, her pacifier, and fake laughing with us.... none of which could have been the theme for her party. So, we did flowers because it's almost spring in Boston! Yeah! A special thanks to my good friend, Beth, for doing our cake and decorating our flower brownies... and for setting the whole thing up to make it look cute. That is not my gifting so I was very thankful for her! :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

she's ONE!

my little baby girl turned one today. i can't believe it! we're going to do a little recap of her life (i mean, she has had a pretty full one thus far!) soon. but, for now i will leave you with some pictures to document her biggest birthday event today. meghan, our good friend and mom of one of mary's best friends, took us to get a cupcake to celebrate mary. what you are about to see is actually all that she had of the cupcake.... but we are going to give her real cake at her little birthday party this weekend. we're crazy, i know! :)

mary and lily picking out the cupcake... mary was actually practicing walking, as you can see from her very concentrated face.

i love the faces that mary is making... she's obviously very excited about her treat. unfortunately, i too am overly excited and have cheesey mom face. oh well, i was excited!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Just In Case You Didn't Believe Us...

For those scoring at home, Mary took her first steps back on March 30. But, since she is her father's daughter, Mary has pretty much refused to do anything on camera. In fact, she refuses to walk at all when prompted, preferring to do so when she feels like it. Yeah, that's my girl.

Anyway, tonight was a big night because I finally got Mary to walk while on camera. As a bonus, at the beginning she even debuts her "Hula Hoop Dance" to the outside world, something she's entertained us with for a couple weeks now.

As cliche as it is, it's hard to believe our little baby girl is about to celebrate her first birthday! Before her birthday on April 15, I'll throw up a couple "Mary Vault" posts to look back on her first year.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


we were in florida last week and mary loved being outside!  it was her first time to sit on the grass and try to eat the interesting items all around her... she loved it.  don't worry, i did my best to stop her.  boston has been a bit too cold for her to be outside like that, but it was warm today and we look forward to more!

Friday, April 2, 2010

She's walking...

Actually, she has taken steps three times... but once it was six consecutive steps.  We were pretty excited.  You can tell that she contemplates each step before continuing... and gets very proud of herself with each one.  Cute!  I don't think she'll be running around any time soon, but it's fun to see her learn.