S: Alayna's First Year!
BC: What an amazing first year Little Laynie. The time has gone fast, but I have LOVED every minute! mommy
FC: The First Year! | A | L | A | Y | N | A | LO VE | Ready - Set - GROW...
1: When they placed you in our arms, you slipped forever into our hearts. | Welcome to the world our precious, Alayna Nicole
2: Happy Birthday! | Love at first sight | Alayna Nicole Bruner Born September 16, 2009 6 lbs, 2 oz and 18 inches long | Minutes Old
3: You were finally here - our "Peanut"! After nine long months of waiting, your arrival was the best and most exciting day of our lives! There aren't words to express the way we felt when we met you... you were the most beautiful baby we had ever seen and it was evident that our hearts and our lives were forever changed, for we were in love the moment we laid eyes on you. | Daddy's little girl | Mommy's sweetheart
4: Brand New Baby
5: You sure surprised Mommy and Daddy by arriving at home after a short one hour of labor. Via ambulance, we traveled to the hospital to be checked out by Connie Johnson, CNM. To no surprise you were perfect!
6: One proud papa! | Daddy holding his beautiful girl | Your first bath
7: So very loved, from the very start
8: God's smallest new star
9: simply | beauty | bathing
11: All bundled up and ready to go home!
12: Time for Cuddles | And then there were four... | Ten tiny fingers, ten teeny toes, and the cutest little button nose!
13: Everyone enjoys holding a sleeping baby. You are too beautiful for words! | Precious baby girl
14: First month | Your First Month | September - October 2009 | A wee bit of heaven drifted down from above, a handful of happiness, a heart full of love.
15: We brought you home - the most precious gift we've ever given ourselves - you! Our first month together was one of discovery as we got to know each other. You soon fit right into our lives as though you always existed, rendering life without you unimaginable. Waking up to you each day made every morning feel like Christmas morning... we were giddy at the thought that we actually got to keep you!
16: One loved little GIRL
18: Your Second Month | First Halloween - October 31, 2009 | October- November 2009 | Mommy's little flower
19: We made our way into our second month with ease. There was still a lot to learn but life with our Alayna was natural. We witnessed the first of your beautiful smiles this month and watched you continue to grow and develop at what seemed like super speed. You were perfect as ever! | One of Daddy's favorite pictures! | Little love bug | Little love bug
20: Just layin' around taking in all your surroundings | There's nothing better than your cute face! | Your purple Bumbo chair helped you sit early
21: You have such a sweet, happy personality | Mommies "half pint" is ready to celebrate Peyton's farm 3rd birthday | Movie time with Big Sister
24: What a face!
25: Trying out your highchair - you were all SMILES.
26: Merry Christmas December 2009
27: Santa Baby
28: You are our sunshine, our only sunshine, You make us happy every day. You'll never know dear, how much we love you, So please don't take our sunshine away. | Missouri State Fair | August 2010
29: We started our day at the Charolais show, a family tradition from Mommy's childhood days. After visiting the various buildings, Children's Barnyard and Midway Carnival rides we decided it was time for Daddy's favorite lunch; a State Fair Corndog. Alayna, you were such a trooper but clearly ready for NAP.
30: Little sweetie | Oh how you | So happy... | ...so cute! | love the outdoors!
33: "Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
34: You enjoy life to the fullest and are always wearing a SMILE!
35: Alayna's World | Enjoying a caterpillar ride with Peyton
36: Giggles, ribbons and bows, she is adorable from head to toe!
37: Among the world's most treasured gifts, Among its most precious pearls, God smiles upon the earth, And gives us little girls!
38: Cute as a BUG!
40: Godparents: Susan & Dave Krouse | Baptism Feb 14, 2010 | With loving hands, He formed you. With open arms, He welcomes you. With everlasting love, He will keep you Our Savior Lutheran Church, Sedalia, MO
42: Little Angel | Mommy & Daddy's
43: You are so smart and possess such a bright spirit - we are continually impressed and amazed by our sweet, beautiful girl each and every day!
44: March 2010 | Happy 1/2 Birthday
45: This is it - the half year mark! It's unbelievable how fast our time with you has gone and it has been nothing short of amazing watching you grow and blossom these past 6 months. You are incredibly smart, beautiful, loving and funny! Our sweet Alayna.
46: Naked | Cutie | Your love to HAM it up anytime! We couldn't resist giggling as you climbed in and out of the cubby. Hard to resist that beautiful SMILE!
47: Eating | Time! | This was your very first time trying rice cereal. We were so excited to feed it to you but you weren't too sure what to think about it!
48: U-R-2 Cute! | RIDING | BIG BIRD | Sun Kissed Beauty
50: Locked & Loaded | Every morning I get you ready for Daddy to take you to MeMe's house for daycare. Today you were so bright-eyed and full of life I felt compelled to snap a couple shots.
51: Showing OFF | You have learned to push up and are working on rolling from front to back. What a happy girl you are!
52: Big girl, ready for poolside fun!
53: Waiting for the wagon ride to the POOL
54: Happy Easter | April 2010 | We made a wish... and you came true!
55: Easter bunny soft and white, Hopping quickly out of sight. Thank you for the eggs you bring, At Easter time to welcome spring. Yellow eggs and blue and red In the grass and flower bed, We will hunt them everywhere Is it really you who put them there?
56: I just love those first few toothy grins you are always giving!
57: I was barely able to get this new toy out of my vehicle, before you were ready to climb inside and go for a ride. You immediately took hold of the steering wheel and were soon honking the horn. By far my best consignment purchase yet! | Hot Rodin in your Pink Car
58: is for bath time! | You love your bath time - it's one of our favorite times of the day! You've become such a big girl, trying to sit up and the addition of bath toys makes it a whole new fun experience!
61: Easter Fun | I BUNNIES! | Easter Basket from MeMe and Papa
64: Happy First Birthday
65: simply | is FUN!! | Being ONE
66: Playing in the bag is more fun than the presents | Alayna on a jungle safari | "Reading" your card from Uncle Tracy & Aunt Lori | Your First Birthday Cake | Blew out the candle, sang me a song, Now What? | ...mmm, yummy! | Happy | First
67: Look Whoo Turned ONE | Alayna & Aunt Lori share their birthday - September 16th | Eating a fist full of cake | Enjoying time with Great Grandma | Smashing your cake | Presents from Mommy, Daddy & Peyton | Birthday
68: Fun Times Outside
70: Easter dresses, Spring time weather, Yummy cake, SMILES, baskets full of goodies from the Easter Bunny - what a wonderful time of year | Easter
72: Daddy & Alayna | "Certainly there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. " Alayna, you are one lucky little girl to have such a devoted daddy. He was smitten with you from day 1 and will forever be one of your biggest fans!
74: I love this baby named Alayna, | She is so beautiful, yes she is!
76: She will fill our lives with sunshine | and our hearts with love.