I can't believe my little baby is 1! My, how the time flies by way too quickly. We had a "hoot" celebrating her first birthday party. There are a few reasons for this post: 1) for all of our family that was sick and couldn't make it (you caught our nasty bug a week after us!) 2) because I never print my pictures (I know, I'm a bad mama) and 3) to show that I have been busy and thus, my blogging absence.
I chose an owl theme that I had found from birthday express. It was just too cute! Inspired by much pinterest-ing (which leads to a lot of trouble, might I add!) and google-ing, I came up with these invitations. The actual invite was printed on white paper and glued to the top of the belly:
My mom made an adorable smash cake for her! I think it turned out fabulous:
And, I made cupcakes (inspired by this one):
The party...just waiting for the guests and guest of honor!
|Home-made pom-poms. Pretty easy to make, but very time consuming.|
|Birthday Girl's chair!|
|0-12 month picture banner.|
And, finally she arrives! It was a rough day. She didn't have a very long morning nap, which made that smile of her's disappear for awhile.
|Making the rounds with big brother by her side...|
|She went straight for the confetti on the table. How do they find these things so fast!|
Digging into the cake, the best part! There was no hesitation to dig right in. She went at it with both hands:
|One of my favorite pictures...pink frosting beard.|
|Major chocolate mess!|
Too quick to catch for picture with her hat on!
Opening up one of her gifts (from her aunt/uncle/cousins).
|I love her elbow dimple :)|
Catching up with a friend, Miss "G":
All in all, a very fun party. I'm sad to see this first year go by, but am very excited to see what the next year brings. I love seeing how her little personality is developing.
|Mama and her girl|
Next week I'll be posting our Easter activities. And then, we will be rowing The Carrot Seed! Hope everyone has a blessed Easter weekend.