Her actual birthday fell on a Wednesday. We were pretty low key that day. We did go to CFA for a celebratory lunch. Then that night I made a big home made meal (that she of course ate every bite of). That night her daddy and big brother brought her home some flowers and a baby doll. We hope to make this a yearly tradition. She was so proud of her little dolly, and I dried one of the roses to keep for a bouquet.
We celebrated her birthday party the following Saturday. I learned my lesson from C's first birthday and kept things easy. I made huge paper flowers out of tissue paper and poster board, hand painted some watercolor donuts for garland, bought a bunch of fresh flowers from Kroger, and Josh went out a bought donuts early that morning. Threw it all together and VIOLA! Super easy but so beautiful!
I made her birthday cake the night before. I totally used a box mix and then threw some fresh flowers on it. I honestly had no idea what I was doing, but I loved how it turned out. You can't mess up pretty flowers.
I found a print called "The Guide To Flower Donuts". That was the inspiration behind the whole party. I couldn't afford the print so I made one myself. Loved how it turned out and now a cute little print for her room or baby box.
Opening presents. We are so thankful to all the friends and family that came and spoiled her rotten!
Girlfriend tore up her cake. Like, she was devoted.
After everyone left, family stayed to help us load in some new mid century bedroom furniture I found cheap on Craigslist and my mom took the kiddos for a walk.
She had the best little party and was just so smitten with everything. I'm so thankful for her a million times over. I still can't believe she's one.... now, if I could only get my act together and get her one year photos done. I might be delaying because I just don't want to accept that she's one.