Today has been a whirlwind of pictures, cake, happy birthday to yous, toys and family. The party was a success and I am beat. Here are some pictures from the big day.
I made this sign for the front door. You know, in case the guests (AKA our family) forgot what they were doing at our house.
The birthday banner I made with scrap book paper, scalloped scissors and ribbon.
Cake from the yummiest bakery in town.
Tissue paper poms hung delicately over the gift table. (She had gifts overflowing onto the floor. Before this photo was taken, obviously).
There was chili with all the fixins, veggies with dip, meat and cheese, chips and dip, cider and cake. (I wrapped the sour cream container in pretty scrap book paper. Details people, details).
And there were balloons. We had a big cluster of pink and green balloons with a single red one to pay homage to Beatrice's love of Goodnight Moon. (Goodnight light and the red balloon).
The birthday girl loved her party. JD and I started decorating last night and she pointed and squealed at the banner and poms. The balloons were almost too much for her to handle.
Welcome to my party!
Having the party at the house was the best idea ever. We weren't rushed or stressed trying to remember things and we stayed pretty relaxed. Our family enjoyed the food and it was kind of nice celebrating her first year with the same people that were huddled into that hospital room one short year ago.
Did I mention there were presents?
And there was an outfit change before the cake was served. But I just realized that I never got a picture of it so here's a picture of her bloomers instead.
No one loves cake more than Beatrice. Except for maybe me. Check out my crazed expression. I can't explain it but it happens every time I see cake.
She didn't eat any cake, but instead licked icing off of her fingers while saying "mmmmm." It was very ladylike.
At some point, she starting "loving" her cake by laying her head on it.
It was a great success and JD and I are overwhelmed at the generosity and support from our families today and this past year. Tomorrow is Beatrice's actual birthday and we have more exciting things planned. Today is over and we are all going to bed early. Happy birthday, sweet girl. Hope your party was everything you hoped it could be.