Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Addalee's First Birthday!

It’s not been quite a month yet, but there was quite a bit of recuperating after Addalee’s first birthday blowout.  We were super shocked by all the amazing friends and family that came and shared in the special day with us.  I also learned a few lessons: 1) Our house is not quite big enough for the amount of people we crammed in here 2) My mom is super woman - for throwing me awesome birthday parties as a kid.  And helping me pull this one off! 3) We’re so amazingly blessed 4) Her second birthday party won’t be quite as big!

So, a few weeks later, I’m going to share some pictures.  I didn’t hire a professional photographer, nor am I an expert photoshopper, so these are just for fun!  The pictures don’t actually do the day justice though, it was really pretty awesome!

The front of our house, with the tissue paper balls for a pop of happy color

The birthday girl’s outfit

The birthday girl and her happy mama as she was waking up from her nap just before the festivities began.

Happy girl playing with her balloons

Birthday girl high chair (with handmade (by me!) cover and tutu)

Favors - bubbles for the big kids and board books for the little ones

Polka dot cakes!

1 year banner

Not so happy to be getting strapped into her highchair!

Not too sure about the cake (or the fire on top!)

“Thanks, Mom.  That tastes pretty good!”

“Actually, it tastes good enough to clap!” :)

“Can I really touch it?”

“Oh okay, I think I like this whole birthday cake thing!”

“I REALLY like this birthday cake thing!!”


Pretty pretty cake (baked by my amazing friend Amanda).  It tasted even better than it looked!

“That was FUN!”

Playing with her sweet friend, Briella.

Opening presents!

Birthday girl is getting tired.  But it was an amazing day!


  1. How fun! Love the tutu around the highchair! That cake looks amazing!


  2. Gorgeous! Looks really fun too. Thanks for giving me some birthday ideas :)

  3. She is beautiful! I love her sweet outfit and her cake is awesome!! Good job Mom!

  4. what a great cake! She is so sweet. love the pics

  5. Love!!!! Still sad that you live so far away! Would have loved to been crammed in with everyone 4realz! Ha

  6. All I can say is, wow. Just wow! I love the outdoor pom decorations and the tutu highchair. Your little lady received SO many presents!!

    A year. With a living, breathing child that is yours. Congrats. This is huge.

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Such a beautiful, lovely birthday for your gorgeous girl! :)

  8. love the cake, love the decorations, love the sweet pictures of the birthday girl! Good job!!

  9. Oh my goodness it is beautiful You did a great Job!!!!

  10. Love these pictures. It was such a great party and I am honored to say that I was able to attend it!