Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Pink & Gold 1st Birthday

We celebrated B's first birthday with a morning brunch party with family. Late morning is typically her happiest time of the day, so it seemed like the perfect time for her party. Planning the food is my favorite part of planning a party. On the menu we had donut kabobs, fruit, sausage balls, chicken and waffles with a peach maple drizzle, and strawberry cupcakes for dessert. 
Smash cake progression...At first she went after the cake very slowly and carefully. But once she got a taste, she wanted the whole cake! 

And here is what happened when I took the cake away...panic!! So I let her have a few more bites. After cake it was time for presents. Luckily, she had some assistance opening her gifts!
She loved all of her gifts! It has been to fun to have a new set of things to play with. I never could have guessed how much she would love her baby doll. The mothering instinct starts young! The baby doll goes everywhere with us, and at night she puts her baby doll in her cradle before I put her in her bed. Seeing her love on her baby makes me melt. 
 Friends who love your baby are such a blessing. It is hard to imagine the last year without Anna. She has been right there with us every step of the way. Her friendship is such a gift!
We are so so thankful for the way our families have loved and supported us as we transitioned to being a family of three. Each family member has blessed us in a unique way and we couldn't have done it without them. Fletcher and I made it through the first year alive...and THAT is something to celebrate!

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