Friday, October 26, 2012

one baby, one year, two parties

Since we have family in two states, we had two birthday celebrations for Emily.  I'm sure this won't happen every year, but #1 is kind of a big deal (for mom & dad)!

So, last weekend we flew to Illinois and I don't think I'll do that again for a loooong time, at least not until Emily is much older and can be entertained by a movie.  She refused to sleep and got to that extremely fun over-tired state.  Jumping back and forth between Steve and I, eating tons of snacks, and waving to every passenger on the plane could only keep her happy for so least we made it there safely.

On Saturday, we had a double party for Emily and her cousin Erin at my sister's house.  I did a cupcake theme for E, simple and sweet.  My sister made E's smash cake, a huge cupcake- it was awesome. I got her outfit, banners, and a bib on etsy.

She loved opening her presents and tearing up the paper!


But when it came to smashing the cake, she was not having it... at this point she was tired and ready to throw a full on fit.

We got her calmed down and she dug in a little, I think our girl has a sweet tooth!

Last night, we had Grandma & Grandpa G. over for lasagna and carrot cupcakes.

She got to open more presents and eat more sweets it was a perfect birthday for a perfect girl!


  1. Oh my goodness, what sweet pictures! The crying cake picture is too cute, poor little thing. I'm glad she finally realized what she was missing! : ) I hope you guys had a wonderful time celebrating with your families!

  2. Sorry the trip to Illinois was rough. I love all of the pictures...especially the one of her so excited about opening presents :)

  3. Awwww - love her chair. Houndstooth pattern? So trendy!!! :)

  4. What a lucky little girl to have two parties!!! Love all the photos of her enjoying her special days. That purple birthday t-shirt is adorable!! Looks like she is loving all of her gifts... that chair is so cool.

    Sorry the flight didn't go very well! :/ I am sure 1 is one of the toughest ages for travel as she would just want to run around and play!

  5. Wow, I love the one of her with her mouth open, what a great candid!!!!!

    Happy birthday!

  6. Happy birthday, Miss Emily! Gosh - you are one heck of a mama... that cake looks amazing! I love the cupcake theme.

    She's a lucky little lady to have two parties!

  7. Happy Birthday sweet Emily!

  8. Happy Birthday sweet Emily!

  9. What a big girl! Happy, happy birthday to Miss Emily!
    Love the pretty cupcakes for your pretty girl!


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