Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Amelia's 1st Birthday...

My baby is one year old. Seriously, it was the fastest year of my life...and the best year of my life.

She woke up on her actual birthday and was feeling so much better. She had strep the week leading up to her birthday. This made for a crazy week. I assumed that I would have the entire week to focus on finalizing things for her party, but it ended up being a week of taking care of a very sick baby girl. Alex was sick too. She shared her strep with him. Bless his heart. Bless all of our hearts. It was a hard week!

My Mom & Dad came in a couple of days before the party to help out. This is Amelia the morning of her actual birthday. We were all singing Happy Birthday to her. She thought it was funny.



She received a couple of packages in the mail for her birthday. My sweet friend, Faith made her this adorable shirt! I just love it on her. Thank you, Faith!!



My blogging friend, Mel sent her a package with a play camera, two cute shirts, and these adorable tennis shoes! She was playing with the camera immediately. Thank you, Mel!!



I've been thinking about Amelia's first birthday, since before Amelia was conceived. (LOL) I love to throw a party. I've saved hundreds of pictures and had so many ideas. It was hard to narrow down what I wanted to do. I just knew that I wanted it to be colorful and to be a huge celebration of her life!

I found a picture on this party site a while back. This became my inspiration for her party.



This is the invite that my friend, Cyndie designed! I love how it turned out.




I remember reading on Kim's blog that she never regrets hiring a photographer for her children's birthday parties. I decided to do just that. Now that it's over, I don't know how I would have taken pictures of everything/everyone and been able to just enjoy Amelia. I'm waiting on pictures, but as soon as I receive them - I'll be sharing every bit of the party with you guys!! It was such a special day.

So more of Amelia's 1st birthday party to come!

Love to all,

13 comments:

Jen said...

It definitely was a perfectly wonderful party. The girls have been pretending to go to Amelia's birthday party this week - I think they are pretending their beds are bouncy houses! Ha!! Can't wait to see the pictures :)

Nitzia said...

How cute!! cant wait to see pics of the decor and all... i have been wanting so badly to recreate this decor on a party for Sara or something, the colors are just too cute and fun! i saw these pics on the Hostess with the mostess and Kara's party ideas back in september too. anyway share the pics as soon as you get them! glad everything went well :)

Lauren said...

This is such a teaser!!! Can’t wait to see more!!!!! :)

Ashley said...

I can't wait to see the pictures!! Pink and yellow are my two favorite colors...I love that! And that shirt Faith made is precious! LOVE LOVE LOVE! You have one cute one-year-old! : )

Sarah said...

can't wait to see the party pics!! i'm sure it was amazing!! it's hard to believe Miss Amelia is already a year old - it goes sooo fast!!

Betsy said...

Ooooooo....it's already so cute. I can't wait to see the pictures! That is a great idea to hire a photographer. Then you can just enjoy!

elainaann said...

You did an amazaing job as usual!!! It was a fabulous celebration of our sweet girl!

elainaann said...

You did an amazaing job as usual!!! It was a fabulous celebration of our sweet girl!

Amber said...

Glad to hear it was a great day to celebrate Amelia!! I'm already thinking about Drake's birthday. Thanks for the tip on the photographer. I might have to do that! :-)

Stephanie said...

Can't wait to see the pictures from her party! The invitation is adorable!

Katie said...

Can't wait to see the pictures, Jill! Precious invitation.

I'm with you about Christmas shopping. ; O

Shannon said...

I can't wait to see the pics! I've been waiting on this post to see what "theme" you went with and everything. :) GREAT idea to have a professional photographer!

Mel said...

I just adore that girl!!!!