I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I still can’t believe Emily is one already!
I kept her party small and simple, and it turned out so cute!
Since her birthday was the day before Easter this year, I played right into that and went with a bunny theme. Weren’t her invitations cute?! The green ribbon at the bottom is blocking out our address.
Lucy was super excited when Matty brought home all the balloons.
Simple decor in the dining room.
The birthday banner and gift bags. I cut out everyone single one of those bunnies and bows, and I love how the banner turned out!
The sideboard was decorated for Easter, and it worked perfectly for the party. The only thing I added was Emmy’s birthday plate.
I had a plate made for Lucy’s first birthday, and I had to have one for Emmy as well. It is soooo cute!
I bought a banner to put around Em’s high chair, but it was a pain in the butt to get it to stay, so we hung it under the TV instead.
Here’s the birthday girl 20 minutes before the party started.
Even though I had to wake her up, she was ready to party!
After pizza and salad, it was time to do the cake. I was pretty proud of the bunny cake that I made!
Big sisters are great for blowing out candles!
She didn’t go crazy, but she also didn’t cry, so I’m calling it a success!
I think I was telling Em that if she puts the cake on the floor then she’s definitely all done.
She definitely put a dent in it!
The rest of us dined on carrot cake cupcakes, cookies, and chocolate peanut butter ice cream.
Next, it was time for presents. Look at all the cute paper . . . and then there’s the crazy paper in the middle that Lucy picked out for her present to Emmy!
This was me giving up on getting LuLu to let Emmy participate in the opening of her own gifts.
Emmy spent much of the gift opening sitting like this on her new chair.
Look at the dimple on her elbow and by her pinky finger! 🙂
Portrait of a baby who couldn’t care less about her presents! haha
This is my favorite picture of the entire day.
Lucy and Gordie helped Matty put together Lucy’s new train . . .and then took turn trying it out for Em!
I was busy cleaning up Emily’s cake mess, so I didn’t have any dessert at the party. When the party was over, I had a few minutes of quiet time while Em napped and Lucy watched a movie with Matty in our room. I enjoyed a cupcake and ice cream during my little break, and it was amazing!
We got Emmy this car to use for walks and trips to the playground. So far, she seems to be enjoying it.
What a great day!
We are now a baby-free, bottle-free home . . . and it’s bittersweet for me. Emmy is getting five new teeth all at the same time and had a very tough night on Sunday. She was up crying from 11:30pm-2:30am. As I rocked her and tried (unsuccessfully) to doze in her chair, I found myself reminiscing about when Emmy was colicky and I’d be in that rocking chair for hours every single night. I don’t miss that at all, but I do miss snuggling with an eight pound baby as opposed to this 24 pound toddler who was crushing my chest!
Happy Birthday to our sweet Emily Roses! I can’t wait to see what this next year brings.