Monday, October 26, 2015

First Birthday Party

Bendelle's birthday party has come and gone but we had a wonderful and relaxing time celebrating our sweet pumpkin with a few friends and family members :)

Little Miss Social loved having people over, interacting with all of our guests and playing with all her new toys after she helped open them. It took a while for her to get excited over her multi-layered pink ombre cakes after waking her up from her beauty sleep so we could sing to her and cut the cake, but she finally did break into her smash cake. And loved it.

Although I didn't take a lot of beautiful pictures or have a professional photographer capture the essence of the day, we had a lot of pumpkins, Halloween, girlie and sparkly pinks and creams, and mostly handmade (by mama!) decor. It was fun to put a lot of love into her cakes, banner, crown, and all the different little aspects of her party.

Thank you to everyone who wished her a happy birthday. I am already thinking of themes for all the birthdays she has to come . . .not to rush ANYTHING because I am enjoying every single crazy, hilarious, and beautiful second with this girl and our little family :)


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Our little pumpkin is ONE!

Blogging has been slow lately only because life has been so busy! But I couldn't go without blogging about Bendelle turning one! I honestly can't believe she is a year old already - time is such a thief. Her first birthday was five days ago, and we played it pretty low key since Aaron had to work. Birthday girl woke up to a tall stack of pink mini pancakes, which she had more fun playing with than eating. Then the two of us joined my mom and stepdad on the annual wine walk in town and Bendelle totally loved it. She is such a social butterfly and milked every ounce of attention she got. She is an expert at making eye contact with people and flashing them her cheesy, pearly white smile. And it gets them every time. Plus she was grubbing on all the cheese and crackers she could ever want. We couldn't ask for more than spending a beautiful day strolling outside.

When we were in New Jersey a couple of weeks ago, Aaron's mom had a little early birthday party for her, which was so fun. We had a pizza party with some family in the formal dinning room and ate off china. How many birthdays do you attend where you get to eat pizza off of beautiful china? ;) And she even got a cute little cupcake to herself :)

We are planning a birthday party for her on Sunday with a few family members and some friends and were reminded again how awesome it is to have an October baby when we went to Michael's the other day to pick out some necessities and decor. We could have easily spend a couple of grand on some awesome Halloween and birthday decorations! I am so obsessed with pumpkins-especially the Cinderella and white pumpkins - they are so pretty and magical looking. You know we are totally going to have a Cinderella themed birthday for her one year. But this year it's sweet and simple-"our little pumpkin turns one". We are sticking to a girly and festive themed party for her this year.