Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Brooklyn's 1st birthday was the week before last and we celebrated it the weekend of the 12th. We had a small party of just family because really what 1 year old has friends (probably a kid whose parents aren't hermits)?
 My parents and brother's family came and my sister and her family Skyped in from Washington, and Daniels' parents came from OK as well as his sister and hubby from the DFW area and we got to Skype with his other sister and her family (who had a sick 3 month old that weekend).

I was worried about Brooklyn being overwhelmed by people and gifts and food like she did a little at Christmas. She was a bit clingy to mommy and daddy (turns out she was cutting a tooth over Christmas) which isn't fun when relatives want to love on you and you are usually an easygoing friendly baby. However for the birthday festivities she did wonderfully, opening her presents, letting people hold and play with her and having a blast being the silly happy girl she is.
We did a bit of an elephant theme since that seems to be her favorite animal lately. And since we sold several items prior to moving back to Texas we had to do a little improvising on seating since we have yet to even think about living room furniture ha ha! I of course used the party as an opportunity to try some pinterest projects. I made her (a little too) fluffy highchair tutu and her party hat (which turned out looking like Buddy the Elf's hat). The banner, cupcake toppers, and food labels are courtesy of Grins & Giggles and her adorable bib is from Butuza Baby Designs.
We had lots of food and sweets and more presents than Brooklyn knows what to do with, but more importantly we got to share such a special day with the people who are most important to us, people that love and pray for our little girl as much as we do and we are so blessed to have such incredible families.

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