Hope's 1st Birthday

It's been a few days since Ive written a new post, and that was mostly because Hope's first birthday last week brought a lot of excitement and busy times! We actually had grandparents come from California and Texas for her special day, and we couldn't have enjoyed that more.

We escaped to the park across the street for some quick pictures on her actual birthday. She wore a vintage handmade dress we found at my fav antique store. She held a Peter Rabbit I have had since I was a baby.

Our arrival to the park was about 20 minutes later than I really wanted, so the sun was already mostly down :(. It was bath time, and she was at the end of her rope.
Luckily, Peter Rabbit helped her squeeze out a few smiles!


She's in the beginning stages of walking...

Her party was almost as I had envisioned it. I didn't have time to hang the garlands, and time to organize. It seemed like the 30 minutes I gave myself for set up was more like 10 minutes...people arrived before I even got half of the things on the table...hence the very few pictures of the tables before it got dark. :(


I'm all about cute parties, but I also want to be able to look at the pictures and know my kid had fun. She sure loved her cupcake, and blueberries and strawberries.

The banana split table was a blast!

The cupcakes were an added touch for those who didn't want banana splits. Thanks to Edible Details for designing some adorable pink heart toppers for me!

 More walking practice...

She loves her grandmas!

When she woke up in the morning, she got to open presents and play with grandpa!