Well, as I promised in last week's snapshot post, this week would be all about my daughter's big first birthday bash. I couldn't pick just one photo, obviously, but I will do my best to limit it to just five (thank you to my cousin for getting so many awesome pics of the event)! :-) We had an amazing time with family and friends, managing to cram about 17 of us in our rather small town home. Luckily the weather was gorgeous, so people could hang out on our patio, as well.
We only had one mishap -- we gave my daughter a small cake to smash. Well, she wasn't so much about smashing it as just trying to pick off the dots of icing around the edge. It was pretty funny. We soon came to realize that my husband hadn't managed to attach the highchair tray correctly, though, and the entire cake toppled off onto the floor, upside down. We salvaged what was left and gave it back to Laura, and once all of that icing was out of the way, she wasn't quite so dainty as she ate it :-)
A great time was had by all, as you will see (click on the pictures to enlarge them):
My mother and I made cupcakes and a little cake, as well as homemade buttercream, which I colored to match the colors of the theme and used to decorate everything.
Most of the decorations -- the theme was Winnie The Pooh's First Birthday.
Laura actually wore her party hat longer than I thought she would. This is one of my favorite pics of her in it.
Mmmm.... (not sure what the nose scrunching was about, haha). By the way, her hands and face were the extent of her mess. We were fortunately to just be able to wipe her off and not have to take her away for a bath and wardrobe change!
Our neighbor was holding her up, love how the wind caught her skirt :-)
And I know I've promised not to always feature our daughter, but we did just take her to the pool for the first time, so you can probably expect to see pictures of that event next week ;-)