Unbelievable as it is, Amelia’s first birthday was Thursday!! Her FIRST birthday – that means a whole year has gone by since this little beauty made her appearance…..that first year is a funny thing and I remember thinking the same thing around Brittany’s first birthday……..
……it is both the longest and shortest year of my life :^)
And I’ve gone through it twice!!
More than a decade apart – lol!
I wonder if it’s different for people who have multiple children close together…..
In any case, I wanted to have a simpler party for her birthday than we did for her Baptism in May – no renting a room, no days getting food together…..just a nice picnic at the playground with some meats on the grill….is there anything better for a summer birthday?
So we grabbed a kick-bottom cupcake cake from ShopRite and hauled up to our family’s favorite playground in Tullytown, PA with some family and good friends to celebrate my baby girl’s big Numero Uno ;^)
Everyone had a great time, especially Amelia….now that she’s motoring, she made her way around all the tables stopping to visit everyone on the way…..that is, of course, until her Godmother arrived and pretty much handed her the keys to the car – lol :^)
She’s spent more time with this than pretty much any other gift she got…..and she got some pretty cool gifts!!
- A Shapey Turtle
- A B. Meowsic Keyboard
- A B. Parum Pum Pum Drum set
- A Poppin’ Park Stack and Drop
- A set of Imaginarium Wooden Alphabet Blocks
- and a Little People Wonder Woman & Batgirl Figure Pack (….because everyone needs superheros ;^)
I’m also ALWAYS looking for new board books for Amelia….I have a ton of Brittany’s still, but there are some that I never had for her that I’m looking for now. One of my good friends picked up Where’s Spot – only the cutest pop-up book I’ve seen in a long time, even after reading it 7 times in 25 minutes…..and one page an extra 3 times – as well as On The Night You Were Born which is simply beautiful and really just about sums up what I would say happened on the nights BOTH my girls were born ;^)
It was a great afternoon for everyone and I’m so happy that our family and friends could share it with us.
What did you do for your little one’s special day?
Have I told you about the awesomeness that is Wittlebee??? Well, it is way too much fun and I am anxiously awaiting my second box – go check them out!! (Yes, I am using this as a test post – much like the coconut water post – but I figured I’d post something useful in the meantime ;^)
I’ve been trying to download Brittany’s current favorite Christmas song for the last 45 minutes.
Why? Because when she woke up she decided that she needed to hear it. So Mama has to sing it. I sing three lines and then she wants to sing a different part, sing that part then I have to go back and sing it over six times and then she wants to hear the part I was singing to begin with………
[gritting my teeth as I smile really big]