Sunday, August 15, 2010

First Birthday-Finally!

I know you've all been waiting patiently for the birthday party remix! (Ha-only Nonnie and FeFe have been really).

Let's start the weekend off by making 8 bajillion sugar cookies, then taking them to your best friend to ice the day before the party. Because you A)don't know how to make icing OR use it, and B)you don't have enough to do, and C)your one year old needs to give out a party favor. Yeah. Here is the scene.

Those are the number one and the other oddly shaped things are supposed to be cupcakes. I'm not even going to LINK YOU to the radical cookies Sweet Tea Diaries made, but suffice it to say they put mine to shame. There were exactly what I had in mind. Next year, I will pay her to do it for me. OK, go to her blog and look at the cookies.

The next morning the birthday girl starting turning tricks early with her new stroller. And, she is wearing her 9 month old bathrobe. Super cute. She pushed this stroller around all weekend.

Scene of the crime before we set up the "cake table."

Stuff everywhere!!

My bestie's kids-(the cookie icer)-Reed and Sara Kay.
He is Emma's future husband-an older man.
He sported a mohawk for her party. Cause he knew she liked it. :D

Emma with Poppy and FeFe. They took her (thank goodness)
the day before the party and went places with her all day so sissy
and I could shop for food, cook, and clean.

Just cause she's a bundle of cuteness-my niece!
(Don't you just want to smoosh her fat rolls and LOVE her face off!!)

Emma was borrowing the tutu. And playing music.

I may have to start buying balloons all the time. These kept her occupied for a good hour. She was loving the weights on the bottom too.

The "cake table"

Emma's giant cupcake smashcake!!

It was soooo good!

Nonnie and Emma

Birthday girl!! xoxox

Front of the house decorations-precious wrought iron birthday cake from FeFe
and LOTS of balloons!

Sweet girl!!

Sweet Gracie! She never lets me love all up on her. She was giving it away at the party! Everyone wanted to take her home with them!!

Having snack

Sarah with Harrison-he is toooo cute and looks just like his sissy Kirkland.

Umm, no thanks on the birthday hat.

Kirkland was stalking the cake table. Look at that face.
Yikes Emily, you have your work cut out for you! :D

This was the White Water area in the backyard. It was awesome!!

I may or may not have bought a bubble machine from Party City for a (paltry) $15.
Hit of the party.

Sara Kay was modeling the NYC glasses from Brooke!

The aftermath. We were exhausted and fell asleep on the floor at 3 pm, woke up at 5 pm, kept eating/drinking till 11 pm, then promptly passed out!

We had such a great time! I cannot wait for the second birthday party! And you better believe that until she is old enough to ask for stuff, I am planning the heck out of a family BBQ/swim party!!!


  1. What a great party! I've made those cookies from scratch before too and they are HARD! The icing is even HARDER! I feel like I need to start planning Nolan's's just barely 3 months away!!

  2. What a GREAT party! You guys look like you had a blast too!! That's important too because it's a celebration of you guys as well.

  3. Looks like such a fun party! I love her giant cupcake smash cake!

  4. Oh sissy I had soo much fun at the party and can't wait to do it again next year!! Just for the record, we got some CUTE babes!! You gotta help me with scarlets party!! Love ya'll

  5. I was wrong - there is a place! ♥ y'all and loved the party!!

  6. Looks like a blast! Happy Birthday! Everything looked great. Love the picture of you two!

  7. Awww..... looks like a great party!!!

  8. That looks like an awesome party!! I am so proud of you, super mama!! Emma looks so presh in pink, srsly.


  9. Oh my!!! What a par-tay!!! You should start a business! LOVE the cake! Emma was just precious! WOW! What a great time!

    Happy Birthday sweet little Emma!

  10. She's so darling. Happy birthday to Emma :)

  11. It looks like it was a blast! I love the bubble machine and the tutu and the looks like crazy fun and exhausting all at once, I'm glad it was a smashing success! You should come up here to visit and we can tackle learning how to ice cookies together! I need a partner in crime/moral support to attempt it!

  12. Looks like the party turned out great. The decorations look fantastic!! Now I am even more excited for the munchkin's party next month. Yay! I am also thinking I better pick up a bubble machine :)

  13. Fun fun fun! I wanna come to Party #2!;)

    Also, I love how these baby girls are running around top-less! Such a Southern baby thing!

    And your sis and you on the floor? YOU LOOK IDENTICAL!

  14. What a great party!! You look so great in all of these pictures! The cookies are too funny :) I love the cake!

    I love all the decorations and Emma is sooo cute!

  15. Great pics! I love the pink and green theme! and Emma looked so sweet in that birthday dress! The cookies look like some for a bachelorette party :)
    Wish I could have been there!!

  16. BEST party EVER!

    And you are so stinkin' cute!!

  17. Wow!! What a great birthday party!! I can see the number one and cupcake shapes on the cookies and they look so cute. I did a cupcake cake for #3's first and it WAS NOT as cute as yours!! You did such a great job :)Love the pics with the grandparents too! Pictures like that are so nice to have! And you of course, look beautiful with your adorable little Emma! Oh and I love the backyard full of fun for the kids.

  18. The pictures of the two of you together are so sweet. Loving the early pics with flour (?) on your face!

    Looks like you all had a wonderful time. So glad her 1st birthday was such a hit!

  19. Those decorations are soooooo cute!

    PS. I know I have said this many times before...but...Emma is ADORABLE!!!!

    PSS. Your turn on WWF!! :)


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