Our sweet niece celebrated her very first birthday this past weekend. We partied it up, one-year-old style, with birthday cake in our eyebrows and all.
And I finally get to share the secret project I've been working on for awhile (right on up to the last second before Brian dragged me from my sewing machine to leave for the party). See? I told you this was a craft blog!
True to form, I seriously underestimated the amount of time this soft book would take to complete. So much so, that the entire last page is missing [ahem].
But baby Sydney didn't seem to mind and happily chewed away on it as is. Mission accomplished (and many thanks to grommet boy for saving the soft book day!)
I also made these party favors for the kiddos (and some adulto's) to remember the occasion: little envelopes filled with echinacea seeds. I tied the bows in the car on the way there and nearly tossed my carsick cookies. But it was all worth it to think that a new little flower may pop up and reveal her bright, sweet face somewhere and remind someone of our equally sweet-faced little niece.
It's been months since my poor kids last saw the sun, so they appropriately ran screaming with their hands flapping in the air for most of the party.
Aside from the time they spent devouring birthday cake.
And here's the money pic - the screensaver that the grandparents have been waiting for all their lives... The one- two- and four-year-old grandchildren, all in one picture and not freaking out, crying or beating on each other. Priceless.
Posted by melissa s. at 1:59 PM