It’s a couple months late, but I wanted to share some images from Emma’s first birthday. It was simple and sweet. Just family. (I had just had a baby a few weeks earlier). The theme was rainbows – I got some rainbow decorations for her crib and high chair, a colorful ball pit (inflatable pool with ball pit balls from Amazon), my sister made rainbow pancakes, and I’d bought a felt rainbow “Happy Birthday” banner a while ago (I wanted to get a banner that wasn’t paper – that would last so it could be a family tradition for years to come). We also got a smaller version of the same pool and filled it with water for Emma to do a little swimming on the driveway… In fact, if I’m being honest, I might have overdone it – she had balloons, bubbles, pancakes, presents, swimming, photos, a picnic lunch, like 4 outfit changes, cake, a ball pit… By the time we got to cake she was totally overwhelmed and crying. Poor kid. It’s just that I LOVE holidays SO much and can’t help myself!
We did the last of her monthly photoshoots – this time with bubbles!
Rodney made her this cool activity tower (I’ll be posting more about it next week)! She loves being able to stand up at counter-top height to see what we’re doing.
Emma never smashed her cake – she took a few delicate bites. And how cute is her little birthday crown from A Tiny Arrow?!