[Miss Kaiya in her 1st birthday outfit]
Well, it finally came - our first baby's first birthday! Kaiya was due on Thanksgiving last year and came four days later, but this year her birthday came two days before Turkey Day so we had a day of festivities for Kaiya, then a day to prepare the pies, then a nice, relaxing Thanksgiving Day.
On Tuesday, I spent all morning preparing a small, 6 inch PINK lemonade cake, lots and lots of PINK lemonade cupcakes (all covered with PINK lemonade frosting and sprinkles of course!), cutting strips of PINK tulle and tying it around a small elastic band, spraying lace with fabric stiffener and glitter, stitching a PINK 1 onto a onsie, wrapping PINK ribbon around glass jars, filling those jars with PINK candies, rummaging through all my fabric for PINK pieces, and setting up PINK plates and balloons all around our friends' basement for Kaiya's PRETTY IN PINK PARTY!
It was pretty fun - we took some cute pictures of our sweet pea before she could fling off the crown and run away, then let all the kiddos play for a while with the balloons and toys before pulling out some presents and cake. Kaiya enjoys playing with her new toys (especially the hot wheel cars!) but I definitely did most of the present opening, which was fun for me - it's just as fun opening a gift for your little bug as it is opening one for yourself! It was adorable watching her eat her cake though - we placed the whole 6 inch cake in front of her and, though nervous as she was at first to ruin the icing... haha... she soon realized how tasty it was and went to town!
I would say it was a successful party and it was great to celebrate Kaiya's special day with some good friends - so thanks to everyone who came and played with us for a little while! That, mixed with Brandan's cumulative exam being taken the same morning and finally being over with (he passed!!!), and a break for him from classes the rest of the week and playing games and stuffing ourselves with yummy food and pie two days later has made this a very good week!
[Wait... was I suppose to save some??]