Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It's Your Birthday!

1st pic of Lily on her birthday
Lily woke up happy and laughing first thing! Totally her. Happy and excited from the moment she wakes up. We're so lucky she has the personality she does.  It was also party day!
She drank her formula, had cheerios and yogurt for breakfast and was off to play! Andrew was helpful with watching her and playing with her while we got finished setting up for the party. Daddy was working on putting something together. ;)
Special friends (who are our family) came to celebrate with our girl! We are so blessed to have them all in our lives and despite the heat, it made for a really special day. Really special for me.  I have felt so loved and connected in recent months, it's been at times very overwhelming (in a good way) emotionally.  Lily, of course, won't remember, but I always will.

We had a pink and green daisy themed party!
I spent a billion hours on Pinterest scouring for ideas to find exactly what I was looking for.  And as anyone who party plans knows, sometimes you have to scrap some ideas due to time or because they don't come together.  So, there are a few of those details that only I was bummed about, but not too badly.
We really just wanted to have everyone come together, have lunch and hang out together. Very low key. Aside from the heat, it was everything I hoped.


Cake time!

Obviously, there was a TON of pictures, so I'm going to do more than one birthday post to get it all in. :)
Lily loved the icing on her smash cake and it took a little while for her to get down to the cake, but we did get lots of "mmmmm"s as she got bites of it! I had make a little vanilla cake --my 1st ever from scratch--and oh boy, did it ever taste so good! It tasted like a sugar cookie. Yummaroosky!
For the main cake, I made fondant for the first time ever. hooooo boy was that an adventure! I was happy with it too! This was a chocolate cake recipe that was sooooooooooooooo moist and delicious, it wouldn't have mattered what the outside looked like! :)

We grilled burgers and hot dogs, had potato salad, fruit and a yummy creamsicle tasting fruit dip, chips, salsa, baked beans, Lily's Lemonade and Lily's Lime punch to drink, (pink and green) chocolate dipped pretzels, brownies and I'm sure some other goodies I'm forgetting right now.

We had a great day hanging out and celebrating our girl!

more to come soon...


  1. FABULOUS! Everything looks great Steph!! Love her smile!!

  2. OMG!! She is so so so so so so cute!! I wish I could have been there without the heat. I'm so glad her party was a total success. Lots of love to you, George, Andrew & of course Miss Lily!!

  3. Happy 1st Birthday to Lily! What a beautiful and festive party, Steph. I know you've been planning and preparing for many weeks. You outdid yourself! Wonderful memories for all of you! I love the pink/green daisy theme!

  4. I'm so sad I couldn't make it. You're an amazing planner. Seriously you should go into business!!

  5. Oh what a lovely party! Great job Mama, Lily will look back on those pictures and know how much you wanted to give her a special party and love her! Happy First Birthday Lily!

  6. You did a great job! Happy 1st Birthday, Lily!