Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Emma Grace's 1st b-day party

Rachel here. While Emma Grace doesn't turn one for a few more days, we celebrated with friends and family on Saturday. My theme this year... LUAU. The backyard was decorated to the 9's. We had a blow up palm tree, grass skirt fringe everywhere, paper lanterns, pools, the bounce house... I was so proud. And then about an hour before the party... a monsoon came through. Not really a monsoon, but it was a heck of a lot of rain. We covered everything, dragged it in the house, everything was crowded under canopies. It was dreadful. The sun did manage to grace us with his presence once again right before the party luckily. The backyard looked like a hot mess, but the kids didn't know any better. It stayed nice long enough for them to play for about an hour, eat some yummy food, and allowed my wee nugget to pretend to eat her cake. Soon the rain pushed us inside for presents. It turned out to be okay in the end. I didn't take nearly as many pictures as I had hoped... luckily Meredith takes phenomenal pictures and will have some to share. :)

I wanted to go cutsie simple for Emma's smash cake. A while back I bought this cupcake pan and could not have been happier with EG's giant cupcake.

I didn't get many pictures of the kids... they were EVERYWHERE! It's hard to entertain and be the photographer... but the shots I did get were pretty cute.

Let her eat cake! EG did a mediocre job at best when put on the spot. Bryan and I showed her over and over again how to put her hands in it... nope... not our daintly one. I also have a short video of this production, but I can't seem to find my computer cord... oy.

Happy Birthday Party Day Emma Grace. Saturday you'll be 1 year old... and I can hardly contain myself.