Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Macy's First Birthday!

I swear it seems like just a few days ago we were bringing her home from the hospital, but in reality, we celebrated her first birthday! We kept all the celebration to a minimum, but still had a lot of fun.

Last Thursday, on her birthday, we dressed her up in her 'birthday girl' t-shirt and headed out for lunch and ice cream. We had planned to also take her to the Play Place that morning, but with swine flu coming back around and with strep going around, we decided it would be in our best interest to stay away from those 'germ central' type places. The first time we took her, we couldn't keep a plastic turkey leg out of her mouth (and who knows how many other kids have tried to eat that same turkey leg!). So, since the weather was nice, we went and walked around Renaissance and had lunch at Sweet Peppers, then walked around the corner to Maggie Moo's and got a big ole cup of ice cream to share.

On Saturday, we had her little birthday party here at the house and dressed her up yet again in her birthday outfit, and added her tutu! It is sooo cute on her! I think every little girl needs a tutu.

(waiting at the front door for her guests to arrive!)

A few things to point out in the photo above - I may have under-decorated, ya think? I was planning for a really simple party, but didn't realize how simple it was until I got it all put together! You see that ghettofabulous 'happy birthday macy!' sign? Yeah, that was done at the last minute because I realized that there was nothing that said 'happy birthday!' Also, Burin ran out at the last minute and picked up that gigantic balloon along with the little flowers. And to be honest, the cups and tablecloth were left over from my baby shower, so I decided to go ahead and use those. I'll do better next year, I promise. (Note to self: more colors, more decorations, more balloons, a better theme perhaps? make it a happy place!).

I think my cupcakes and cupcake tree turned out pretty sweet though!

Macy loves to share her food and is always reaching out with a tiny bit of something on her fingertips to feed us. So yes, she had to share some of her icing with me, Burin, my mom, Chris.... as Sean called it, a "communal sharing of the fingers." I guess it was kinda gross if you think about it.

So all in all, I think she had a good first birthday. Some of her gifts included clothes, books, and of course, toys.

I really can't believe a year has passed already, but I can say with 100% certainty that it has been the best year of our lives. We love this little girl so much!

(More photos on facebook!)