One for the Books!

A couple weeks before Addy’s first birthday party we had a little photo shoot. Turns out it was a good idea since Addy was busy with her guests, presents and cake on her party day.

We had a nice sunshiny day for our photos.

This is Addy’s Great Uncle Scott’s chair from when he was a little guy.

Fast forward to the party day and of course our little 1 year old must have sensed the excitement of the day and refused to take a nap on her own so we had to work out some sleep time creatively.

The guests arrived and kept Addy entertained.

She opened her presents with flair.

She enjoyed the Happy Birthday song and mooshed her cupcake covered with yogurt frosting.

Oops, a fair amount was rubbed into her hair. I didn’t take photos of the Baked Potato bar which had many yummy toppings. We were asked to bring a t-shirt or something like it to tie-dye for a party favor. I didn’t take photos of the tie dying, either, but the results were great and something fun to remember Addy’s 1st birthday with.

Meanwhile back at this old house we continue with the selling, packing and staging. Our first shipping container arrives on Thursday. Yikes! We’re finding some things that are bringing back some great memories. If you don’t hear anything new from me you will know I’m knee deep in boxes.

14 thoughts on “One for the Books!

  1. These are all fabulous “first birthday” photos . . . both the “pre” shots (loved her birthday finery!) and those from the big day itself! What a fun and pretty party it looks to be!

    Enjoy your boxes. :O 😉

  2. First birthdays are by far the most memorable! The kids don’t remember them at all, of course, but later in life the photos are priceless for them to see the joy their parents had in celebrating their little lives. A photo shoot was such a great idea! A fun, more relaxed atmosphere in which to capture priceless moments! She’s quite the natural in front of the camera!

    Good luck with the packing! Patience is most definitely a virtue when it comes to that!!! Take care!

  3. Addy is just so sweet! Can’t even believe she’s one already. What a great photo shoot! You must be SO busy these days – I can’t even imagine getting ready to move! You must tell me about where you are moving to.

  4. Ellen, what a great idea of a photo shoot before the birthday party! How precious! Good luck with all that packing! We were fortunate to just move down the street so many things we piled in the car without boxes.

  5. Those pictures could have been from my granddaughter’s 1st birthday! (She’s 8 now.) Banner and streamers on the high chair, the balloons, the little tutu… it was all the same! Your granddaughter is absolutely adorable! Happy Birthday Addy!

  6. I can’t think of a cuter birthday party than hers. She looks adorable and all the pictures are perfect!!! Such a big day in all of your lives.

  7. So very special! Her first birthday was celebrated with such joy and fun with all who love her so much!
    It’s fun to see the delight she brings to all the family!

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