Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Oh, The Places She'll Go!: Ava's Dr. Seuss Themed Party

A few weeks back, a friend of mine decided to throw a "small, casual party" for her daughter's first birthday. Her guests, knowing her all too well, determined it would be nothing short of magnificent

The theme was Dr. Seuss' "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" She asked us each to bring a wicker basket of some sort. Hmm... what could we possible need them for?

This brilliant idea.

that face! that stinkin face!
look, just look, at those expressions!!!
mom award of the year... i woke up this sleeping baby to get in the pictures. but, can you blame me?
can any caption really explain the cuteness going on here?
birthday girl and her momma. there aren't two prettier ladies in all the land.
And, look at the party favors we took home! Mason jars with lids, straws, and, best of all, fabric sleeves she handmade with Dr. Seuss print hot air balloons! 



A little bit of wisdom for the birthday girl and her friends...


And her glorious first birthday cake!



What a day! Happy Birthday sweet girl!
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Barnum & Bailey Visit the Valdez House

it's almost midnight but i weighed the pro's and con's of getting less sleep and decided blogging E's first birthday this instant outweighed the negatives. the circus theme seemed a perfect way to celebrate this past year of E's life & so, with the help of Pinterest, my talented family and friends, especially my mom, sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law and a few sweet friends, we were able to pull it off circus style. here's a look at how we celebrated today.