The Birthday Girl

We had our first kiddo birthday in our house this week and I wanted to share some pictures and memories from the day. Mostly so I don’t forget this moment in time. It was such a special day. I am just so grateful for my little family and that God has given me the opportunity to be mommy to these girls.

Before this week Teddy and JJ didn’t really understand what birthdays were and why they were so special. It made all of this so much more fun. Corey and I stayed up (really) late and decorated the downstairs and wrapped presents the night before the big. When we went up to bed I told Corey I was so excited I felt like a little kid the night before Christmas. I honestly didn’t know if I’d be able to sleep! We had such a blast thinking of things to do to really knock Teddy’s socks off and it worked. She was so surprised by when she came downstairs the next morning.


Opening her presents at the breakfast table. Pure excitement there :). She was so sweet, asking if the second and third presents were for JJ after she opened the first. They both call birthdays “happy birthdays,” so she kept asking “this for my happy birth-a-day??” I think she was in disbelief for awhile.


Later in the evening with her party dress on. We had a meal of spaghetti and chicken (so basically chicken parm ;):)..) at her request.


These little friends. I’m not sure any of them sit still long enough to get a good picture of all three. They’re going to grow up like siblings, and I love it! (Also, can we pause for a moment and notice the beautiful table Corey MADE for our family?!?! This was our inaugural meal on it. It is SO beautiful, I can’t stop staring at it!!)


Waiting for her cake and candles. I love the Hello Kitty phase, it kind of makes me want to freeze time because I know in the next couple years she’ll outgrow the fascination and it’s just so cute right now!!


She tried to blow out her candles mid “Happy Brithday,” and I was trying to stop her. My face is totally cracking me up ;).


Blowing our her first birthday candles on her first ever birthday cake. Love.


Kisses from mommy.



The best way to get birthday cake to your mouth?? Scoop it right in!


We had such a great day celebrating an amazing little girl. We can’t wait for the next birthday!