Monday, November 30, 2009

First Birthday Celebrations

Fiona did a lot of celebrating for her 1st birthday.  First, she had a "casual" baby birthday playdate with her buddy, Ethan.  Fi has quite a few baby friends whose birthdays all fall within a couple months.  Here she is chowing down on her smash cake.

And here's a picture of all the babies partying in their hats and bows.  Aren't they all adorable?

Thank you so much to Jess for letting Fiona share the playdate with Ethan.  Jess is the best party planner ever.  You should go check out her blog.  Or you can head over to Megan's blog and look at more pictures of the party. 

So we didn't end up doing much partying on Fiona's actual birthday.  Nathan was sick and we had a minor car scare.  I did get a picture of her when she turned exactly 1 year old though.

Don't you love her birthday crown?  A blogging friend of mine made it for her.  You should definitely check out all the cute stuff she has in her etsy shop, Applesauce Crafts.  Amber was so nice to make the crown for Fi.  It made the perfect birthday accessory.

So finally, the day after her birthday we had Fiona's little family party.  Unfortunately, the stomach flu had hit my family hard and so not everyone was able to attend her birthday party.  We just may have to have a mini party with the family that missed the party.

The tired birthday girl.  By Sunday, it had been a very full long weekend and she was a little tired.  She looked awfully cute in her tutu that I made for her though.

Her Aunt Maggie decorated her highchair.  Fiona really liked the balloons.

Her Godmother, Eileen, decorated the cake.  Isn't it cute?

She loved unwrapping the presents.  Of course, it took almost an hour because she had to check each one out.  She got lots of cool toys and is one spoiled little girl already.

Then of course came the cake.  She wasn't a huge fan of strawberry cake, I guess.  I think she ended up throwing half of it to the dogs, which she thinks is hilarious.

We had a great time celebrating her first birthday with friends and family.


Amber Liddle said...

Wow, that's some birthday celebrating!! I bet Fiona was overwhelmed by it all :) Glad the crown worked out, I think it's cute!

Regan said...

Ahhahaha! LOVE the pics! :) Happy belated birthday, Fiona! Enjoy it now because once you have siblings nothing is ever just for you anymore! :)

Lauren said...

Sorry about all of the illness! Happy Birthday to your little girl!