Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Birthday Party Re-cap

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The food table
Note the penguin shaped pineapple juice ice cubes.
I was told they were a little over the top... but I didn't care. LOL!
My brother took the penguin hat photo about a month ago with the plan to somehow incorporate it into the party.
Mia's hot pink and black with white polka dots penguin birthday ensemble to go along with our theme.
We took the presents to the deck since it was a beautiful, sunshiney 75 degree day.
I love how cousin Tess has her arm around Mia. These two are so cute together.
Griffey had to get in on the action, too.
Aunt Carla and Mia
I couldn't help myself. There was also an adorable headband to match but Mia is going through a "I won't wear anything in my hair" phase. So it was tossed to the floor within .02 seconds of being put on her head.
One of my besties, Lisa, and her daughter, Peyton
Livi who came with her mom, Kendra
My other bestie, Dominique, slaving away in the kitchen
Most of the boys thought they'd have a better vantage point  from a 2nd floor window.
In case I'd have to literally hose her down, we took the cake outside, too.
The girls assisted with blowing out the candles.
Mia eyeballing the cake and formulating a plan of attack.
And immediately dove in as soon as it was placed in front of her.
Notice the look of concentration..
Once she got a little taste...
things got crazy!
It was a great day spent with family and friends.
In spite of a slightly hectic, behind schedule start and a birthday girl who refused her afternoon nap, everything turned out beautifully. I was once again reminded how much the little village I've built means to me and my daughter. 

Thanks to everyone who helped pull it together and pitched in to clean up after. I was so thankful to be able to relax after putting Mia to bed. And miraculously, she slept really good even with the sugar overload.

Although Mia likely won't remember this, it'll be a wonderful memory for me and one that I'll tell her all about some day. Thanks to all those who came to celebrate with us. It meant a lot. 

I'll always be eternally grateful that I got to experience this first birthday with Mia. But I still can't believe my baby is 1 year old already! Time really does fly on the other side of The Wait.


Sandra said...

Now that is a birthday party! Love the outfit :-)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful birthday! It looks so cute and special. I am glad you all had fun.

Kayce said...

Ohhhh K! What a wonderful party! And yes you will remember it forever! The pictures brought back my own wonderful memories of my Jennifer's first birthday and what a special day that was. I'm so glad you got to have this party and your village surrounded you in love! Happy Birthday to your girl!

Christi and Abbey said...


Anonymous said...

Awesome Birthday Party! Love all the pictures!
- Mary in Saint Louis
Another Tonggu Mama

The H Family said...

It brings me such joy to see how much fun you are having being a Mommy! Beautiful party Krista!!! Enjoy - and I know you are!!! :-)


Briana's Mom said...

What a beautiful party! And a beautiful birthday girl too! Love her little bottom. :D

dawn said...

I am so happy you got to experience Mia's first birthday with her too. What a fantastic party she had. Those words, "time really flies on this side of the wait", aren't they the truth.

M3 said...

Happy birthday Mia!!

Gorgeous party, gorgeous birthday girl (especially with the frosting face), and gorgeous mama.

Catherine said...

What a wonderful 1st Birthday!

Happy, happy Birthday sweet Mia!

wzgirl said...

If only I lived a bit closer to OHIO - I would have so invited myself (ourselves) over! What a blastola!! Great pictures, great energy, great celebration. Fantastic, you! Happy BDay Mia! xoxoxo

Aus said...

Happy Birthday Mia - welcome home!!

..."On the other side of the wait"... great quote - I'll be using that from time to time!

hugs - aus and co.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! The party was just FAB! You are totally a girl after my own heart!! I LOVED everything and the photos will show Mia how much love you poured into all the details!!!! Give Mia XOXO's from Giorgia and I!!!! Happy 1st Birthday MIA!!!!


4D said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Mia!!! What an awesome party!!!

Keep smilin!

Dayngr said...

You are such an amazing Mommy! Happy Belated Birthday Mia!

Jen said...

What a beautiful day! Happy Belated Birthday to Mia and I'm so very happy for you! Every single time I come to your page and see your joy I know that someday I will have the joy of being a mother as well!

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