Monday, July 6, 2009

Jenna's 1st Birthday Party

Ahhh, finally, I'm able to put together a post about her party. All in all the day turned out great. Everything worked out just great and there was only a couple hiccups, and even those were minor.

Here's the bottom of her 'high chair sign'. I made it, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I think I'm going to hang this part on her nursery door.
The birthday girl! "Are you here for my party!?"
The table decor: photos of her throughout the year, sweet peas in matching vases, green table plastic (I'm not going to call it a table cloth!) and a white paper runner. It was windy, so we had to staple and tape everything down.
Here's her high chair sign. It says "Happy 1st Jenna"
Jenna's showing off her big number 1. you can see the pink floral chinese paper lanterns in the background, too (this is the only picture with them in it! There were five, they turned out super cute!)
This one's a bit out of order (wouldn't be a proper blog post if the photos were all in order, right?) We're trying to get her to blow out the candle and not grab for it.
Here's her beautiful cake! We got it from La Gateau Elegant... yummy! butter cream frosting, custard filling white cake (pretty much "as boring as you can make a cake for a girl that hasn't had sugar before").
Everyone singing happy birthday to the birthday girl!
Mom and Dad singing to our baby girl.
Trying to show Jenna the cake... "See that!? It's sugar. You haven't had it before. Whatever you don't eat, I will."
She decided to dive in.
And then proceeded to 'share' the cake with me (more frosting hit my face on this day than Nick was able to get me with on the wedding day!)
She followed suit so I wouldn't feel like the only one. Notice the finger marks? She put her hands up to her head and dragged them down. If you look in subsequent pictures, you'll see 8 tiny frosting finger trails down her forehead (and in her hair).
There are SO MANY CAKE pictures! And yet, I couldn't resist sharing them all with you :) I think that was my primary reason behind having a party! There's not much cuter than a baby covered in frosting and goo!

Time out! What happened to the rest of the cake?
Pop, is THIS how I eat cake!?
Ah, enough of this.... I'm outta here!
The day turned out great! We had plenty of friends and family able to make it and it was so good to be able to celebrate all that we've accomplished in the last year. Now, we tackle toddlerhood!


SmartAssMom said...

Aw, great pictures! Happy (Belated) Birthday, Jenna!

shoppingsmycardio said...

hurray...she got to smash the cake!! glad to see her first introduction to frosting went so well :)

Alison said...

Aw, looks like it was a great day! Happy birthday big girl!!

Maria said...

what a happy birthday!!!!

your family looks so happy and beautiful!

ab said...

love it l o v e it LOVE IT!
Looks like she had a great time and Mama - you look fabulous!

I can't believe this year went by so fast - On to toddlerhood!

Squeak said...

She's so darn CUTE with those beautiful blue eyes! and I want some of that cake....

Happy belated birthday Jenna!

Cris said...

Happy 1st Birthday Jenna!! You're so cute and adorable with the smashed cake icing on her face. I'll always love that look that Mommy enjoys it too..

Katie said...

yeah! So glad I could be there to help you celebrate! Sorry I missed cake time! Absolutely adorable!!

the thorntons said...

everything looks great, love the picture idea.. and the cake pics.