This year I debated on having a party but I also had a loud voice in my head telling me how much fun she would have at this age with a party. I really knew she would love it so I started some planning. But first...
I wrote a little about what we did for Addie's birthday on her day. Here are some of the photos that go along with our trip to the beach and lunch out to celebrate.
|Hope you birds are hungry!|
|Kite flying on a perfectly windy day.|
|Bird feeding pro.|
|Perfecting the throw.|
|Pigtails a flyin'.|
|Running, a favorite past time of this birthday girl.|
|Yep, that's her, flying it all by herself.|
|Time for a parting snack...|
|...before hitting up some pizza for lunch.|
|Just plain tired.|
|A few presents with mom and dad.|
I was pretty excited about one particular Pinterest experiement, rainbow Mason jar cakes. My goal was to make them as party favors to give each family to take home with them. The first few pictures document that little process, which, I am happy to say, was successful and fun.
|Homemade bubbles + dispenser = sticky kiddos!|
|Proof that I am, in fact, pregnant. Oh, and cute little Emily, too!|
|Addie & sweet friend Ivory await the birthday wishes.|
|Rainbow cakes on the right, bags o' rainbows & pots of "gold" on the left.|
|The set up, pre guests.|
So there's a little taste of Addie's celebrations. I am so thankful for her. I'm also thankful my Mason jar cakes worked!