Vera’s big day was such a special time for me. I love planning parties but never really get the excuse to bust out my ideas, so I was so looking forward to Vera’s party. I had spent probably 3 months just gradually coming up with everything because I didn’t want it to be stressful and take the fun out of it. Everything fell together (with the help of our family) and I was able to enjoy the day.
Vera woke up at almost noon sharp which is when her party started. So I quickly got her ready and then walked out into the living area for her to be greeted by an on slew of people. She was confused and freaked out at first. She spent the first 20 minutes of her party clinging to Grandaddy (much to my dad’s delight)! After we got some lunch in her, she started to loosen up. Then, she got cake…
She started by delicately pinching bits off. Then, happily began to enjoy it more and more! She only wanted birthday cake for the rest of the day. She kept turning down the healthy stuff after that. Can’t say I blame her!
Next, we were on to the presents. And boy was she spoiled this day! I guess you only have one first birthday, right? She got a wagon, a swing and slide set, a table and chair set, toys, cute clothes, books, and lots more!
To finish off the party, the daddies gave the babies wagon rides around the soggy back yard. They squealed and clapped…and melted my heart into a giant puddle. I honestly couldn’t have imagined a better day. She is the joy of my life and it meant so much for people to take a pause from their schedules to stop and celebrate our precious girl!