A Weekend of Celebration

5.21.2012

We had originally planned to be back in Texas for Emerson's birthday but we had to push our trip back a few weeks which also meant postponing her party. We could have held it here but we thought it would be more special if we were able to do it with our families. So- our sweet girl will be celebrating her birthday twice!

The first celebration was this weekend, starting on her actual birthday. Jesse and I got up at the crack of dawn so that we could wake her up with balloons and the birthday song. She was a little bit unsure at first...
But then she went crazy with the balloons.
We did our normal morning routine (with lots of extra kisses and snuggles) and then packed up and headed out for a day of fun. Emerson has become really interested in animals over the last month so I thought she would enjoy a trip the aquarium. I'm so glad we went because she loved it!




I would have to say that the penguins were here favorite.
After spending a few hours at the aquarium, we stopped for lunch. When the waitress found out that it was Emerson's birthday, she insisted on singing to her and bringing her ice cream. It was very sweet and Emerson was pretty excited.
Our next stop was Pottery Barn Kids where I had planned on buying Emerson her birthday present. I wanted to get her one of those kid-sized overstuffed chairs but we thought it would be a good idea to let her test it out first. She loved it but only if she was standing in it or leaning over the arms or the back. We decided it would just be one more thing for her to climb on so we ended up not getting it. I was bummed but I know that E didn't care one bit!

One of the best things about her being able to walk is that we can let her get out of the stroller and walk around. She's much more content this way and it wore her out so that she slept great on the way home.
By the time we got home we were all worn out but we decided to spend some time playing outside before bedtime. Emerson had a blast playing with one of the neighborhood cats.


On Saturday we got together with a few friends for birthday cake! My sweet friend Sam is pretty much a professional baker and she offered to make Emerson a smash cake. Didn't it turn out so cute? (This was the only "one" candle that I could find. Too bad it didn't match the adorable cake!)

I was so excited to let E go to town on the cake but she wasn't really into it! Oh well, at least she looked cute for the pictures.
Since she didn't really eat much cake, I decided that it was only fair for her to have a chocolate cupcake. It was her birthday weekend after all. She took her time digging in but once she got a bite she loved it!
I honestly couldn't have asked for a better weekend to celebrate our precious girl. And I have to say that I was surprisingly much less emotional than I thought I would be! I was just so happy. Happy to have such a beautiful, sweet, healthy baby girl and happy to be able to celebrate the best year of our lives. I didn't cry once but I will admit that I sang Happy Birthday to her at least 10 times and smothered her with kisses all day long.

Now I'm ready to head to Texas and get celebration number two underway!











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Lyndsey said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday weekend for Miss E! I wasn't nearly as emotional as I thought I'd be either - just happy like you said! It really is amazing all our little babies are now one! I can't believe how fast this year has flown by!

I LOVE her little bloomers! You got some great cake smash photos even if she didn't actually smash it! :)

Brittney Galloway said...

Looks like it was a perfect celebration for E! We haven't done the aquarium w/ Grace yet because she isn't too aware of animals yet, ha! I thought it looked like a good day trip though!

Emily said...

Happy birthday, Emerson!! Your photos are just adorable! :)

Stephanie said...

It does sound like a great way to spend birthday party #1! Her cake is adorable. Can't wait to hear about birthday party #2!

Tiffany said...

Awwww, Happy first birthday to sweet little E! It looks like it was amazing! Sydney wasn't into her cake on her first birthday either. I am starting to think that most kids aren't to crazy about the smash cakes. lol. The pictures are faked! ;-)

The Jeffcoats said...

So glad you guys had a great weekend of celebrating!! Loved all of the sweet pictures of her!! I can't wait to be in Texas in a month to see you guys in person instead of photos!! Love you E!!

Rebekah said...

That sounds like such a fun birthday! That smash cake is too cute!

Joeylee said...

Sounds like she had an awesome birthday weekend. That cake is adorable. Love all the pictures. What program do you use for your collages?

Katie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day! The balloon pictures are SO cute...what a great idea:) We bought Meyer a Pottery Barn chair for his birthday, but he really has just started "using" it appropriately as of lately (19 months). Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!

BlessedMama said...

So cute! Happy Birthday Sweet E! You are too precious!

Gabriella said...

What a fun birthday weekend! I love her cake and the pictures of her eating the cupcake are perfect!

Kit said...

Aww...Happy first birthday to miss E :)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

So fun! We are having another party for B when we get back to Virginia next week.The more celebrations, the better!

Lindsay said...

What a great day! I absolutely love her outfit and her little bloomers.

Natalie said...

So glad she had a great birthday party! And just think she gets to do it twice! Happy birthday Emerson!

J and A said...

What a fun weekend! Such cute ideas for such a sweet girl!! Happy Birthday Emerson!!

Kelli Kegley said...

So glad y'all had a fun day! Love her bloomers!

We got Connor a chair the Xmas after his first bday. He was 21 mo old and it has been the best money ever spent!!

ajs {of MN} said...

happy birthday to emerson!! she is the cutest little 1 year old :D i love that balloon idea as well!

AllisonFay said...

Happy Birthday Miss E!

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