Sunday, March 14, 2010
Emma had an entire first birthday weekend. It was so much fun! We all went into her room on her birthday and sang Happy Birthday to her before getting her out of bed. She was so excited. Then we headed off to the donut shop where she got her first ever donut. She was so excited about that too. We spent Friday afternoon running errands, cleaning house and waiting for my parents to get here.
On Saturday morning we had her official birthday party. We had lots of family and great friends show up for the event. I made Pioneer Woman's drip beef sandwiches and Mike made his famous guacamole for the adults. The kids had cheese pizza, mini corn dogs, fruit and veggies to munch on.
Then it was time for cupcakes and singing Happy Birthday to Emma Mae. I think she was seriously overwhelmed. As soon as we started singing she flopped her head down on her highchair tray in her famous "I'm so shy!" move. She was very curious about her cupcake but was so different about eating it then Jake was on his first birthday. He went to town on his cupcake. She just sort of daintily picked at it but she did manage to eat all of the frosting off of it.
We had present opening time. (Jake was happy to help her out with that part.) I asked everyone to write a memory they had of Emma or a current event from the year she was born in her baby book. It was so neat to see what people wrote. I think she will find that very special when she's older. The kids entertained themselves in the backyard most of the party playing with balls and bubbles. Overall, I think they had a great time. I know Jake and Emma did anyway. Now everyone is gone, the house is a wreck again and we are all exhausted. I wouldn't have it any other way!