Evelyn's 1st Birthday was on Saturday and I'm finally getting to the computer to post pictures. No one told me just how exhausted we'd be after hosting Evelyn's party! I guess I thought that only the birthday girl would really feel tired after her big day.
June 25th was filled with activity and company! We felt so blessed to have so many of our wonderful friends join us for the celebration. None of our family could make it to the party (we'll have a family celebration soon), so having friends to celebrate with on Evelyn's actual birthday was truly a gift!
We had a garden themed birthday for Evelyn (with her middle name being Rose, we felt a garden theme was more than appropriate). I had so much fun designing invitations to match the theme and planning our appetizers and decorations for the garden birthday!
I wanted the invite to include pictures from Evelyn's first 11 months of life in this world. I made 11 petals and pasted a picture from each month on the petals of the flower. Each month I took pictures of Evelyn and her Bunny, so that we could measure her growth against the same object! All of the pictures I used for the flower were from the individual monthly shoots with Bunny.
|Evelyn's 1st Birthday Invitation|
|A pineapple, grape and blueberry bouquet! Yum!|
|A cheesy bouquet|
|Appetizers on the move... time for cake!|
|Edible worms and dirt and a trowel for a spoon...|
doesn't get any better!
|Some of the spread... photographed the day after the event!|
|Evelyn didn't know quite what to do with Gus.|
She's never seen him with facial hair!
It was a truly special day for Evelyn! We can't believe our little girl is one! We feel so blessed to have her in our lives! She is a precious rose in God's beautiful garden and we are so grateful that He has chosen us to be her parents!