Birthday recap

{ Friday, July 02, 2010 }
Please indulge me in a few more birthday posts, I have so many pictures I want to share with you from all the events of the last week. We celebrated the bean's birthday with family the weekend before the big day and thankfully the weather cooperated, since we held the party at a park near our house.

I DIYed the happy birthday banner and hung paper lanterns from the rafters of the shelter. We also covered the picnic tables with brown paper and provided crayons for scribbling with. It might be hard to see in the pictures, but we had a few dozen round lollipops that we stuck into polka dotted pails to fit in with our polka dot theme.

The bean loved hanging out with all her family and friends, but the bubble machine may have been her favorite part.

When everyone gathered around and sang happy birthday, she was a bit intimidated but, thanks to a happy camcorder accident, we ended up singing twice and she loved it the second time around. I highly recommend singing twice!
And the birthday cupcake wasn't half bad either.

A few days later, on the bean's actual birthday, we went to the zoo.

She especially loved the little tubes in the prairie dog habitat.

But the ducks were a close second.

After all that excitement, we still had more presents to open, pictures to take and, of course, another round of happy birthday.

She crashed shortly after this picture was taken. It was a good day.


Val said...

Great post! Glad it was great birthday for the bean and her family!

she just keeps getting cuter and cuter!

Anonymous said...

So cute!! You guys did a great job with the party decor - I love the home made banner. You really need to start your own Etsy store!

We go to the CT zoo all the time too, it's perfect for the little ones!

Elise said...

I just linked to your blog from 1 in Vermillion and the prarie dogs tell me we are from the same area :)

Beautiful job on the birthday party! Your little one is adorable.