Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Look Who's One!

Yes, this little girl is now one!  And proud as can be, as you can see!  On the morning of her birthday, I took her outside for a little birthday photoshoot, and here are some of the results.

I obsessed (and I mean really obsessed!) about what she would wear on her first birthday.  Funny, I never really thought much about it with the boys, but oh my, this little girl was going to have the perfect outfit on her birthday!  I had just about given up hope of finding something suitable, when I came across this seller on Etsy.  I fell in love with these little ruffled sunsuits she makes, and found my girl's birthday outfit!  As you can see, I also made a matching birthday crown for her to wear!

I've been trying out the pigtails on her, but they only last for so long!

Oh my, how cute is that ruffled bum???

And here was her party.  It was just a few family members, but I wanted to decorate just the same.  Something about the fact that this was going to be my last "first" birthday party.... sniff!
Most of my family thought I was nuts for hanging sheets and blankets up on the walls, but I wanted a pretty backdrop for everything, as I'm sure you all can relate to!

Not sure that you can see it very well, but I made a bunting with vintage embroideries of birthday girls on the flags to hang on the wall.

My sister and her boyfriend made the cake-isn't it gorgeous?  And yummy, too!

And here's the birthday girl eating her cake.  None of my kids are the sorts to dive in and make a huge mess, so this was as messy as it got!

It goes without saying that she got plenty of dolls and strollers and baby carriages on her special day, including this doll I had made for her.  She's slowly but surely starting to show interest in her dolls, so I hope to have the opportunity to make lots more for her!


Rose Garden Romantic said...

Happy 1st Birthday, Sweet Avery!!! She looks so adorable in her little suit and hat! She is such a beauty with those gorgeous eyes of hers! You created a lovely backdrop for the party with the sheets and all the little decorating details were so sweet! My little guy loves dolls, too! He is obsessed with my vintage doll head that has no body! haha!
Enjoy that sweetie pie girlie and your cute boys!

Family Valois said...

oh, I have been eagerly awaiting a new post, and I get to see all this cuteness. I love the sheets/decorating. It is soooo sweet. Wow, ...I can't even believe how cute it all looks!

Congrats to you all!

lilith said...

how adorable! the cake is fabulous!!!! and your home deco feels like a vintage fairytale!
my sweetie likes her rag doll very much too now! and she likes to feed her it's so funny!

s a n s k u :) said...

gorgeous pictures! she is so sweet! i think it's fun to decorate for parties. loved your decorations. sheets too! :)

marissa said...

Love all the adorable pictures, she such a sweetie. So glad my little jumper could be a part of the celebration!

Sandy Michelle said...

Happy belated birthday to your doll! It seems like just yesterday that she was born!

Sandy xox