Claire’s 1st Birthday Party

Our little pumpkin is ONE! I had the most fun planning this party for Claire and celebrating her with our family. Before I get into all the party details, I have a few things to say about this past year…

This year has been crazy. Crazy good. Crazy hard. Crazy funny. Crazy sweet. Crazy exhausting. Crazy messy. Crazy cute. I could go on…You just don’t know until you’re here what it means to be a mom. I adore Claire and love literally every minute I get with her. Her being around has revealed so much about myself  I didn’t know before…it’s pretty unbelievable how selfish and short tempered I can be, then moments later I have all the patience in the world for her. In that, Claire being around has put be before the Lord from the moment we found out about her- praying, seeking, learning to trust that He has her. It is bitter sweet to have the first year behind us. It seems to have come and gone so quickly. The days are long and the years are short, this saying has never felt more true.

I also have to say a word about my husband. He has been the best leader and teammate. He really has done it all…he sleepily sat up with me on the long newborn nights while I fed Claire. He has listened numerous time to me panicking about giving Tylenol or not. He has fed her countless meals, changed diapers, gone to every doctor appointment, rocked her for hours, bathed her, dressed her, cut her finger nails, taught her, prayed for her, kissed her, loved her. He is my rock and I would be entirely lost without him. Claire and I are so thankful. SIDENOTE to all single people…choose your spouse wisely. Being married with children is not for the faint of heart. Just sayin.

OKAY on to the party details….

Banner, invitations and calligraphy by Rachel Kathryn Designs

Photos taken by Picturesque Photos by Amanda

Cake by Nothing Bundt Cakes

Cake topper from Etsy

Confetti from Etsy

Flowers from Whole Foods

Party Hats from Target

Linens & Chairs Party Pro Rents

 

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