It is absolutely unbelievable to me that Elizabeth will be 2 in just a couple of weeks. My heart actually hurts and flutters if I think about it too much. Two years already. I feel like I just brought her home from the hospital.
And then, I feel like I just had her 1st birthday party last week. Has it really already been another year? No way. Time is flying by WAY too fast, and as much as I soak up every second of every day with her, it still takes my breath away.
As we prepare for her 2nd birthday party, I thought I’d better finally show pictures from her 1st party. It seriously feels like it was just last week, so I’m sorry I’m just sharing them with you!
We had a polka dot cupcake theme! She was really still too little to care, but I sure thought it was cute. As a little word of caution, these were my preblogging days, so the pictures aren’t great.
Her birthday was on a Thursday so I of course had to make her cupcakes for her actual birthday! This was her first ever taste of cake! Needless to say, she loved it! My niece and nephew helped me make them!
After we got her cleaned up, we let her see the present from us! It was a dollhouse from my Mama’s that I refinished! To this day, she LOVES it! And I love that Mama had a little part of it!
I made her invites and all of the labels. Saved a ton of money doing it myself.
Here are some of the treats! Icecream cups (so much easier than scooping), chocolate cake pops, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with my top secret frosting!
the birthday girl emerging from her nap and getting dressed to see it all for the first time! I put a clothes line of pictures from her first year on the back wall, and made the pompoms from tissue paper.
I designed all of the labels and cupcake toppers in Microsoft Word and just printed them on cardstock (same for invitations).
She wasn’t so sure about her smash cake!
We served pizzas on the back deck that was also decorated, so that the kids could play in the yard. We had little pools and play stations set up for them to run around and play on out back. But apparently, I didn’t get any pictures of that!
LOVE my girl! Cannot believe she’s already 1 and almost 2.
Her outfit came from this Etsy shop whom I LOVE! We’ve ordered several things from her!
I love you, Elizabeth! It is sooo hard for Mommy to believe that you’re another year older already. You are definitely the most incredible gift God could have ever blessed us with. You are amazing and smart and sososo beautiful! You have your BB’s eyes, my stubbornness, and your Daddy’s persistence so we all know you will do BIG things. It has been pure joy, the past 2 years. I wouldn’t trade a second of the time with you for anything in the world. I hope that one day you know how much I love you, Bean. You are my sunshine for sure!