I 'stole' a tradition from one of our friends and decorated Sofia's door for her to wake up to on her birthday (if you can call this decorating):
I tied the balloons to her highchair while she ate, and so every meal had to be eaten with one hand, because the other hand was occupied holding the balloons:
Then we had a party on Saturday with our families, we were so glad that so many people could come, and we missed those that couldn't. Even Grandma and Grandpa Laidlaw drove down from Wyoming for the festivities! We had fun, and Sofia enjoyed the attention and gifts.
My sister in law Darci was kind enough to take pictures, I never managed to take a single one that day, so I definitely owe her!
|Hanging out with Dad, climbing the stairs in her party dress.|
|Watching everyone sing and stare at her...adults can be so weird :)|
|Once she figured out what the cake was, she started shoving it in her mouth in chunks!|
|Fairly clean all things considered...|
|I loved this lime green watering can I got as a gift last summer, so it was my 'theme' inspiration. The cupcakes were also key lime flavored, although they got a little overcooked in my crazy preparations that morning.|
|My tissue paper puffs|
|Lots of balloons!|
And after it was all said and done, we decided that birthdays for your kids are WAY more fun than your own birthday! Happy Birthday Sofia!