A "Baby Love" First Birthday

I decided around Valentine's Day of this year, as super cute heart decor was popping up everywhere, that I wanted to do a "Baby Love" themed birthday for my sweet girl.  This seemed like an obvious choice as that had become my instant nickname for our little one, pretty much right after we found out we were pregnant.  I got a little overwhelmed with all the inspiration out there, but in the end we loved Selah's first special day, and had so much fun celebrating our firstborn.

The week of Selah's birthday my mom, Kevin and I managed to pull off what I felt was a sweet and simple party on what turned out to be a beautiful day in September.  Here are some of my favorite pics from our Selah girl's first birthday. (As I was posting these I realize I have way too many...I'll have to do a separate one for cute pics of the cousins and grandparents!)

I made a special banner for Selah - but we had to move locations at the last minute due to rain...so we lost our trees to hang it on. This photo is staged...our brothers are holding it up! :)

She wasn't too entirely interested in blowing out the candle...probably because she was fascinated by the crowd staring at her and cheering her on!

I made Selah a cake from the wholesomebabyfood.com website.  It
definitely tasted healthy.  Ha.


(This is Selah's cousin Braelyn...they share the same birthday!  Crazy and sweet:)

Special thanks to Kevin for being an awesome husband and daddy...
and for being patient with me during last minute party prep!

(My mom entertained the kids with balloon animals...she's the best!)

My grandma with Selah's cousins, Kaydance, Chase, and new baby Harper

Cousins Jallen and Jaxon watching Selah open presents

Selah was blessed with so many sweet gifts from family...and one from mommy and daddy...

Daddy handed us the "special pink box" we had wrapped...

This was a gift everyone especially liked...

We are so excited to announce Baby Love #2! (Due April 2013)

My family...

and Kevin's family.

We had a special blessing and prayer time for our birthday girl.

 Selah was happy and proud to stand and practice her walking for the crowd!

My mom bought this super cute seersucker dress for Selah in Franklin, TN during
our girls' week back in May.  I cut out and stitched the heart on it for the party.

Being silly with Papa Paul.

I could not have gotten everything done without my mom...
ESPECIALLY in light of my current condition. :)

So glad my grandma could make it!

Later that day Selah practiced for her new role...I think she'll do quite well. :)

 We love you Selah girl!  It has been our joy and honor to be your parents this very first year of your life...God has changed us forever through you, and we are so, so grateful.  We look forward to many more celebrations and memories made with you as we enjoy the adventure of our growing family!  You, my precious daughter are a treasure, and I'm thankful beyond words that I get to be your mommy.


Erin A said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful party!! So sweet, love the details!!

And CONGRATULATIONS on your amazing news!! I can't believe your cover hasn't already been blown on facebook since you had this party over a month ago, those are some well behaved guests not writing something on your wall!

Congrats again, on sweet Selah and Baby Love #2!

Page said...

Thank you so much Erin!! I have a whole new respect for you gals that make party planning look so smooth and seamless. :)

And yes, I was impressed some family members didn't out me, especially due to being such a slow blogger! Thanks again...I hope London has been a fun adventure so far!

Tiffany said...

Everything was so beautiful! What a perfect theme for your sweet baby love! : ) Congratulations on the big news! How exciting! And I can't think of a more perfect way to announce it! A sibling is the best gift for Selah! So excited for your family!

Rachel and John said...

YAY! Happy BIrthday to Selah and Congrats on number 2!!

Page said...

Thank you Tiffany!! I'm thankful to have people like you to learn from when it comes to loving on multiple kiddos! I can't wait to see them together. :)

Thanks so much Rachel...excited to join you on waiting for our second little ones!

Blair said...

The party was beautiful, Page! Your little one is a doll and I can't wait to meet #2. Congrats to you and Kevin!

Melanie said...

That is probably one of the most beautiful first birthday parties I've ever seen! You did an AMAZING job and the pictures were awesome! And CONGRATS on the new baby on the way!!!!! BTW..anyone ever tell you you look like Reece Witherspoon?! You could be a model!!

Page said...

Thank you Blair! It's fun to see your pics and all the memories you're making with sweet Eli! :)

Melanie, you are too kind - thank you so much!! :) We had so much fun celebrating her, as I know you can relate to! Thank you for always being such an encouragement to me!!