Monday, August 8, 2011

Party like a one year old!

This past weekend we went to a Hello Kitty Birthday Party for a cutie little birthday girl. There is a lot of excitement that goes into a one year old birthday bash. The first birthday party celebrates a little one who has changed rapidly before your eyes over a year’s time. So many things happen in that first year. The year is packed full of so many firsts: first smile, first laugh, first time rolling over, crawling, standing, first words… The list goes on. So the party is the time to celebrate everything that has happened. At Hudson’s airplane themed party we were surrounded by friends and family who had walked alongside us over the past year. This Hello Kitty Party was the same. We were all excited to focus on the sweet Ella Jane. She was a pro at opening her presents, well at least those that had tissue paper to grab.

It made me start thinking about how awesome it would be if we celebrated everyone in our lives the way we do with one-year olds. I love to see people truly celebrated and acknowledged. My birthday is quickly approaching and I have already been celebrating. I have been thinking about all the things that have happened over the past year. I am ready to turn the big 28 and I am excited to get this next year started. I think some new adventures are in store for me. I am planning on celebrating like a one-year old this Saturday. I am going to surround myself with some great people (my family). I plan to do some pampering or at least take a long shower, snuggle with my men (Jon and the little walkin’ man Hud), maybe a little shopping and definitely some delicious food. Who knows I may eat cake with my hands and make a big mess!


  1. I'm excited to party like a one year old with you. I am glad you are planning on soaking up the day. You always go the distance to love on people. You are so thoughtful in what you offer. You celebrate people beyond that one special day. I've been on the receiving end so many times.
    You always amaze me. You juggle so much. You care for a sleepless baby, you create unique things, you cook, you help kids, Jon, me, Hud, you hope, you encourage honesty, you do it all. You are my best friend and I wish you could be showered with love and celebration extravagantly. I don't think what we express is even comparable to what I want you to experience - you are amazing, and beautiful. Hudson will be excited for the birthday song!!

  2. I was so glad to see you this weekend! I miss spending time with you and getting to have celebrations together. You and your family have always been so good at making people feel special and celebrated. I hope the same can be done for you this year. Love you!


  3. I love seeing that cute picture of Ella. It was a grand celebration and I only wish I could be there to celebrate with you too. I'll be thinking of you this weekend. Eat that cake girl!

  4. You make such a great point! Maybe I'll celebrate my birthday this year by eating cake with my hands too! Hope you have a great one!