her 1st birthday.

Mar 5, 2013

So Violet's party was this past Sunday and while I won't call it a FAIL, I have to say it definitely did not go as planned. I was going to talk about it today but since this post ended up being picture heavy enough, I'll wait on the party talk for another post.

For now, let's talk about Thursday - V's actual birthday ;)

I had decorated around the house and she woke up in the BEST MOOD. I think all sadness I had over her turning 1 was gone the moment she smiled at me that morning :) She is a little fool.

After we had some breakfast, we took her to her 12 month appointment and she had her shots (I know, evil parents doing that to her on her birthday but I was already taking the day off and it worked out ok?) so afterwards we sat in the car trying to cheer her up for a bit and it didn't take long for her to knock out. Ronnie and I then ate a fabulously romantic lunch of Panda Express in the car while she napped. When she woke up, she was in the BEST MOOD again. I swear it's like she knew it was her birthday. ha So then we took her for some froyo and she had the best time. Cutest thing ever.

We decided to then take her to the Zoo but got there and decided it was too windy and chilly for it so we just stopped by some nearby antique stores (I'm sure this is exactly how V wanted to celebrate.) and then headed home. The rest of the day was spent being lazy, playing, eating pizza, trying to take some pictures of her. It was such a fun day!
Why yes, the only things that would keep her sitting still were my phone and her baba.
Please tell me how you got your kids off the bottle. Whatever we're doing ain't working.
We didn't do anything crazy special but I think it was the perfect way to spend her day with her. I still can't believe we have a ONE YEAR OLD!! Looking back now, we could've been done with just that day of celebrating - no party necessary. But, we were having a party and still had that to get ready for...More to come on that!

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undomestic mama said...

Agh! I die. She is so cute. I'm totally not trying to rush you into having more, but you guys make some cute kids :) Looks like a great day to me, glad it turned out to be a fun one.

Jennifer said...

Her hair in the morning is fabulous! I love it.
Looks like a super fun day with the birthday girl! Can't wait to see party pictures!
And don't feel bad...you're not the only parent that schedules shots on their birthday. I did the same thing to our daughter a couple years ago. :oP

Jean said...

loved reading about your romantic lunch date of panda express. you're making my mouth watery and i'm not being sarcastic.

love the sparklies and decoration! great job, mama!

what a sweet doll she is! can't believe it has been a year already, too!

Lauren said...

Looks like a blast love her little hat :-)

Katie said...

Sounds like a perfect way to spend a first birthday - well maybe minus the dr. visit and shots. :)

As far as the bottle - I don't have many ideas. Mine never took a bottle and we don't stop nursing at 1. Will she take a cup? Start with her feedings she is least attached and replace those with a cup. As long as she is getting enough dairy (milk/yogurt/cheese) she doesn't need to drink it all in milk (I think the recommendation is 16 ounces? a day of dairy but I'm not certain) So if she goes a few days where she isn't drinking a lot of milk as you transition that's okay.

Sarah said...

So sweet!! I have a feeling the party has a story behind it....cant wait to hear.

Carissa said...

I LOVE her hair in the first pictures!!! LOL!! So cute!!! Happy 1st Birthday Violet!!!

Suze said...

She is so damn cute. Happy birthday, V! You decorated so nicely. :)

Mellissa "Shia" Rondinelli said...

Loving her morning hair ... super cute! Adorable that you decorated the house for her birthday ... looked great!

Hope you are having a great week!
World According to Shia

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures! Looks like a great birthday. :o)

Christina said...

What a fun day! She looks so happy. I love that you decorated the house for her and that it was just the three of you all day!

As far as bottles go, we started with these cheap, ugly cups that have a soft spout and the boys didn't even really notice. They were totally off the bottle before their first birthdays. Then six months later we went to regular sippy cups.


Mrs. W. said...

She is such a doll. I love your decorations and her festive party hat. She is the sweetest! It sounds like a wonderful day and she seems to have enjoyed all but the shots. :) Happy birthday, MIss V!

Courtney said...

That is the cutest head of bed head ever!

Even though it didn't go how you wanted, I think her party looks awesome! You should be proud that you accomplished so much and I know V will love seeing pictures :)


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