Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Party To Remember

This is my birthday girl on her birthday yesterday. She turned 1.

Her party was today and we had so much fun.

These cute little scratch off tickets I had made from ebay. The winner would find a picture of Ireland under their scratch off area.

The winner? Ireland's cousin Kellen. What did he win? A $10 gift card to Wal-mart and he was so excited over his winning.

We feasted on tons of goodies that my mom and I made.

All of Ireland's presents.

Here is my surprise. This is my husband David. He's working out of town for a year in Illinois and has been able to come home for our last two children's birthdays but wasn't suppose to be able to come home for Ireland's. Well the shutdown he was working on went good so he worked til 1:30 am caught a 5 am flight to Jacksonville and made it about 2 hours before the party. I was still cleaning and getting everything ready with the help of my mom when he walked through the door. My father in law picked him up from the airport to surprise me. I had no idea he was coming and it just made my day. I cried and cried. Priceless.

Here's the birthday girl in her birthday outfit.

Bloomers and all.

With the big brother.

This was one of her favorite things. The balloons. I should have just had everybody bring these.

Her table with her picture matte that has her party invite on it that has pictures of her through her 1st year and then a recent picture. I had everyone sign it then I'll hang it in her room in a frame. I did this for Ansley and love it. The box is her time capsule that I made. She'll get to open it when she's 18 and see all the things people from today put in it for her. Ansley and Dawson have one of these also. I made pictures of her and put them in frames for the adult guest and the kids got goodie boxes with her picture on it.

Ireland opening presents.

As you can see she preferred the tissue paper better.

Ireland and her siblings.

Ireland's big cake,her baby cake,and cupcakes.

Singing Happy Birthday to her and she's not sure what's going on.

She's thinking is that all for me? Oh she wishes.

Nope, but this one is and it's oh so yummy.

At the end of the party this is what the kids went home with and although it was a hit and everyone had fun we're tired and so glad it's done til next year. I guess that's what you get for having 3 kids and their birthdays being Aug.,Sept., Oct. Party overload.


twiceasnicelettering said...

What a wonderful party. You are so creative!! Love everything you did. Such great ideas.
She is a cutie and I'm so glad your hubby could make it. Tell him to bring some warm weather back with him. It's nippy here!

twiceasnicelettering said...

I just love those scratch offs. I had no idea there were such things. The take home boxes are DARLING.
What a wonderful surprise to have your hubby come home. Must be very difficult to be away from him.
Looks like fun was had by all. Have a great week.

Rachel said...

Such a cute party!!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Happy birthday lil bird~ They seem to grow too fast!