The Big Day

As I mentioned in my previous party post, we worked down to the last minute to get everything ready for the big day. But every bit of work was absolutely worth it because Emerson had the best time. It was so much fun celebrating one year with our darling girl! I promise these are the last of the party pictures... :)

Getting Ready:
 Chatting with Momma while waiting for the guests to arrive:
A few of the special guests:

(This was the first time we have had all 6 of the cousins together. Can you believe we have 6 girls? We will be in so much trouble when they are teenagers!)

Cake Time:
I thought she might be a little scared when we started singing "Happy Birthday" but she loved it!
I gave her a little taste of cake and that was all it took to get her to dig in!
Then her Daddy showed her how to lean in and take a bite...
It was all over after that!
 She loved her cake and I think she would have kept eating if I hadn't taken it away!

After cake, it was time to open presents. She helped open the first one, but pretty much lost interest after that because she just wanted to play with her new toys!
She got so many cute outfits, some neat books, and lots of new toys. She loved all of it!
After opening her presents, we brought out her big present from Momma and Daddy: a Smart Trike.
 She was so excited!!!

It is by far one of the best purchases we have made yet. She absolutely loves it and wants to go outside all day to ride!

The final event of the big day was the piƱata. We lined all of the kiddos up and watched from the sidelines as they did their best to break it. Of course, we had to give our sweet girl a turn first.
The kids had a blast it hitting it but I think they were most excited when the candy fell out! I didn't mind if they started eating it right away because I knew most of them were going home soon after. Haha! :)

Of course,we couldn't end the party without one more family picture. Notice my crazy hair and how tired Jesse and Emerson look?  I think all that last minute running around finally caught up with us and we vowed to get started on her second birthday party ASAP... ;)
I really couldn't have asked for a better day for our baby girl. She was surrounded by so many people who love her and I was really honored that so many of our family members made the long drive to come celebrate with us. We are truly blessed!

Go here and here for more details about the party.
Emily Powell said...

I really wanted to get a smart trike but with the play kitchen and wagon and cozy coupe I just cannot find the space!

Stephanie said...

It looks like such a special day, and I love that you have so many pictures to remember it by.

Katie said...

Little E was having so much fun and looking fabulous in her birthday gear!!! What fun:)

Lauren said...

Looks like you guys had an awesome day! My sister got Alex a Smart Trike and he LOVES it! We got him a water table and that is a serious hit as well.

Mallorie said...

LOVE that little smart trike! Looks like y'all had a blast! I lovee how tired y'all are in that last pic! But so worth it, right? :-)

Beth Ann said...

Looks like a great day! Love your hair color- you look great!

agalandherdog said...

She is adorable! My best friend named her little girl Emerson too!

Anonymous said...

looks like you all had a great time! she looked adorable, and i love your hair and how fit you are!
tons of memories made!

J and A said...

Looks like a great day! Love her bike, you will have a ton of fun with that and the last family shot is great. :) Memories!!

Anonymous said...

Aww so sweet. Looks like a lot of fun. I love your hair dark, you look great :)

Gabriella said...

I love the cake pictures! Looks like she had an amazing first birthday. She looked adorable in her birthday outfit. Everything looked perfect! :)

Megan said...

Everything is absolutely precious!! I love that she went to town on the cake!! That's my kind of girl. Haha!

Callie Nicole said...

OH, it looks like it was so fun!

luvbnmom said...

Looks like she had a lot of fun! The party tutu was the cutest, and the picture of her leaning in I eat the cake is priceless! Congrats!

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