It is true, Our sweet lil' pumpkin is having her first birthday. Since Addison was born on Halloween we decided this year to celebrate her birthday with family on Saturday the 27th. Before I get into all the details, let me first start out by saying we had a great weekend. We had a fun filled Saturday so this is just a warning that these next few posts might be a little long. I want to quickly tell you a funny story about Friday night. Tim and I stayed home because I needed to finish cleaning our house and then baking all the yummy treats for Addison's Birthday Party. Tim was so nice to tell me that while I was baking and probably going to be up late, that he would be nice enough to stay up with me. These were his exact words, "This is going to be so much fun, while you are baking I can play Halo 3, that way you won't be up by yourself." Isn't Tim a nice guy. Actually I really did like the fact that he was just in the other room. I kept telling him to keep playing. It's quite enjoyable listening to him talk to his buddies on his headset.
So on to Addison's Birthday Party. . . I was trying to decide on a theme and since she was born on Halloween I thought it would be cute to do a pumpkin theme. Hence the, "Our lil' pumpkin is turning one. (If any of you need an idea for a October Birthday Party next year, I think this was a fun one.)
To go along with the pumpkin theme we served pumpkin chocolate chip bread, pumpkin shaped sugar cookies, cupcakes with pumpkin confetti on them, rice krispies and brownies in the shape of pumpkins of course, and pumpkin shaped sandwich cookies (I will post the recipe later. Trust me you will want it, they are delicious)
We thought it would be fun for the older kids to carve pumpkins. Here are some photos of them carving in action.
Here are the fall marble magnets I made for party favors.
Addison had such a great time. I was a little worried since she didn't want to take a nap before the party. But with no nap she was as happy as could be. She even let everyone hold her, which is a big thing, because she used to be a big mommy and daddy's girl. It was so much fun watching her open her presents. Addison received so many fun things, clothes, toys, dolls, boots. Here are some pictures of her opening up some of her presents.
She loved this princess pillow that my cousin, Brooke, and her family gave her. It opens up and has different princess stories inside.
I know what you are thinking no birthday cake? Tim and I decided we wanted to wait and let her eat one on her actual Birthday.
Addison wanted to say thanks for all the wonderful gifts and for celebrating her birthday with her, she had great time. I also wanted to say thanks for coming. I always have so much fun being able to get together with my family. Thanks for making Addison's special day a memorable one and I hope you all had a great time. One last big thank you to my mom. You are the best, I truly appreciate all your help last week and for coming early to help set up.