As you know, sweet Miles turned one last week.
I debated for months on what to do to celebrate his first birthday. I started out with
the plan to do a BIG, BLOWOUT first birthday party like we've done in year's past.
The guest list kept growing, and growing, and growing and I was increasingly more stressed.
I decide to scrap the big party and do something small and intimate with just our family
and closest friends. But there were still people who felt left out and I just couldn't make
"small" work. After so much deliberation and focus on WHO should come to his party and
not WHO the party was for... I finally scrapped the idea of ANY party at all and just focused
on celebrating Miles. We ended up having a little lunch with just our family at our favorite restaurant.
I made a cake, had a sweet little outfit made for him, we got balloons and just kept it simple.
It ended up being the perfect solution and I am so thankful I let go of the anxiety that comes
with a party and a guest list. It just gets really difficult when you have multiple children.
Who do you invite? I have friends who have kids Carson's age... and Slade's age... and Miles's age...
when is it okay to draw the line and just include those who have kids the age of the child
you're celebrating? I'm not sure. But, I do know that choosing to celebrate with family
and queso made us all very happy this past weekend. It was a good call all around.
Something got smudged on my camera-lens mid party so there's a blurry spot on all of these!
But, my goodness if I do not ABSOLUTELY adore this picture! My little Valentine's!
Mommy & Miles... oh my heart!
Carson and cousin Harper... they are the best of buds!
Cake time for the 1 year old... I attempted to make the blue ombre dot cake seen on Pinterest.
My icing was too runny so it kept slipping down the sides. I swiped it all the way around the cake
and ended up with ombre stripes instead. Definitely not going to win any bakery awards...
but it was yummy! And, Miles didn't seem to mind my lack of skills.
Gotta love the singing mariachis on your birthday at Lopez!
Happy, Happy Birthday to our precious Miles!
We had the best time celebrating your first year of life.