A couple of weeks back, we celebrated Madeleine’s 1st birthday with family and a few friends. I was so sad when I realized that she probably wouldn’t be able to have the party I had always imagined she’d have for her first birthday. My mom heard me say this and decided to plan a very fun, very festive party for her while she was visiting us in early October. Thanks to my mom for hosting!
I know that we could not invite all of our friends/ Madeleine’s friends, but Madeleine still seemed to really enjoy herself. 😀 She was the star of the evening and got lots of “oohs” “aahhs” and clapping cheers, which she thought was totally fantastic. The rest of this post will be mostly pictures, as I have 171 photos that were taken by various guests at the party. Here are the favorites, but still get ready for photo overload!
Then, it was time for the cake smashing!! 🙂 But first, we had to sing to her, and boy did she like that. She looked around in awe that everyone was singing all at the same time and seemed to think it was the coolest thing ever. 😀
Then, on to the cake smashing!
Then it was time for her to open lots of presents! She was certainly spoiled this year. 🙂
Then, as things were winding down, my mom wanted to show everyone how Madeleine had started taking steps. So she demonstrated. See that?!? She loves it! And of course, all of the women in the room got teary for my amazing little girl!
There you have it, a birthday party in photos!