TODAY is my baby girl’s very first birthday. It has been an amazing year. She has grown and changed so much, it makes these fleeting moments so precious to me. Aaron and I are so blessed, and SO THANKFUL that God placed her in our lives. Today is a very very special day :)
This past Saturday, June 29th, we had Faith’s 1st Birthday party! It was a wonderful day. All of Faith’s family was over at our house to celebrate. I decorated the backyard, but unfortunately it was raining on and off all day long. Fortunately, God gave us a bit of sunshine here and there, so we could go outside and take some beautiful pics!
And there are LOTS of pictures! So grab a cup of coffee…. you will be scrolling for awhile!
I made the chalkboard. It was so easy. I just bought a poster board frame from Walmart. Sprayed the Plexiglas insert with chalkboard paint. Painted the frame a pistachio green. Put it all back together, and got out my chalk to write on it! I absolutely love it!
I made this birthday wreath, too! It was so fun to make. There are lots of creative ideas on how to make one on Pinterest, and Google. Just search for “birthday wreath” and you’ll find lots of great examples!
I designed her birthday cakes. I scanned the images from her birthday decorations; the butterflies, bumble bees, flowers, and ladybugs… then I got to work in Photoshop adding the images all together. I took the images to Walmart, and had them print it out on edible sheets to place on a sheet cake, and her own little smash cake.
The number 1 image was not only on her smash cake, but I also ironed the image onto her birthday onesie!
Happy Birthday Dear Faith, Happy Birthday to youuu!!! ♥
Here is a video of us singing Happy Birthday to Faith, and her digging into her cake!
Our neighbor, Robert, gave Faith this card. I love what he wrote :)
Faith’s cousins, Abby and Lilly, made her birthday cards. I love them!
Here is a video of Faith opening her gifts!
Aaron made Faith a large 4′ x 4′ sandbox made of cedar. It took about 16 bags of play sand to fill it. I absolutely love it! I hope it lasts forever! He put so much love into it. I painted some flowers, and her name on the corner seats. We also got her some sand toys to play with :)
And lastly, here are some family moments with the birthday girl ♥
Aaron also made this picnic table for extra sitting room.
I made Faith’s entire birthday outfit in these pictures below. I made the tutu with hot pink and lime green tulle (so easy to make) and I ironed on the number 1 on her onesie, and I also added a number 1 sticker, and pink feather trim to her birthday hat!
Although her birthday party is over, we still wanted to do something special today for her birthday, so Aaron and I decided to go out and get her one last birthday present…
We named her Cleo… after the goldfish from Pinocchio! :)
Today, I also made a handprint of her hand…
What a year it has been! We love you, Faith, with all our heart! ♥