I cannot believe that it has been a year since Avery was born! Time really does go by so fast. She is so big and learns new things everyday. She is always our best and most enjoyable source of entertainment. We had her 1st bird-day party on Saturday afternoon at my parents house. I wanted to do it on her birthday but since it was smack in the middle of the week it didn't really work because Kurtis would be at work and its not like she knows anyway so it worked out well to do it on Saturday. I am so glad that most of our families got to be there. Kurtis's parents came up from Salina and Krista, Kim, Kathy and Karla were there as well. Kelly had to work and Kenalee is of course in Las Vegas. I always love when we can have an excuse to get almost everyone together.
I kind of went a little crazy on getting ready for the party. It is my first child's first birthday afterall, isn't that what you are supposed to do?! I spent most of the week making the decorations, the cupcake picks, and the cake but it was worth it.
I had a picture in my head of what the cake was going to look like and it didn't turn out exactly how I planned but it worked out well and was pretty cute for the most part.
Avery had a blast and I was so impressed and proud of how long her attention span was. There was probably a good 40 minutes of present opening and she sat on Kurtis's lap the whole time and opened her presents.
She was so funny with her cake at first. She just picked at it very carefully with her fingers.
Then she got all into it and smeared it around all over, and wanted the share with everyone else!
This is the clean up afterward. It was much easier to stick her in the sink then to haul her upstairs to the bathtub!