Emery turned a big one-year-old on February 14th. She’s our little sweetheart and it’s so fitting she was born on Valentine’s day. We love her so.
We ended up not throwing a big party this year. I know it is tradition for one-year-olds but it just wasn’t making sense for us this year. We were getting ready to list our home on the market and our condo just isn’t big enough to fit all of her family and friends. At first I had mixed feelings about it and was worried about our decision but now I am SO happy we went with our gut feeling. We partied all day long and did not really have to plan for a thing. Emery even had two birthday dresses- so I that in itself is a successful day.
Shawn and I both took the day off work to just be with her and we celebrated! We woke up and had breakfast and started with a “photo shoot” at home and then went to an adorable place for lunch. They actually gave us the adorable back room that was all decked out in pink and vintage ( my favorite!) when they found out it was her birthday. Later we ran to the grocery store to pick up some goodies and the cashier went to blow up a balloon for her when she found out it was her birthday. I don’t have all the pictures uploaded yet (I’m SO behind on this!)but we did have a little party for her- including her grandparents, her uncle Mike, Sam, and her parents and her best friend, Scarlett (her dog). We went to my parent’s house and everyone spoiled her. She was hilarious with her cake and chose to eat it mainly with her face and not her hands. I’m pretty confident she had an awesome first birthday.
I’m including this picture even though it’s out of focus and even though we look rough. We are so blessed. Happy first birthday, Emery!