Friday, January 6, 2017

Charlie's 1st Birthday

When throwing parties is part of your full-time job, it's hard not to go overboard on your baby girl's first birthday. Thankfully I have good friends like Becky who lie to me and tell me it's not too much. Thanks to you, Becky, I was able to brush all guilt aside and indulge...and I had a BLAST. And Wade heeded your advice too, and didn't say a word.

Thank you to all our family and Life Group friends who were able to join us for Charlie's special day. Having you there made the day all the more rich.

Charlie's smash cake - a gift from Chrissy Premeaux. Or, Supremeaux, as I like to call her. Chrissy made Henry's first cake, Sam's first cake, and now Charlie's. Such a special gift from a very special friend...who also knows me well enough to know I do better with party decor than cake decor.

Charlie's party favors. Thank you RMCF.

All of Charlie's favorite foods, on the same platter. Heaven on earth for the birthday girl.

Not quite the full spread, but you get the idea.

The belle of the ball.

With her Papa Ward. The one who blessed her (and her brothers) with their blue eyes.

On her birthday, Charlie started WALKING! As if we needed more to celebrate.

Pumpkin painting for the wee ones.

Blakely rescued Charlie and assisted with the candle blowing.

With Papaw Shaw and Una, who definitely has the touch. Charlie loves you both so much.

Her gift from mom and dad. A Little People doll house. The girl LOVES Little People.

Charlie with her great grandpa. Also known as Papa Bo. Or, just "Papa" by his bride.

After the crowd cleared, Charlie cleaned up the berries.

And not five minutes after she devoured all of the leftover berries, she passed out...and didn't move an inch until evening. I think it's safe to assume she enjoyed her day.

Happy birthday sweet baby girl. We thank God for you every day.

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