Turning One

In just a few days, Blaire will be 11 months old, which means it’s time to plan her first birthday party! I’ve been working on some adorable invites and have putting together a fun theme. I love all things girly (think pink and glitter). So after lots of Pinteresting I found the perfect theme! (I’m not really sure how anything was ever planned before Pinterest.) We/I decided to go with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I LOVE gold and pink/coral, so I just fell in love with all of the photos below. I’m so excited to start crafting. We decided on a small, family birthday party. I know it’s hard to keep things small for a first birthday, but we’re going to try!

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What do you think? What theme did you have for your little ones first birthday?

It’s My Birthday Week!

I can’t believe it’s only 4 days until Christmas… you know what that means?! Maybe you don’t. In that case, I’ll just tell you… Only 3 days until my birthday! We have been so busy this past week. We finished all of our Christmas shopping and have all of the gifts wrapped and under the tree.

Wednesday night was a rough night! Poor Blaire still has her cold and was still waiting for those new teeth to pop through. She wouldn’t fall asleep, and when she finally did, she would only sleep on Jason. She was awake for several hours throughout the night and was miserable.

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Thursday she was at daycare, where she would only nap while being held. I’m not sure what it was, but Thursday night, Blaire slept through the night! She went to bed at 8:30, and woke for a minute at 9:30. I went in and laid her back down, and she slept until I woke her up the next morning at 7:30! We heard her moving around a little bit throughout the night, but each time she got herself comfortable and fell back asleep. We were SO excited, to say the least! It felt amazing to get so much sleep, especially after such a rough night.

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Friday, Blaire left daycare with three Christmas gifts and she had so much fun opening them all. It was perfect practice for the week ahead. On Saturday we went to breakfast with Santa. Blaire could see Santa from her highchair during breakfast, so she basically kept one eye on him the whole time. He came over at one point (walking very slowly) and she was actually okay with it. She also sat on his lap for about 10 seconds before she started crying. Third time seeing Santa was a charm, I guess! ;) Then we headed back to my hometown for my work Christmas Party. I wanted a quick trim before the party, but ended up chopping off a couple inches. I figured I might as well embrace the short hair while I have it. Today we did lots of cleaning and relaxing. And FINALLY… one of Blaire’s top teeth finally popped through. It’s her top left, and I hope that means our girl will be feeling like herself soon.

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Every year after my birthday I always think I won’t be as excited the next year as I’m getting older (ew). But once it creeps up on me I’m so excited because it’s my birthday AND Christmas! What could be better? How excited are you for the holidays? xo