Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Officially Number One

Well, it is official. Little Cute officially turned one! 

She turned one, and oh boy does girl know how to celebrate in style. We had a weekend packed full of fun birthday events. So much so that I didn't even have a free moment to dwell and get too emotional about the milestone. Well...not too much anyway. 

On midnight of her big day, I went into her room and gave her a little smooch and told her happy birthday. I enjoyed the quiet sweet moment because I know in just a hop skip and a jump her midnight birthday celebrations won't be as peaceful. 

When she woke up in the morning she was all smiles and hand claps when the three of us burst in singing Happy Birthday.

After a fun morning of present opening and yummy breakfast, we took our little birthday girl to celebrate at the Georgia Aquarium. We took Cute for his first birthday so we thought we ought to keep up with the fun tradition. 

The Cutes loved it! We started off with the Dolphin Tales show, and both children were mesmerized. It was right up Cute's alley as it was filled with ship captains, sea monsters, battles, and dolphins doing tricks. After the show we toured all the exhibits and ate lunch in the cafe. 

This scuba diver was so fun. He saw the kids waving to him and waved back. Then he swam over to our spot and gave each kid a hi-five on his side of the glass. The kids thought it was hilarious.

Cute found a new pet to take home...

And also enjoyed schooling Little Cute on every fish that swam by. Every. Single. One.

Little Cute was uninterested in the lesson, and just kissed each fish that passed her by. Needless to say there was a lot of kissing. And a lot of sanitizing.

The Cute's also loved how interactive everything was. Happy Feet being one of Cute's longtime favorite movies, he was so excited to see "Mumble" up close and personal.

After we thoroughly explored each exhibit, we headed home to continue the celebration. We made Little Cute's favorite meal, spaghetti and meatballs, and had birthday frosted cookies. Then we wrapped up our day with a family walk and ran into fun neighbor friends for an impromptu backyard bounce house celebration. It was the perfect end to a perfect day.

The birthday celebrations didn't stop there though. On Saturday, we had a fun party planned with our extended family to celebrate. 

I went with a Halloween and dessert theme. Cute ended up having a make up soccer practice and game that morning so it didn't leave us much room to do anything too elaborate. Hubby was quite thankful. 

The desserts were quite easy considering the timing and the theme of the party. With having little free time over the few days leading up to the even, I just went around to every bakery and grocery store and bought out every Halloween themed treat I could find. 

Cheating, yes. Simple, easy, and stress free...yes, yes, and YES!

I ordered the same cupcakes, I did for dinner club last week, and Little Cute was not one second disappointed. She waited patiently while we all sang to her and then it was game on. 

Her second cupcake also did not stand a chance.

Cute not pictured because he was too busy running around manically on the sugar high of all sugar highs. He snuck a cookie from any grandma, aunt or uncle who he could bat those baby blues at.

Did I mention we have an extremely large family?

We are expecting him to come down from the high sometime around March 2016.

It was a great event, and we could not have had a better celebration planned for our sweet girl.

The last order of business for this big one year old was having her 12 month check up.

We learned we have a big, happy, and healthy little girl on our hands. We could not feel more blessed!!!
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