Saturday we had some family and friends over for Bella's 1st birthday party. It was the first time I've had one of the kids parties at home. It was so much more work than I could have imagined! After it was said and done, I was thankful I didn't plan it around a mealtime and serve a meal! We only had snacks and cake and we were beat! Bella and the kids loved it, though, so it was worth it!
Annalee and Bailey were playing with her.
Chloe Grace playing with the ball popper. Isn't she beautiful? :)
My awesome little sister who is way taller than I am.
Mr. French Toast, Malcolm and Ethan chilling out.
The kids were in a trance watching Prince Caspian.
Chloe Grace enjoying a cracker.
Bella's birthday cake. It was the moistest and most delicious chocolate cake I have ever tasted. We definitely have a keeper with this recipe!
Bella took a minute to rest before eating her cake. She needed all of the energy she could muster!
Bella thought it was hilarious that everyone was singing Happy Birthday to her.
I think this picture speaks for itself. She was having a ball!
MMMMMMMMMMMMMM... yummy cake!
She looked like she was about to pass out after eating so much cake!
Amy and Chloe Grace. Chloe Grace is only 3 weeks younger than Bella and is such a sweet baby! We love spending time with her.
Bella loved opening her presents! She loved the bags and the tissue paper the most, I think! She even loved the cards.
Books are one of the best gifts ever! I hope Bella loves reading as much as the rest of us do.
Michael, Chloe Grace and Aunt Cheryle. Michael loves holding Chloe Grace. He says she's easier to hold onto than Bella!
The girls play really well together until they notice each other's pacifiers!
A sleepy Brody came to play, also! He is the sweetest and most laid back baby boy I know.
We were cleaning icing off of Bella's neck and behind her ears for the rest of the afternoon!
She had a great birthday party! We are so thankful for our family and friends that celebrated her first year with us!