Sunday, November 1, 2009

Birthday Celebration

It all began with these invitation I made:

Lily's Grandpa and Grandma McLelland, Aunt Anna, and Great-Grandparents Ashby came to her birthday party. We had so much fun! During the celebration, Lily decided to WALK! She had been taking a few steps here and there for a couple of weeks, but then she decided to take several while all the visitors were here. It was a pleasant surprised and all were excited!

She received LOTS of great gifts! Adorable clothes, fun toys and books!

We had decided to make a tradition of carving pumpkins at her birthday party, since her birthday is the 25th. Here are some pictures of the carving in action:

Great-Grandma Beth


Lily wanted to help too!

Aunt Anna busy, busy, busy

Grandma Gail

Playing with her new toys, after we went out to eat dinner. (She got a lot of her dinner in her hair, that is why she has a mowhawk. I tried to clean it a little before she ate her cake and before her quick bath)
We then enjoyed a yummy cake and ice cream. I had a lot of fun making this cake!
She gobbled it all up! Including the ice cream! :)
Following cake and ice cream, it was time to light the pumpkins
and get ready for trick-or-treating
Our little giraffe
It was a WONDERFUL weekend! I truly wish it did not end because we enjoyed having company, and Lily had fun playing with others (and not just boring ol' mom!) We're so grateful to be living out West versus living in New England! Thank you for all those who attended and sent gifts for our Little Pumpkin!


Megan said...

What a fun party! I love that her birthday was Halloween-themed. And not spooky Halloween, but fall-Halloween :)

nanci said...

What a fun birthday party! The cake is fantastic and the jack-o-lanterns look great.

Happy Belated Birthday, Lily!

Marcy said...

Can't believe she's one already! Glad you all had a fun time celebrating!
CUTE pumpkins (including Lily!)

krisjane said...

So cute!! I love the cake and invitations you made! They were adorable! Lily is SO cute, and that is really fun that she walked during her party!

Brandon and Sarah said...

What cute invites! You're so creative! Lily is absolutely adorable. Happy Birthday!