For Reynolds’ 1st Birthday, about a month ago, I’d decided that I was either going to 1. be “task-focused” the entire time with a camera in my hand, making sure to get the perfect pictures or 2. hire someone to do that part for me so that I could enjoy the friends and family that came over to celebrate this joyous event.
I hired my good friend Jennifer English and her husband, Russell, to be the photogs for the day. And bribed them with hot dogs and a bouncy house to bring their kids too.
Here are some of my faves…I’ll give commentary on a few of the pictures along the way.
I got several ideas from Pinterest…the cup cake flags (that I made from scrap-book paper and tooth picks) and the “ONE” smash cake pennant (again, made from scrap-book paper, skewers and grey/white twine).
I was so proud of my paper straw wreath…still am proud. It is still hanging in this very spot :)
The 1st Birthday chalk-board sign. I gave Aunt Dana some ideas of what I wanted it to look like, the things to be sure to list and let her go at it!
R’s 12 months of photos…it blew by in the wink of an eye…
Thankful that it wasn’t pouring during the party so the kids could have a great time in the bounce house!
Our sweet Lil-bug. Is this not the perfect picture of her?!
The smash cake and cupcakes were made by my sweet friend Aimée…and boy, were they gooooooood.
Baby bump photo op!
Aunt Dana and Uncle DJ
Mommy and Daddy get in the bounce house!!
My most favorite of them all….and I’ve saved the best for last!
Is this kid not too cute!?! Belly button and all!