I had originally intended to do a Story Book theme but couldn't find any decorations that I liked...I found this 1st Birthday Baby Rocker stuff & loved it! Because of our horrible lighting the photo makes it seem more orange but really it was hot pink & black with silver accents...
I even found these adorable hair clips that matched her decorations & couldn't resist...we each wore one in our hair...
Here we are together...what a pair!
Even though we changed up the decorations, I still requested that everyone bring her a book as a gift...my very thoughtful friend also brought her this basket to put all her new books in...to this day, Elena empties it of her books, picks one then sits in the basket to read...it's her official reading spot!
After a quick wardrobe change, I let her demolish a piece of her cake...surprisingly, the black icing didn't stain!
It was funny watching her dig into her cake...she was very apprehensive at first & very serious about it...like she knew this was a one time thing & wanted to savor the experience.
Lastly, this has become my favourite photo...even though she's not smiling, there's somehting about it that speaks volumes about her personality to me...you know it will become my new header!