Monday, August 29, 2011

Half Birthday

Violet had the best half birthday party ever! Yes, we are those people that celebrate half birthdays. Why not, though? Violet's half birthday just so happens to fall on my brother's actual birthday (so that makes it a bit easier to celebrate Violet). We went out to my parent's house had dinner, cake, and opened gifts. Violet had her very own mini red velvet cake, and although she didn't get to have any, she tried her hardest and got away with a handful of icing. Wish I had a picture of it, but I quickly sat the camera down to keep her from getting a taste. She got a couple of new footie pajamas from Mema and Pa (her great grandparents) and a pink swing from her Pop and Poppie (my parents). She absolutely loves her swing and would get upset when we would stop pushing and attempt to take her out. It was the cutest. I'd say she had a pretty good first half birthday. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Creative Life

It's no secret my mom is incredibly creative and talented, and here is even further proof that she is just that. She participated in a  birthday shadow box swap with some other blogging ladies. This is what she designed and created for the woman she swapped with. Isn't it just out of control cute?! She asked me to take some photos of it to share on the blog that was hosting the swap. I love how they turned out. Check out my mama's wonderfully creative blog My Creative Life Diary. Oh how I love her so.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Color options

Yes, I am that crazy mama starting to plan my baby's first birthday party 6 months and 1 week in advance. I think I have some kind of theme nailed down. I have been accumulating lots of ideas and inspiration on pinterest the past couple of weeks. Violet was born on Valentines Day, so there is a little (subtle, ha!) hint of what it might be. Right now I am just trying to get an idea of the color scheme I would like to go with. These are the two I am throwing around as of this past weekend. Decisions, decisions.