We had a VERY busy weekend filled with a photo shoot, a quick overnight trip to Charlotte, a visit with Yaya, and of course, the birthday party.
It started Thursday night when we headed to Charlotte – we had Becca’s 1st birthday pictures taken there early Friday morning.
This was B’s first time in a hotel, and while she struggled to go to sleep, once she did, she slept all night.
We woke up early the next morning to make sure we were on time for our pictures that began at 8:40. We arrived at Independence Park at 8:20, but found that Jennifer, aka MckMama, was running late – good thing it was her and not us. When she arrived at the park at 9:00, we struggled to locate her in the park. Why you ask. Well, that would be because we were at the WRONG park! Yes, somehow, someway, I got confused on the location. By the time we got to the right park, Freedom Park, it was 9:25 – there was only about 15 minutes left in our hour long session. I was frustrated, overwhelmed, and very sad because I had been so looking forward to this. The only thing I was able to do was cry. Thank goodness Jennifer is so wonderful! She had already explained our situation to the next family (who was already there) and she went to try to salvage what was left of our time. Becca was great, and so was Jennifer, so even though we only had about half an hour, I feel confident that we got some great shots! As soon as I get them, I’ll be sure to post them:)
Yay! We got to meet MckMama!
After leaving Charlotte, we stopped by my Grandma’s house so she could spend some time with Becca.
Becca loves her Yaya, and her Yaya loves her!
These are some of the world’s best kisses – I know from personal experience.
We came home Friday afternoon, and our day continued the same. Everything I did, touched, or looked at turned into a disaster. After messing up her smash cake and then the Oreo pops, I decided it was time to call it a day.
* Note: The reason her smash cake didn’t turn out was because I forgot to add the butter. I realized this the next morning when JP found it (the butter) in the microwave!
Saturday was such an exciting day. I spent A LOT of time planning, shopping, and making things for this day. Even though I didn’t get everything done, it turned out great!
It was such a pretty day. We spent a lot of time playing outside!
This sweet little girl looks (& acts) just like her Momma!
Real men drive pink cars!
We tried so hard to get a picture of the 3 of us, but this little girl wanted to do anything BUT sit still long enough for a picture.
Then, it was cake time! I’m pretty sure this was HER favorite part of the day!
Is anyone shocked that she liked her cake so much?
After that mess, we had to take a bath & change clothes, and then it was present time. Becca got so many wonderful gifts. Our friends and family were more than generous! She is one lucky little girl.
Of course we have to stop & clap for everyone:)
And how does a one year old say thank you? Why, she blows kisses of course!
Miss Addison loved sitting in the swing. In fact, that’s where she sat to play. She even tried to strap herself in!
Kisses for the birthday girl!
Love from her Lala!
I so wanted to get a picture of these two girls together, but it was way past nap time. Addison still tried to give Becca some love.
Last picture before nap time – B & Lily:)
We took a LONG nap, and then we got up and played with all of our new stuff!
It was finally bath time, but that wasn’t the end to our playing because she got some great new toys for the bathtub! They were too much fun.
This was one exhausted little girl – happy and blessed, but tired!