As the weeks approached the big 1 year birthday, though, I felt less and less that I wanted her to be 1 and wanted more and more to keep her as baby M. She is so sweet and loving and she gives THE best hugs and snuggles - the nuzzle her head into your neck and wrap her arms tightly around me kind of snuggles! And really, can you blame her for just wanting to be hugged?! I get the feeling though that even as 1 year old M, she will always be a super loving and cuddly little one.
I threw a family party for her at our family beach house. I gave the party a bird theme since she was our early bird by 3 weeks.
|Baby M at our family beach house when she was just 2 weeks old and 1 year old M at her party.|
1. Bubbles and Water Fun (for a hot hot day)
2. Adorable and Unnecessary Party Hat (from Etsy)
1 year old M's cupcake didn't have any coconut, but I added some sprinkles to make it look pretty. She ate the cookie dough in the middle, but wasn't so sure about the cupcake and frosting. She signaled all done pretty quickly. On the other hand, 2 year old B loved her cupcake!
4. Paint Bird Houses
5. Party Favor - Bird Seed Wreaths (click here to learn how to make them)
The party was a whirlwind, but so fun! It was made extra special by our family and friends that came to celebrate 1 year old M's big day!