Thursday, 25 August 2011

Party Time

On Saturday, our family gathered at our house for Penelope’s 1st birthday.  We had family from here in town, Canmore, Saskatoon, Red Deer and Prince Albert all visiting and most stayed at our house.  
The first photos are from setting up the backyard before the guests arrived:
The guests hadn’t even arrived yet and this was Penelope fast asleep on Uncle Brad’s lap.  It was pretty darn cute.  I wish I could sleep like that!  Can’t wait to show Penelope what a party popper she is/was.  Hahah
The various tables housing food, more food, presents (Finley’s favourites) and utensils/plates etc
Here is Penelope’s birthday cake.  I wish I would have gotten a photo of the inside of the cake – it was rainbow!  I googled rainbow cake and found a recipe where they used a cake mix and then to make it coloured they used food colouring, soda and gelatine and all kinds of things i had never heard of and clearly didn’t have.  So I just divided the batter (which i made from scratch) into 4 or 5 yogurt containers, added food colouring and hoped for the best. The batter I had made was absolutely delicious so I had high hopes.  Thankfully it turned out great and Greg did a great job decorating it.
Cake time for the birthday girl!!  You must note her fantastic outfit.  both pieces combined cost just over $5.  Gotta love the clearance rack at Target.  Her t-shirt read “I’m The Birthday Girl”.  A fantastic keepsake for her memory box.
Finley and Grandma Jen helping Penelope blow out her candle
The sweetest photo from the day.  She looks so big. 
Finley sharing her cake with Penelope.  Somehow no cake got delivered to Penelope (which was ok with me)  Finley was happy to share with her little sister.  Runner up for sweet photo…
Present time!!  Penelope had little interest in opening presents, thankfully Finley, Madi + Tanner enjoyed helping her.  She enjoyed the toys and books but not the clothes.
All the family visiting amongst one another…
Madi + Penelope taking down the one crafty thing I did that turned out pretty good.  Although Penelope did look cute with the crown on!
It was a fantastic day and we are so happy that so many joined us in celebrating our baby girl’s first birthday.  I still can’t believe my baby is 1.  It’s amazing how fast they grow.  It seems like I blinked once and the year is over. 
Thanks again everybody!

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