Kyle's dad was the first to arrive on Thursday night. He flew in from San Antonio, TX to spend the long weekend with us. Her birthday being on Memorial Day weekend, it also meant that it fell on race weekend. Being from Indianapolis, we have a little race each year we like to call the Indy 500. It is kind of a big deal. So traveling here that weekend is VERY expensive (flights, hotels, etc) and inconvenient. It was also Game 1 of the Eastern conference finals for the Indiana Pacers. ((Love all of our Indy sports!)) So anyone coming our really had to make a sacrifice to get here.
As soon as Macy woke up on Friday morning (the day of her birthday) I went in and sang her Happy Birthday (on video, however no need to post). We snuggled and played and then Kyle's dad took us out to have a big yummy breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Little known fact to me was that Cracker Barrel sells the stinking cutest baby clothes! I had no idea!
|About to chow down on her favorite foods|
|Sweet hat we found in the gift shop that we had to have!|
|Opening a few early presents from Uncle T and Aunt Carol|
|Kyle and I with my family right after the big reveal.|
Between the excitement of their arrival and having a houseful of people, sleep came at a minimal that night. But I couldn't complain because no sleep was worth the joy I had in my heart. Saturday finally came and the day we had been planning for awhile was finally here! My amazing friends, Cassy and Drew, hosted Macy's party at their huge home. We were so appreciative! My theme was chalkboard and bunting in the colors of her nursery- aqua and pink.
|The mantel. The chalkboard was so fun to make!|
|Cake table with a framed picture of her invite|
|Close up of her chalkboard stats and her monthly pics on a banner|
|Seating and high chair|
|My beautiful family! (yes we matched the party... on purpose)|
|My family! Somehow they figured out what we were going to wear and packed to match. Amazing!|
|Macy and her cake. She hated it. Wouldn't touch it.|
|Such a ham all day. Presh.|
|Cassy, the amazing hostess and Lauren, my party planning genius|
Macy was of course spoiled with everything from toys to books to clothes. She did great and I was able to lay her down in her pack and play as soon as it ended. Her party was everything I had every hoped it would be, and way more. Even though the decor was exactly how I imagined it in my head we could have had just a cake and it would have been perfect. It was the people in our lives that made it so special. I will make sure that Macy will always know how special her big first birthday was for the rest of her life. I know I will.