Kinsley's first birthday was a great success; friends and family came out to celebrate her and join in on our celebration as being parents and surviving the first year as a new family. It truly was and is our most proud accomplishment; raising a little girl and nourishing a new family in sometimes hard and stressful circumstances. Kris sure is gone a lot, but he has to be, as our decision for me to be a stay-at-home mother is very important to us. But when we do see him, life is bliss. Kinsley is for sure a "Daddy's girl," and adores the family time we have together. That was a little bit of a tangent, but I will get back to the party.
As you all know, I was planning Kins' first birthday since before she was born. I always had such spectacular visions of what I would have liked for my first birthday, so I had to give that to someone who is now more important than me, (lol) my Kinsley. And frankly, I just love throwing parties. I love all the planning, buying, decorating, and brainstorming involved in the process, and I absolutely love seeing my vision played out in person. It was such a fun and sometimes exhausting birthday party to throw, but as the mother of Kinsley, I have to say she is so worth the stress.
Toppers from Mon Tresor - An adorable company located in Australia. Cupcakes made by Jen Barry of Barry Cupcakes. So yummy!
Kinsleys' lemonade stand made from a wooden crate and fence posts. It was a weekend project for Kris and I, and for me, I think it makes the party! It definitely something we will save.