Last weekend we celebrated our sweet little girl’s very first birthday and it wasn’t as bitter sweet as I thought it would be. I am loving watching this silly personality come through the sweet reserved baby I once had. Her baby blue eyes and crazy little smile light up the room and she is so much more of her daddy then I ever could have imagined.

She started walking a week after her birthday, has 7 teeth, and barely any hair (just like her mama did). We are so amazed everyday of what a beautiful little soul she has blossomed into.

We literally spent 1,029 hours blowing up the ALL 362 balloons for her two balloon arches and her balloon wall and we were ready to pass out and have a drink.

We were obsessed with these tiny safari animals that we used as take home gifts for the party..

Ryland wanted to rescue them all and lock them in her room!

We were beyond excited to blow out her her candles and watch her dive into her first birthday cake!!

After thirty something people singing to her she was confused and not really sure what to do next,

so after some enticement..

And making sure momma had some cake too!

We were so overjoyed to have had all of our family and friends come and celebrate with us and I’ve already started pinning for birthday #2!