Thursday, October 18, 2012

Happy First Birthday November!

November became a big one year old yesterday and her  first birthday party was a beautiful success! We had her party at her daddy's new work, since the restaurant is currently closed on Wednesdays. I've been feeling like a chicken with its head cut off this past week, balancing stressful work life (we have so much to do to prepare for the new store opening), home life with chores (especially without Spencer home as much), my big girl baby, planning this party, and finding time to take care of myself (like eating and showering!)

I'm happy the big day is over, even though there's still a lot to recover from; our kitchen is a disaster from party food prep (I managed one load today!), there's a huge pile of empty boxes from her new toys, I need to wash and sort her new clothes, AND I am physically exhausted! I took all November's naps with her today, and still feel like I need rest (and yoga!) But we are getting there. Nova got her one year shots at the pediatrician today, so she was drowsy and went to bed early tonight, giving me a chance to write this while she sleeps with her sweet head on my chest.

Anyhow, back to the party: she loved it! She relished all the attention and acted like she really knew the special day was all about her. She was so well-behaved and full of smiles. She danced, she ate, she opened presents. She stared wide-eyed as the whole room sand happy birthday, then chowed down on her healthy first birthday cake with whipped coconut cream.
Yum! I'm so happy to have shared this day with our friends and family. The decor turned out lovely as well.
I'm so proud of my baby girl! She absolutely amazes me and I am so blessed to have her in my life!
My mom made a lovely video, I will see about posting that as well this weekend! 

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