I can’t believe our boy is ONE YEAR OLD!? There are a million cliché sayings about parenting and motherhood (and fatherhood), and about how time flies – but it actually really does, especially as a first-time parent. I still remember sitting on the couch holding Ezra during the first few days and weeks, feeling very unsure of myself and feeling like the difficult newborn phase and new-mom anxiety was NEVER going to end. Then somehow, before I knew it, it’s already been one year – I’m more confident as a mom, the newborn phase is over, Ezra is happy, healthy, and learning something new every day. It’s crazy to see and realize that so much time has passed when it really feels like a blink of an eye. Even though he won’t remember his first birthday party, I still wanted to put a lot of time and effort into this party to make it as memorable and as perfect as possible, and I think we succeeded! It was an incredible afternoon spent with family and friends, and even though the heat and humidity were horrific, it was an amazing time!
The party had a paper airplane theme, which was inspired by a really cute invitation I saw on Etsy while I was looking at party invites a while back. When it came time to order, the shop was having issues accepting our PayPal, so I decided to just make an invitation instead. It turned out so cute!
Jack and I handmade the garland by hanging a bunch of paper airplanes to some craft string!
The food was delicious, and my mom and mother-in-law contributed as well! On the menu:
Pasta Salad (My Moms Recipe!)
My most proud DIY accomplishment of all – the cookies! I made sugar cookies and iced with royal icing. I could NOT be happier with how they turned out, and they tasted great too!
He was excited to try some cake for the first time!
It was an amazing day! Happy 1st Birthday Ezra – here’s to many more!