Saturday, June 28, 2008

Lucia's First B-day BASH!

Lucia reminds of me of my favorite flowers Gerbera Daisies. . . I have always been captivated by them. They are bright, cheerful, fun, and kind of have a mind of their own - SASSY - they perk up and droop whenever they want to, and they always make me SMILE! Lucia smiles all the time and makes everyone around her smile. Their bright cheerful colors remind me of the colors you see in Guatemala. Lucia is so fun and sassy and most of all just simply beautiful and captivating. When it came time to decide on a theme for the party (I'm actually not very themey. . . .) I decided to fill the house with Gerbera daisies! It was bright & fun just like in Guatemala and just like our sweet daughter! Here are some highlights of the party. . .

When we went to pick up Lucia and bring her home we bought all the party favors for her first Birthday. I filled this bucket with woven Guatemalan balls (like hackey sacks) and darling Guatemalan necklaces! The kids loved them.
My mom made these darling baby cupcakes.
I got the famous open mouth kiss on her birthday!

She loved the Tres Leches cake!
After all the kids gave the pinata two good swings and it still did not break . . Jon finished it off!
I made Lucia a book full of 8x10 photos of all her family that have loved her in her life. . . our family and extended family, her Foster family and her Birth Mother. She loves photos. Instead of other gifts. . . . donations were made to start sponsoring a child through Mayan Families in Lucia's name. I can't wait to see a picture of the child we are going to sponsor.
We had a canvas representation of the invitation we sent out made and put it up in the entry way. It will eventually go up in her nursery to remember her first B-day. Of course we used - the cutest cards on the planet!
Grammy gave Lucia a family of Giraffes. Each one she made a bead necklace for with each family members name on it. Lucia's loves stuffed animals. . .she squeals and hugs them so tight!

We all sang "Feliz Cumpleanos a Ti'" to her and Aaron played his quitar. She was thrilled. She adores her Daddy singing to her.
I love this picture of my two sons. . . Lucia is looking at them like are these really my brothers??????? They are NUTS!"Is this really for me. . . what have you all being keeping from me all this time????"
Keagan was so excited for her to try her first peice of cake.

The girls eating. .. Sophie. . Anna. . . Amelia. . .
The cake tutu! Yes, I know totally overboard. When I told aaron we could not do the cake yet I needed to go change Lucia into her cake tutu. . . I can't write on the blog what he said. I never in a million years would of thought I would google "tutu" spend hours looking at all the tutus, and then actually purchase one! What has happened to me?
Two of our favorite people in the world ~ Whit and Jordan!
Playing Peek-a-Boo with Patty, proof she covers her ears not her eyes. It is so funny! Then she flings her hands down and says BOO!
All the kids after we sang.

I love this Gerbera Daisy. . it is unique and so fun!
Gerber Pinata!
Lucia in her Birthday Daisy outfit. Eating her first chip ever.
My baby girl!
Of course she had to include Murphy in her big day.


ryan & janny said...

...i don't think I can look at this anymore. It's getting too hard to be away and not know her.
love you!

whitney tampien said...

I've decided that Lucia brings out the biggest smiles from EVERYONE... prime example, ME in that picture!! :) Her birthday bash was so wonderful and joyous... such a great reflection of her! We're so glad we could be a part of it.

The gFamily said...

WOW, that looks like SO much fun!!! Everything was absolutely PERFECT, just like Lucia!! I love all the fresh flowers and the cake tutu!!!

Happy birthday again, Lucia! Enjoy this very special year of being a one year old!!!

Tricia said...

Ohhhhhhhh my word!!!!!

SO PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I remember the celebration of your first year. We were so happy and had so much fun with you. Now you are enjoying the thrill of your own little daughter! Pure joy!


Keith and Meghan said...

Woo Hoo!!! Happy Birthday Lucy!!!

Tinseth Family said...

You are so creative. I love everything about the party. Great pictures and details. Sad and exciting to see her turning 1. What a beautiful family you have. Take care and God bless.

Lindsay Murphy said...

What an amazing sad I missed it! I loved the tutu and need to here what Aaron really said about it:) And of course, Murphy had to make an appearance! What a happy day...we love you Lucy!!

demp5 said...

Thank you for sharing all these darling photos of your special day. Lucia is absolutely a doll, and anyone can see how much joy she brings to your family!

JeffandKatyRiddell said...

Looks like it was quite the fiesta!!!! Again...she is so adorable, especially in her cake tutu...good pick Darc.

tlmcmurray said...

I am living vicariously thru your blog. My last name is also McMurray & I have all boys. Lucia is so cute it makes my heart sing :) You are all so lucky to have one another.


Terri Anne said...

Happy Birthday Baby Lucia!!!! What a fun day!! I love all the thought you put into every little detail!!

Chantelle Becking said...

Lucia is amazing! Her dimples are too cute! And I am thinkign we need to work out an arrangement when and if you are ever going to sell some of her old clothes...We are starting the process again!...Will post more on the blog soon. Still in the works.
I love seeing all of the great b-day celebration pics!!!! What an awesome family you guys have!
Chantelle, Eric & Bianca