Can you believe it? She's one.
One whole year has gone by since I welcomed her into my life. One whole year of change. One whole year of complete and utter love. One whole year of us.
Her actual birthday was pretty much a normal day. I had so much prep to do for her birthday party that I took the day off work, but Poppy still went to daycare. I took in a little cake and we had some morning tea with her kindy friends, then as she headed off for a nap, I headed off to finish off the shopping. It was no easy feat, and not a cheap one either. (I refuse to calculate how much it all cost, because I don't want to admit it to myself...)
Her birthday was on the Friday, so I had her birthday party on the Sunday at the park at the end of my street. I organised a Jumping Castle, and had about 20 kids, and 25 adults coming along to share in the fun.
And Poppy had the best time. She still amazes me at how amazing she is. She didn't throw a tantrum once. She didn't scream, didn't cry, wasn't temperamental, nothing. She loved being passed around so everyone could have a cuddle. She loved being the center of attention (quite unlike her mother!), and she had an amazing time.
The week before her birthday, my amazing Sister In Law Missy took some more photos of Poppy as part of her 1st birthday Cake Smash. I'll share them in the next entry, because they are SO ADORABLE and deserve an entry all to themselves. Plus, I have heaps of photos from her birthday party to share as well, but I'll just give you a few to have a look at.
We all had so much fun, and I'm glad it's over for another year. No more stress, no more pain, and not so broke!
Daycare make a pretty sign and put up photos for Poppy's first birthday party at Kindy
Opening presents with her friend Olivia
Not quite sure what to do on this jumping castle, but I'll give it a shot!
Okay, now I'm having fun! :)
YAY!!! Jumping around a bit more now...
Poppy's cakes. One was chocolate sponge, the other was Vanilla sponge
Time to cut the cake!
Having a tea party with my best friends Mum and Dad, and her new Giggle Dolly
She loves balloons! She's not even frightened when they pop!
So exhausted after a long long day, she didn't even move an inch during this nap... I feel your pain bubba, I feel ya!
We had a great day, surrounded by all the people who have loved and supported us through this past year, and who I hope will be there for a long time to come. (Except for the weird old man who lives next door who just turned up out of the blue and was creeping everyone out!)
It's hard to believe it's been a whole year, but what it year it has been!
Love you bubba..