Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Butterfly Party

"Love is like a butterfly:
It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes." -Unknown Author

What could be more perfect for a creeping, crawling one-year-old than a Butterfly party? We spent the entire morning decorating the house with card stock butterflies in pinks and purples. Yaks drew soldiers on his, and Boo opted for
every color in her marker box. Both lovely...and time consuming (win-win).

We used the "scraps" for more decorations.
Every inch of tape was put to decorating use.

Move over, Colin Cowie. Here comes Yaks!

Josh took off early from work, and got Diddles out of her crib from her afternoon nap.

I love their matching bed heads! It's party time.

I bought Diddles a few toys for birthday presents. I had them in a plastic bag in the trunk of the car (or so I thought). When it was time to wrap them, I couldn't find them anywhere! I secretly blamed Josh for throwing them out (sorry, Josh). So, we wrapped her one meager gift and were happy that she was only one, and didn't know the difference.

It's okay, Mom. I'll just play with this DI dolly you got me last month. :\

Just a tip: You CAN use applesauce in cake mix if you run out of oil. The texture isn't as moist, but it turns out pretty tasty (and more healthy)!

"Happy Birthday to YOU!"

Cupcakes: Simply delicious.

Wait a second. WHAT is WRONG with her?

The girl wanted ice cream. I know the feeling.

Then, in the middle of the night, I had a total epiphany as to where I put her presents! I woke up the next morning and found the bag in a Tupperware bin in a corner of the garage (right where it should be). And so began day 2 of our birthday celebrations.
The kids wrapped their little hearts out and used an entire roll of tape. Then they were so sweet to help Diddles unwrap her presents. But then the tides began to change. I noticed something strange happening. Whose toy is this, exactly?

"I'm just showing her how tuh do it."

"I'm just using these twisty ties to tie up Buzz."

"Yaks? Could I have a turn with my toy?"
"No, Didds! I'm doing it!"

"These three are mine, and these three are Yaks'."

Fortunately, she doesn't mind.

There's a lot to be happy about!

"Thanks for coming to my party!
See you next year. :)"


Dianna said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! We love butterflies at our house (a book called Hope for the Flowers started it all). Thanks for sharing the party.

Sarah said...

She is such a beautiful girl. I love the simple, colorful shots you got in the purple shirt.

Glad you found the gifts.

On The Go Family said...

I love your birthday parties and your birthday tributes. I need to hire you out to come do mine!

Sally said...

horrah!! 1 year olds are the best!

Liz said...

The butterfly idea was so cute. And, she is such a pretty girl. I loved the last two pictures.

Nicole said...

I love how the big kids want to play with the baby toys. And I especially like Buzz getting twisty tied! Awesome. So if Diddles is 1 does that really mean you guys have been in Idaho for almost a year too? Crazy how fast time flies!

annettepaulsen2 said...

Oh Amy, She is so cute! I wish I could just hug her! Thank you for the sweet post! Is that the dress that we gave her? It looks so cute on her and lavener is such a pretty color on her. I hope the outfit I sent fits her...sorry I made the clip backwards(opps..*sigh*). Abbs told me after I was all done. Love all the kidos hands on with all the presents...I'm sure Jane's experience this week with her B-day will be a little different...
hehe! Love you! Nana

Mary Jane said...

She's beautiful. I love her pretty hair.