Everyone warned me how fast time would fly.
Boy, were they right.
So, to celebrate Piper's first birthday,
we threw a mad-hatter tea party. I know she
won't remember it, but I sure did have fun
with the decorations - making the hats,
gluing together teacups into crazy leaning towers
(the hot glue gun & I were the best of friends!),
watching Evan & Briante blow up balloons from afar, &
discovering Great Grandma's apron collection for the first time.
I had no idea it would be so exhausting, this party throwing business,
even with all the help we had! Gramma Sara, Evan, & Briante
all helped with the decorations and the food prep.
And Grandma & Grandpa Millar brought the cake &
the technology with them.
Piper & B got to take a short nap before everyone arrived.
They were just too cute :o)
I think it's pretty safe to say that Piper had a great day.
She sure enjoyed her own little personal cake.
It's a good thing the mad-hatters said,
"Let her eat cake dress-free."
(...and thanks for the sink bath afterwords Kayla!)
Grandad brought a movie screen with him and even
made a little slideshow of Piper pics from her first year.
Piper also got birthday wishes from Scotland on Grandad's movie screen too!
She got sooo many presents! And I must admit, I didn't plan
that part very well at all. I have know idea what gift was from who.
It's all a big blur. But, lesson learned for future birthday parties.
...and that lesson is: A gift recorder is a must.
So, thank you everyone that made it to Piper's first birthday.
I know we live pretty far away from everyone else, so it was really
a blessing that you all came. Even though Piper won't remember this
day, I know that me & her dad sure will.