Friday, August 22, 2014

First Birthday Pictures

One more birthday post, then I will be done I promise! If you choose to read on, be prepared for picture overload!

Before Rowe's birthday party, Alyson did a little mini session of Rowe and our family. She captured so much of Rowe's personality, and some really special moments. All the pictures were taken in our backyard or under our neighbor's fig tree.

This is how she walks right now, very carefully with her hands straight out.

Brennan picked out Rowe's present from him months ago, and was sooo excited to give it to her. Pacifiers and a girly sippy cup from Kroger. 
She mostly loved the paper!

She was excited to get a baby doll of her own.

How she crawls, still.

Mom made bedding for her doll bed, that I also played with, for Rowe. She used an old quilt that she could only save parts of, and embroidered Rowe's name and a little heart on the back.

She has become quite the daddy's girl.

A Vintage Picnic Party!

I had so much fun with Rowe's birthday party! What is more fitting for a southern little lady, born in late summer, than a vintage picnic in the backyard! Especially when you have a vintage nursery, and a vintage name.

The theme started with a well loved quilt from my paternal grandmother, and it's main colors of pink, red, and blue. Then I found feed sack tablecloths made by my maternal grandmother that coordinated perfectly. I used vintage quilts, tables, and serving pieces collected by Mom and I over the years. I added in festive red and pink balloons to match Rowe's fun personality, and bright zinnias for a girly touch.

The day couldn't have been better! The weather was pretty great for August, and Rowe was as happy as ever. No doubt from looking back at the pictures, she enjoyed her special day. A special thanks to Julie for the wonderful cakes, and my friend Alyson for the photography!

sweet tea, water, and pink lemonade

We used the book Teddy Bears' Picnic for the guests to sign, as a keepsake

Family favors: cookie mix