so the birthday celebration happened over the weekend and it was awesome.
everyone had a really great time...especially Emily :)
we did a brunch thingy with family and a couple of friends.
we served melons and berries, pastries and coffee....and mimosas.
we kicked open the french doors and the weather was perfect.
people milled around and sipped and nibbled and chatted.
there were lots of fresh flowers and here are the napkins i mentioned.
i love the little calico printed animals and thought they matched beautifully
with the banner and birthday letters.
of course i was too busy to snap any decent photos during the party
so i'll have to rely on those taken by the guests and hope they send them my way
however, i did managed to take a few after everyone left
so i would have something to show you.
i must remember for next time how important it is to have photo friendly lighting
anyways, this last one was captured by one of the grandmas
a split second before she ripped it off her head.
i can't really say that i got that quintessential birthday shot
which i'm a little bummed about, but i guess the important thing
is that everyone had a nice time. there's definitely room for improvement
the next time around, but i'm really happy with the way everything went :)
and still a little bit shocked that my baby is now a toddler.