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Par-tay!

I have too many photos from this party. Not even do I have too many photos, but I have too many cute photos! And I can’t post all 242 on the blog cause that would just be ridiculous. And I’m having a really hard time picking my favorites, but I will do my best!

We had the party at my parent’s house and the theme was pink grapefruit… and when I use the word “theme” I use it lightly. All that really meant was that we used pink and yellow as the colors. I was more interested in being able to enjoy the day with the girls than running around like a crazy person trying to have a pinterest worthy birthday party.

DSC_0045We did time capsules for the girls. I put in the hats they wore in hospital, the outfits my mom bought in Italy for them, their 52 week photos, birthday cards, and then asked everyone to write something about the past year for each girl. The plan is to give these boxes to them when they are 18. If I can wait that long.

DSC_0046I strung up my favorite pictures from the last 52 weeks.

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DSC_0049Hazel

DSC_0047And, of course, what party is complete without a little bling?

DSC_0104Initially, we gave them their cake on paper plates, but, believe it or not, the plates confused them! They were just picking at them and we all know from previous experience that my girls love themselves some cake!

DSC_0129Once we took the plates away and just put the slices on the trays they went to town.

DSC_0132And once the cake was eaten it was time for PRESENTS!

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One of my beautiful, beautiful friends made these darling tutus for the girls. I seriously cannot wait for Val to have children of her own, so I can show the kindness and generosity to her and her baby that she has shown to me and the girls.

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DSC_0196My momma saw these hats in Gymboree discounted down to, like, four bucks and she couldn’t resist. They are pretty cute! These hats now live on top of each girls’ Raggedy Ann.

DSC_0198But they look much cuter on my babies.

DSC_0217Babies and grandparents.

DSC_0229This was after the party. The girls crashed around 3 and then only slept for 30 minutes, because being up for too long doesn’t mean a super long nap for my girls, it means a ridiculously short nap and an earlier bedtime. But they were still super happy and I love their little birthday crowns.

DSC_0232The party was hard on Daddy too. Yes, the girls are still drinking bottles. We are down to only two of them: before their afternoon nap and before bed. The afternoon one I will phase out when they go down to one nap and the bedtime bottle… I don’t want to talk about it because phasing out the bedtime bottle scares the you know what out of me!

Anyway, that was our party! It was really fun and we only had one little meltdown from Hazel, which I consider a success! My favorite picture is the one of the girls sitting next to each other while opening presents. I just love to see their faces side-by-side. Anybody else have a favorite photo?

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before bedtime? 🙂

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