Saturday, March 24, 2012

jemma's first birthday party!

we decided to host baby jemma's first birthday party at our house on saturday at noon. family and close friends with sweet babies around her age were there to honor her in celebration. it was so nice to see a few of our college friends with their newest little ones since apparently the baby boom within that circle has begun. it makes me happy to know that jem-jem will have the same opportunity for playdates and fun just like her big sisters experienced, but within the moms group. here are some the theme for her party was, "look whoo's turning one" with owls galore. everything turned out ridiculously cute, especially the birthday girl herself wearing a matching tutu and party hat. did i mention that both big sisters even wore matching owl shirts too? yup. many thanks to etsy, stickyfingerz boutique, and hope's sweet cakes for helping me create a fun coordinating theme. since this is definitely our last "first" birthday that our douglas clan will be celebrating, i wanted it to be special. here are some pics...later in the day, we sang happy birthday to our special girl while big sisters and friends helped her blow out the candle on her adorable cake. sweet baby jem-jem had so much fun tearing into her chocolate cake. later, she had a blast playing with cousins and friends while the older siblings jumped around in the bounce house outside. it ended up being a beautiful sunny day after a string of rainy bad weather so we felt very lucky. all in all, it was a great birthday celebration for our sweet little girl. thank you for all that came and made it a wonderful time.happy happy 1st birthday, sweet jemma! we love you oh so very much and thank god for how blessed we have been for such a healthy progression throughout your first year. you are definitely our miracle baby and we will never forget how much you taught us during the first few months you were born. you have not only completed our family, but made us grow stronger together during the most difficult time of our lives. thinking about it now makes me teary-eyed. you are simply amazing. xoxo

"I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him."
- Samuel 1:27