I am completely smitten with this little project. Way back when I was still pregnant, I pinned this inspiration and obsessed over how adorable it was, so I knew I wanted to do something similar for our little babe when the time came. It's such a sweet cheat sheet of all his 1st year happenings, and as evident below, there were a lot! So with some photoshop assistance from a friend/graphic guru I made this adorable info graphic of Oliver's first year and we sent them out as thank yous for his birthday. I really started slacking on the baby journaling after five months, and I, the queen of scrapbooks, have not started a baby book, so this page helps us remember all about the first year of baby.
Two weeks ago we had all our friends and even my parents made it out from Michigan to celebrate Oliver's first birthday! Of course I had a blast planning and hand-making all the details, most from recycled denim from the thrift store. The theme was cowboy, with lots of denim and indigo details (here is my inspiration board), and this kid looks stinkin' cute in a bandana! We had at least 20 adults and nine babies, it was a perfectly chaotic 1st birthday bash and first party in our new home. Thank you to everyone that braved the cold cold day to come out and celebrate and thing you to Alesia Myer for capturing the day.
I turned his month-by-month instagram posts into a photo wall and the guests loved it.
A sweet and talented friend made the delicious cake.
The birthday boy was a complete ham and had the very best day!
photos by Alesia Myer.