Saturday, May 25, 2013

Nya's 1st Birthday Party!

For our kid's first birthday, we don't buy them a present but we have a big party with friends and family.  Our yard is small so this year we went to a local park and it was perfect!  There was a covered picnic shelter, tennis court (we brought soccer balls, baseball, football etc) and playground.   
The coffee maker has nothing to do with her party but I just wanted to tell you that I love it.  Gary was gone all week (hiking the Juan de Fuca trail with his LEAD class) and I've been working 30-40 hours a week and not sleeping through the night, SOOOOOO, coffee is my friend.
Gary got home Friday night and then today was her party.  We put together some helium balloons and a bunch of food and off to the park we went!
Those aren't cake pops, they are marshmallow pops.  Soooooo easy to make.  Cake pops take about 2 hours.  Marshmallow pops take about 10 minutes.  I can't eat them because they are so sweet but they went quickly!  Just put a marshmallow on a lollipop stick (or not stick), dip in melted chocolate, put sprinkles on top.  Takes about 10 minutes to dry and then keep in an airtight container. Easy. Cheap. Done.
Nya had her immunizations yesterday (she's just 19 lbs 9oz!!) so I wasn't sure how she would do today.  She was so fine and loving life. 
With gramma and grandpa Chapman
With Opi below
Time for her cupcake!
Kai helped blow it out
She didn't love it as much as the cupcake she had last week :)
Opening presents!  This box contained a pair of pink Toms that she might just be wearing to church tomorrow :)  

I had a great time today. I just want to say thank you to all of our family and friends who were able to come and help celebrate our baby girl's first birthday.  We are so thankful for her and I love being able to celebrate her together.
And seriously, how come when I do extended family sessions I can't get all the kids looking right at the camera and smiling?!  Look at them!  Maybe because cupcakes were next? 

When we got home, Nya was on such a high.  She just walked around giggling and climbing on everything.  I think she really liked her day too.  

Yay for family, friends, and the celebrations of our births!

Love, Louise


  1. Looks like a good time :) Glad everything turned out!! Sorry I missed it.

  2. Hooray! It was so fun. Happy Birthday cutie!! xo

  3. Happy Birthday Nya! It looks like a fun day.
    What a beautiful, big extended family you have!

  4. Maybe it was the photographer :) lol --- Glad it worked. Party was fun.

  5. Awe this looked like it was so much fun! And what a sweet pumpkin Miss Nya is! Happy Birthday Nya!

  6. Glad you were born, little miss Nya! It's been so fun watching you grow! Cheers to many more!! :)

  7. somebody is a very special girl:) what a greaty party, could tell a lot of hard work and effort was put into it. love you miss nya, with all your smiles and giggles!

  8. So awesome! What a great looking party. Happy birthday to your beautiful girl!

  9. What a sweetheart! Love the marshmallow pop idea, my friend just tipped me onto timbet pops, same method :)