Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Few Weekend Things

We had a great weekend, I hope you did! 
On Saturday our church hosted Charleston Oktoberfest and it was a such a fun time.  My girl got her face painted!
On Sunday I took EB to have her silhouette done by Lena Bengstrom at Tiny Tadpoles.  She will be there again this Sunday if any Charleston mom's are interested.  
All good things!

Monday, October 16, 2017


I have been slow on this post because I have been scouring around for any of our guests that took photos at our daughter's birthday party last Sunday, October 8th.  I think my number one suggestion for a mom going into their babies' first birthday would be to designate a person (or heck, even hire someone) to be the photographer. I feel like I missed capturing some of the special guests, not to mention the effort that K and I put into the afternoon.  SO...I am going to write a lot about the party and what we did to celebrate our precious baby girl.  Close your eyes and imagine it, will ya.
*The picture below is the only photo I took on the day of her party*
The party was at 3:00 p.m.  We ordered bbq and macaroni and cheese from Hometeam. My parents made baked beans and my in laws brought a salad.  The buffet was set up using this chafing set which I purchased for the party and would 100% recommend.  Now, while I'm on the subject of recommendations, I probably would not order the pork from Hometeam again.  It was very expensive ($13/lb) and we actually prepared an additional pork butt in the crockpot (just in case) and felt like they tasted so similar.  But the mac n cheese was worth every penny.  
EB's birthday outfit is from Smock Candy on Etsy. 
She also had a special birthday bib made at B Picky in Mt. Pleasant.  No photo of that :(
It was a really warm afternoon.  I set up a festive harvest scene with hay and pumpkins and little scarecrows in our yard.  I also had cornhole set up, and an inflated baby pool (empty) with some toys that was meant to serve as a corralling station, but it was simply too hot out.  Oh, we also had a bubble machine going, which I thought was a whimsical touch.
For her big Happy Birthday moment, my brother and uncle played a special mandolin/guitar duet.
My mom made both her smash cake and a sheet cake for the party.
The streamer "canopy" over her highchair was a bit of a pinterest fail.  
After her cake we went inside where my father-in-law, "Opa", surprised us all with video montage of some special family photos.  Video linked here.
Thank you to all of our family and friends for coming and helping us celebrate our precious baby girl.  
It is our greatest gift watching  her grow and experience the world.  We are grateful to be able to share her joy with so many loved ones.
"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine"

Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday Highfive

Happy FRIDAY!!
Here is a highfive for making it through the week!
Our baby girl turned ONE YEAR OLD on Tuesday.  I have a very long winded post coming next week, along with pictures from her birthday party on Sunday.  I can't wait!!
EB got her first pair of shoes this week.  Size 3!!
We had lunch with my mom out at her work this week and I took this photo on the grounds.  Such a peaceful scene, much needed after the Vegas news.
While I love all of the produce at the West Ashley Farmers Mkt and it's definitely more photogenic, I must confess that the fresh pasta tent is my favorite. ;) 
I got to see one of my best college friends this week, whom I haven't seen since our wedding!
We had a great time catching up.
I hope y'all have a great weekend!