Sweet and Simple

It just hit me today that Grayson’s birthday is next month. What? How in the world can I have an almost 1 year old? Of course, turning one is a huge milestone and needs to be celebrated, which means…birthday party time!

If I’m being honest, thinking about planning his birthday party is really stressing me out. I have been pouring over pinterest and etsy, marveling at people’s creativity and adorable ideas. There are so many things I would love to do- the little details that make a party spectacular- but time and money right now are a huge factor.

Time- I just don’t have much of it these days. We have 2-3 therapy sessions a week, I am working 2 days a week and a lot of times both weekend days. When we do have “free time” I like to spend it with friends. Yes, I have most evenings, but the last thing I want to do after putting G to bed is go shopping. And yes, I’m crafty, and I could make most of what I would want to do, but I’m tired. And most nights I just want to blog, read, or sleep instead of making a huge crafty mess (which I always make).

Money- Again, I just don’t have much of it these days. And every little detatil of this fabulous party in my head costs money.

So I think I’m going to try to keep this party sweet and simple. I’ve already designed the invitation, ordered his outfit (I hope it’s not too big!) and have plans to make a tushy-print cupcake plate. Other than that, I’m just going to chill out about it. Because this party should not be about me feeding my ego by having the cutest decorations or most fabulous cake. It’s about celebrating this little miracle (and the fact that we’ve survived the first year, bumps and all!)

Nothing better than this bed-headed baby first thing
in the morning!


  1. Jillian Moller on August 3, 2011 at 12:47 am

    agreed! He looks soooo big in that picture!

  2. Sarah on August 3, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Oh my god… we're about to have one year olds!!! That blows me away. I also have huge plans… most of which will probably not come to fruition before I run out of time. But alas, we will still have plenty to cherish from this first year!

  3. Erin on August 3, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Adorable pic! Agreed, keep it simple, keep it small, a cake to smash his fingers in and a camera are all you really need. :o)

  4. Morgan M. on August 3, 2011 at 2:33 am

    All anyone cares about on the first birthday is how much they cover themselves in cake and how adorable they are. ūüôā He has the cute thing covered already!!

  5. Traci on August 3, 2011 at 2:34 am

    I had giant plans for Sadie also. Did it all happen? ha! Not even close. Oh well. Grayson is all the decoration you will need!Loving his pajama picture!!

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