Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mia's 1st birthday {pt 1}

My baby turned one on December 20, 2013!! I still can't believe it's true! I had big plans in store for my birthday girl.... and none of them worked out. Her actual birthday was a total doosey. It wasn't glamorous or pinterest-worthy or anything to brag about. Just keepin' it real, folks! But Mia didn't know any better, so it's okay :)
I set up a little play date at the indoor pool with all of my mommy friends while Eric worked that day. A bunch of us had babies within weeks/months of each other so it's always a good time to get the babies together! I was the first one to the pool at 1pm (which is when they used to open) when they tell me it doesn't open until 3pm. THREE PM! Ugh! I definitely learned my lesson and I will always double check times, ha ha! So we went back home and a couple friends stopped by and Mia loved seeing them and her little friends! I was going to take her at 3 (because she loves to swim) but she fell asleep so of course, nap time won!
I was super bummed that the pool didn't work out, so Eric and I decided we would take Mia to Frozen when he got home from work! Well, Eric got held up at work and didn't leave until dinner time :( I was so bummed (even though Mia totally didn't know better, or care!) that nothing was working out so I had Eric pick up dinner from a local BBQ place to eat my feelings away (ha ha)! Best decision ever! We have never seen Mia chow down on food as quickly as she did that night. She shoved it in so quickly and the whole time she was saying, "Mmmmm, ummmm, MMMMMM" as she chewed, ha ha! Best birthday dinner ever!

My poor, little wreck of a baby. I didn't even get her dressed or comb her hair all day because I was going to get her dolled up after swimming. I'm tellin' ya, nothing glamorous about her big day!
Then we let Mia open 2 presents after dinner (so she could have some fun without being completely overwhelmed with all the gifts she would get the next day at her party) and once again, best decision ever! Mia totally didn't understand the unwrapping process (she thought the gift bag was a purse and she tried carrying it around instead of opening it, ha!) so it was fun to see her surprise when she found out there was a surprise under the wrap!


We gave her this doll and as you can see, she loves it :) She still loves on her baby every day (and this was Eric's pick for Mia. Daddy knows best!) and it's so sweet to see her nurturing side come out at such a young age!


We let Mia stay up a little past her bedtime and just played! She was in heaven. So I think her day turned out pretty awesome in that little head of hers :) But don't worry, the next day was definitely the best day of celebrating Mia's first year of life!

30 comments:

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!!!! I think her day sounds perfect. :) Sometimes family time is way better than the Pinterest stuff.

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Pamela said...

Such a cutie!!!

Dee Stephens said...

Can't wait to see the deets of the actual party!
Shelby has a little baby that my MIL gave her that she loves on too. It's adorbs.

P!nky said...

Happy Birthday party sweet girlie!!!

She looks so happy :)

Heather Leigh @ Like a Morning cup of coffee said...

aww so cute!!! I let E stay up too!! Personally I didn't want her 1st Bday to end quite yet haha.

Does Mia prefer baby dolls over stuffed animals? I wanna buy E a baby doll soon. I just don't think it will take the place of her giraffe and teddy though lol

Andrea said...

Actually sounds like a perfect day! I felt like from 12 mos to now almost 16 mos my son started growing (developmentally) SUPER fast! Hang on, mama! She is such a doll.

Kristin said...

In my opinion, family time & nap time outweighs any kind of party or plans! And getting dressed is pretty overrated, ESPECIALLY, in baby land! Kenley's been in jammies this whole week. :)

Katie said...

she is just soo happy!! and that's so cute that she loves her doll!

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

Sometimes, no plans are the best!! I love that she loves on her little baby! What a sweet little girl!

Erin said...

That's what I have such a hard time with now that Hadley is here--when the plans in my head don't match up with how the day ends up! Ahh! I love seeing Mia's little personality shine in your photos!!

Nichole said...

Aww, I think it looks like a great day even if it didn't go as planned. I love the last photo of Mia loving her "baby", so sweet!

Hannah said...

Still sounds like a great birthday to me! How fun that she loved the BBQ so much! Happy Birthday to sweet little Mia (how does time go so quickly?!)!

~Dawn~ said...

Awww what a special day. Nobody said you need to have a pinterest-worthy birthday. I would much rather spend the day in my jammies and taking a nap, too!

17 Perth said...

Oh my gosh..that last photo of her holding that baby doll. Too much. Love it!! Happy Birthday to her!!

Courtney Sweet said...

Bummer things didn't quite go as planned, but I'm glad you remembered that it didn't matter to her at all and that she was probably having a rockin' day no matter what went askew! Aria was the same with gifts at her birthday party in early Dec, and after that plus Christmas she is an unwrapping pro. It is so stinkin cute watching babies unwrap things, esp when they get to the gift and then toss it aside in search of a new pretty thing to rip open =)

Mrs.B said...

Happy Birthday, Mia!!

Erin LFF said...

Family time always ends up good- no matter any mishaps that might have happened :) She looks SO HAPPY and precious and that is what matters! Love her lovin' on that lil doll!!!

Katie said...

aww :) it looks like she loved her birthday regardless of everything falling through. Dinner and presents look like they were a huge success!! :)

Jessie said...

I hate it when things don't go according to plan--its the control freak in me. But sometimes, the unplanned is even better! Mia's first birthday looks like a blast. You're good parents. It's obvious she knows she is loved.

hello erin said...

sounds like an awesome birthday to me!! not getting dressed up (or at all?) and hanging with you guys sounds like an awesome day :) and i love how much she loves her baby!!!

Cece said...

Pinterest worthy or not you made your little girl happy and celebrated her so that's good enough!! She's just as cute as she can be.

Ech and Will said...

Even though things didn't go as planned, it looks like she had an awesome time celebrating with you and Eric. That last picture just kills me...it's too sweet!

lovelifelogistics said...

Sorry to hear the pool didnt work out, but it sounds like you all still had a great time. Happy Birthday Mia!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Oh my goodness... her hugging the baby doll... I'm melting. :)

Sky-Ann @ The Little Button said...

Happy Birthday Mia!!! She is so sweet. Love the picture of her holding her doll.

Kirsty and Seth said...

Even though things didn't go to plan it looks like she had a great day! She's holding her doll so carefully, bless her!

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J and A said...

She is so cute and seems to have such a personality. How can she be 1 though!?

life as Mrs. said...

aw so sweet! and happy belated bday baby girl!

Janna Renee said...

It's so funny that at such a young age, she knows just what to do with the baby doll! She's so smart <3

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

She is too cute with that doll!

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