My daughter’s nursery is one of my favorite rooms in this house. It’s peaceful, serene, and elegant. She, on the other hand, is quite the firecracker – energetic, inquisitive, silly…
And absolutely positively wonderful.
With our upcoming move and all we have going on, we kept her first birthday celebration to a minimum: family, burgers, and cupcakes.
The full extent of my decorating? You’re looking at it: a repurposed window screen turned chalkboard, a few tissue paper flowers (made with two different colors of pink because I didn’t even have two sheets of the same color), and some pictures. The day before her birthday, I wrote this.
It was lovely, simple, and made a wonderful photo backdrop.
I then sent a few pictures off to Walgreens and created this for her actual big day.
It may look familiar… I did a similar one for my middle son’s first birthday (using a picture frame and chalkboard labels made from this*). You can see the details (and how far I’ve come in my photography skills 😉 ) here.
So simple, right?
I just love to see how much they’ve grown in just a year… and, of course, all the guests enjoyed comparing, too.
Right now, especially, I’m embracing the idea that simple is wonderful… and trying to relish every moment with my children before I blink and they’re grown.
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