May 13, 2008

...how time flies...

yes, emerson turned one last friday. it really is crazy how fast time flies...and for that reason, i thought a bird theme would work great for the occasion! it was so much fun putting this together...it may be a sickness of mine, i don't know...but i did love every minute of it. and as you can see, emerson was enjoying the decorations just as much!


the invitations (i made a whopping foUr of them...)


i must say that my cake decorating class finally paid off...this was really fun to make...and even more fun because it actually turned out...hoOray!! :)


i found these little suckers for 30 cents at michael's...and then used my parent's cuttlebug to make the tags...nice, cheap, and easy!

the banner...that i have yet to post instructions on how to make it...i will though...someday i promise! ;)


the birdies...i used the same template that i posted a while back. click here for the template, and then if you want, you can resize them for a nice little variety.







little emmy was a bit somber for her party. she fell asleep right after dinner...so we forced her awake to open presents and do the whole cake thing...i don't think she was too happy about it, but hello...she was the whole reason we were even having a party, so i couldn't let her sleep through it!

i think this is the only smile we got out of her during the whole birthday cake event. she liked the singing and candle...but did not want one thing to do with getting dirty. which is ironic, because zac was the exact same way on his first birthday...i think our kids are neat freaks or something...i mean seriously, how many one year olds don't like to get dirty?!

this is emmy's reaction after i forced her hand in the cake...and yes she remained this way for a very long time!! i must say though, a one year old with attitude can be pretty cUte!




the crazy party goers...some of them at least.

i had to include this picture of kYlie...so cute she is!

and last but not least...zac had a great time with grandpa field this weekend! it was nice of them to make the trip over for the occasion...and nice of everyone that came...thanks for a great time family!!

27 comments:

Kylie Olsen said...

Lynds. I could kill ya right now. Haha just put the biggest picture of kylie's face on your blog!

RaeAnn and Paul said...

Oh how I love you Lynds! You AMAZE me--just when I think I have seen all your talents couldn't be more awesome...seriously. I think I have said it before, but I love how alike your kids are looking! and how be-a-u-tiful you are looking too!

Charlotte said...

Oh my gosh, Lyndsie... I don't know how you do it. Seriously. You have got to be the most amazing, cutest mom in the world. And don't feel bad about only making 4 invites... I made Sam's on the computer but never printed a single one. Oops!

the cummard family said...

...............speachless.

Shelley said...

Seriously. I love everything about it! Bird theme. Georgeous cake! Suckers. Everything. Amamzing. You should be a party planner for hire!!

PS - I really want to show my sister your amazingness, but if you don't have room to add her as a viewer I totally understand. If you do, her email is amyathomason at yahoo dot com.

Skidmore Family said...

Wow. I think I may be left speechless. You did such a great job with everything for her party. Everything turned out so cute-and your pictures look great too!

brit said...

So proud to call you my friend! You are incredible!!! That invite & cake are to die for!!! Darling!

Travis & Tanya said...

i have never seen anything like it. you really are incredible. she is a lucky little girl. i loved every little detail. the cake is amazing. the birds are darling. amazing! did you make her bow?

Marley Girls said...

oh my gosh, that party makes my wedding look like crap! LOL, everything looks amazing, you are so creative!

allegra said...

WOWZERS! beautiful party. you should think about doing wedding planning/party planning as a business:) (ha ha, like you have time... being a mom is a full time job) but seriously every thing looked so cute!

The Popes said...

oh baby girl i wanna eat that cake up!! is that fondant?? it is be-u-ti-ful!! look at you miss betty in the kitchen and martha with the crafts!! you should be a birthday specialist - for rilz. you could call it "Field" of Dreams; you dream it, i design it!! emerson is growing up so fast! so when's baby #3 coming. people never stop with those questions do they?!! :)

Francis Family said...

Lynds what a cute party! The cake is amazing! I would love to be able to pull that off! So cute! Your family is just growing so much since Rexburg I can't believe it- what a darling family!

Amy said...

Thank you so much for adding me to your blog! Shelley is always telling me what cute things you are doing and I am happy that I get to see and read about them now too! Thanks a bunch! Very cute party - what a great idea with the birds - LOVE IT!

Sarah said...

Lyndsie- You're a little Martha! I am so impressed. I love the bird theme too- so cute.

Fuller Family said...

Seriously, you are amazing! What fun ideas you have for parties. I am sure Emerson had a great birthday. She is darling! I am so glad that I have one born on the same day now. May 9th is a great day!

Tara said...

that all turned out SO darling! Darling little one year old (my time flies!). Darling family you have (extended too)! Darling cake, darling decor! Darling pics! DARLING!

call me said...

Lyndsie it all turned out so cute! I can't believe you made that cake, it's SO cute! Happy Birthday Emerson.

Denise said...

Lynds, once again you've out done yourself. So funny, because I was just telling Nathan the other day that I want to take a cake decorating class to get some sweet cake skills!

bensey said...

fantastic party lynds! that cake looked AMAZING. and i am thinking that your "neat" kids maybe are apples that don't fall far from their tree. remember when susie sant used to tease you about your handwashing techniques?? and whenever i saw your apartment it was always SPOTLESS! you are so talented with everything you do!

Jessica said...

the party pics are incredible! great job lynds!

Melissaaaa said...

how amazing are you?!!!!I still think you should go into buisness!!!!

Jeff and Kandis said...

what great ideas, Emerson looks so cute, even mad. Happy Birthday Emerson!

Holly Park said...

Wow!!! You are so crafty...how darling!I can't believe you managed to do all of that on your own--with two little ones. Very cute!

Nicole said...

Emerson looks so adorable and congrats on 1 year! Your decorations were AMAZING and so was the cake! Amazing!

Kristen said...

Watch out Martha Stewart! Lynds you are amazing! The decor, cake and invites all look professional! We need to get together soon! I miss ya!

Coleen & Todd said...

Emmy is soooo cute! I love how the bird theme turned out, too. You always know how to throw a great party! What program did you use to create the invitations? I love them!

Jess Perry said...

I can't believe she is one. Time goes by so fast. Awesome job with the party Lyndsie...you are amazing!