Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Birthday Prep

Hello, October 8th. Why must you be 96 degrees? Why?

So it's been quite awhile since I wrote and it's because I have been super busy! Two very exciting things are happening next week. William's 1st birthday is on the 14th and we're having a party, and also, half of my family is coming to visit. They fly in on Saturday and will be staying for 7 whole days! We can't wait!!

Here, take a look at what I've been working on...

Invitations. Beautiful papers and envelopes from Paper Source -- my paper nirvana.

Olive and Archie dolls made from a Wee Wonderfuls pattern. These were way fun to make and super easy. I loved designing their outfits. I will totally be making more of these dolls. I also want to get the pattern for the Space Boy & Robot. Maybe that'll be Christmas. :)

Some favorite books from my childhood (does anyone else remember Santa Mouse? I had totally forgotten about it until I saw it at B&N -- I love the illustrations! Like, in an obsessive way).

A 'Happy Birthday' bunting to be hung on the special day.

I always have thought that birthday parties for kids under 3 were silly. I swore I would just do a low-key dinner with family only for my kids' first couple birthdays. Yeah. Then I got too excited about the possibilities of an acorn theme (see invite, more to come) and it just got a little out of hand. Now I'm thinking about party favors and stuff. I must be stopped. :)

Anyway, can't wait to show you more pics from the actual party -- it's going to be very acorn-y and autumnal. I just hope the weather cooperates. Please? Can I at least get something in the 70s??

"Cool weather, please!"


Alissa said...

I'm so excited for the party! But YOU should be coming HERE - we are having such glorious autumn weather. Blue, blue skies and gorgeous leaves with the need for a sweater in the morning and evening but perfection the rest of the day. Ahhhhh....maybe William should have his second birthday in Utah!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh all that stuff is so amazing!

Morgan Jane said...

Will is one lucky one-year old! I hope that the party is marvelous! I'm sure it will be with all his friends and family surrounding him!

Sweet Mess said...

That is funny... I thought the same thing about babies birthdays...
I have been meaning to, but I haven't made any invites yet :(
You are on it! All of it is SO cute.
I am going to get off the computer and go make some for Lili. thanks!

kelly said...

You need to be showing Martha a thing or two if you ask me!


I'm glad Ryan will be there...he'll have to represent the family :( wish we could join in the fun!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Will!

Stephen, Lisa & Jillian ("the hottie" j/k)

Bell Blog said...

Happy Birthday Will! I love your b-day stuff! Talent! I would totally pay you to be a party planner for me... Maybe I will win the lottery and then I can fly you out! :) Hope you have a great party.