This year has gone by so quickly, to think that a year ago I was meeting this little girl for the first time. From the moment she came into our family she has made it feel complete, that little piece that was missing is now here. Maci has seemed like she wants to catch up with her brothers from the day she was born, she started crawling before any of my boys did, she's walked early. She always wants to be with her brothers, I especially love watching her with Cole. They have this special bond, he was the only one who could make her laugh for the longest time. She loves to love on him, giving him hugs and kisses all the time. They love to wrestle around, I often have to tell Cole to stop sitting on his sister. But she just laughs while he's doing it, needless to say I think she'll be one tough girl. I haven't noticed a huge difference between raising girls and boys yet, but i'm sure I will soon enough.
I have been getting ideas and planning for a couple of months now,(thank you Pinterest!) and I tried to not go overboard. Which I think I did pretty good, even though Dave does not agree :-). I think the party turned out soooo cute! I am so blessed to have wonderful family and friends who were willing and able to help make it a success, especially Dave who never once complained. Even when staying up late to help make pinwheels, cake pops and cleaning up messes. I was trying to keep it simple and do as much prep work in advance as I could, but things never go according to plan so as usual I was stressing a bit Saturday morning. Thank goodness my mom and sisters arrived early enough to help out.
I love this time of year down here, the weather is always beautiful and Saturday was no exception. We have this nice little park down the street from us and no one is ever there, so it was the perfect place to have the party. All of the family and our closest friends were able to be there, Maci had a blast even though she had no clue what all the fuss was about. All in all it was a perfect day, I loved how everything turned out.
It was hard deciding what pictures to post there were soooo many that I loved, but here are my favorites. Enjoy!