I still can’t believe that earlier this month our little Lola turned one! When they talk about the “days are long but the years are short” when it comes to babies it really is so true. I think the first year is especially that way since it’s such a tough season and I can totally see that she looks different in pictures that are only a few weeks old—they grow up so fast and it’s a terrible and wonderful process to behold. Lola was born on my birthday, as you may recall from her birth story, but we mostly celebrated her on our actual birthday (and I took the birthday night after she went to bed!) and then waited a few weeks to do more celebrating with my family when they came into town for a joint birthday celebration. As you can see above, I didn’t go overboard with the decor for the official party like my brain would normally like to, but I couldn’t help buying some special balloons and a few cute items for the table (and her balloons matched her rainbow romper so well!).
Since we wanted to wait until the bigger party to do the whole cake/candles thing, we counted down to her birth time (12:34 pm—easy number to remember!) on May 7th and it was actually pretty fun! I think we may do that every year now. She was a little unsure of the confetti since she’s never seen any before, but she just kept picking it up over and over so I think she liked it. Birthday girls!
When we finally did a full celebration two weeks later, we added in Todd since his birthday is May 18th for a full Gummerman family birthday party. We took a weekend outing with my fam to 12 South, a lively outdoor area in town, and did some shopping and got donuts for our official party later that night. Chasing around a toddler in full summer heat and humidity is no joke you guys! It’s extra exhausting! I love that romper on Lola— the tassels are so sweet! Those sandals are nice and grippy (is that a word?) for toddler walking as well…(my heart sunnies are from here).
I made Lola a mini cake out of watermelon decorated with blueberries and kiwi and I think we discovered she doesn’t like watermelon which was so surprising to me! She loves all things sweet so that was a shock. I’m going to try it again soon to see if she changes her mind…
Todd got a crazy birthday candle for us girls and it was pretty amazing—you can tell by my reaction that I was pretty impressed! Lola, on the other hand, just keeps eating her fruit unfazed…haha!! He bought a pack of 3 so I guess we can be amazed two more years in a row. Happy birthday Lola, we love you so much!!