Isla June thinks her birthday is actually an entire month and not just one day.
I guess with all the talking about it happening, the actually day of, and then the party a week later, plus, the mounds of gifts that showed up at our door throughout the month ("Is that one for little girl?!?"), well, i can see why she sees it that way.
A week after her actually birthday, Isla June's Nana, Boppa, Aunt Abbie and 5 cousins came careening down to the Carolina's in a rented RV. Just to celebrate with us.
We showed them a good time at our favorite pool,
took them to putt putt,
and they even managed a beach day in between the rains.
I was so crazy hectic, but so so fun.
We threw her party on a Sunday. She requested a Fiesta like Dora.
So, that's what she got.
All of the decorations are from Target. Serving-ware is our own stash.
Party favors: Maracas (HUGE hit!)
Our new neighborhood's clubhouse was the perfect spot.
Facilities that are already party ready and a pool. yes, ma'am.
Great friends, loving family and....
Now, if you've ever had a kid party and didn't have a pinata, I would say, get one.
Well worth it to see the kids excitement.
Everyone got a turn whacking.
But, cousin Aidan had to come in for the kill.
We found a local bakery to make gluten free cupcakes.
With all the chaos of company, I wasn't about to attempt another homemade version.
Thankful I had somewhere local I could call.
Oh, that face. Love.Her.Up.
The night before, during some crazy cousin dancing, Isla June fell and busted her lip.
That's not lipstick, ya'll.
As a southern lady, I'm a bit opposed to opening gifts at parties.
Sounds silly, I know.
But, all the cousins insisted and since they pretty much took over the experience, I just sat back and photographed.
She's one blessed little girl.
Oh, sweet cousins.
Not sure if I'm going to be able to top this birthday!
Atleast I've got a whole year to start planning.....