I started the day off by waking up at 4:30am in order to catch the red-eye flight back from a work trip in Nashville. Logan and Stella picked me up at the airport and we went straight to the donut shop where Stella TORE into her first donut hole. A chocolate & sprinkle covered one at that! She LOVED it...until she shoved the entire thing into her mouth and started choking! Rookie parent mistake.
Then we came home and while she napped, I unpacked, showered, and we started setting up and decorating for the party! We did a ladybug theme since the nickname "Stella-bug" seems to have stuck :) Gigi and Aunt Katy came early to help prep ALL the food and it was perfect!!! We got SO lucky that the weather was sunshine and in the high 60s.... IN JANUARY!!! Definitely the polar opposite weather conditions she was born into!
At 3pm everyone started to show up! We had to wake you up from your nap and you were kind of out of it for awhile. You sat in your chair looking at everyone... just kind of taking it all in.After a little bit you warmed up to the crowd and ran around playing with Laine, Libby, Lola, and Emerson. Your boyfriend Caleb was there too ;)
You LOVED your ladybug cake and smashed right into it like a champ. It was the cutest, tiniest cake ever! Then you opened all your presents- you got lots of cute clothes, books, a riding zebra, blowing toy, and your own picnic table! You cleaned up Missy! Now we have to figure out where to put it all :)
After everyone went home that night, we invited Pappa & Mimi, Aunt Katy, and Opa & Gigi to stay for dinner. We ate burgers, watched your 1 year slideshow, and stalked Sprout to see if they would announce your birthday! (We don't know if they did or not...)
It was a perfect day in every way. We are blessed and privileged to be your parents. We love you to the moon and back. You are blossoming into a little girl a little bit more each day and walking around like a PRO! I am sure you will be running before we know it! We hope you loved your day Stella-bug!