Isabel’s “first” real birthday party was a big celebration at home with just the three of us and Daisy too.
In the early part of the day, Isabel and I spent time goofing around the house and during Isabel’s nap time, I began to get the party started. I blew up balloons (her favorite) and taped streamers to the wall, low enough for her to actually see them and understand that it was a special day. I had wrapped all her gifts the night before and placed them on the table in pile as a sort of center piece.
Pointing to the streamers and balloons!
When she awoke from her nap and I brought her downstairs, the first thing she noticed was the streamers followed by the many balloons attached to the walls and thrown all over the floor. We goofed around with the balloons, while I was making dinner, which was all of Isabel’s favorite foods; spaghetti w/meatballs and toast!
Her birthday dinner; spaghetti with meatballs, a side salad and toast!
After dinner we sang “Happy Birthday” and ate cupcakes, that I decorated with balloons and candles.
Gino and I blew out the candles since Isabel seemed a little frightened by them. Halfway through the cupcakes, I realized that I forgot the ice cream! Isabel liked the frosting and ice cream best; she didn’t eat the actual cupcake. Silly girl!
Enjoying her cupcake!
Finally, we let her open her presents from Mommy and Daddy. She received items for her kitchen that she got at Christmas time, a summer outfit, and a new baby doll named Darla.
Her birthday gifts from Mommy and Daddy.
Happy Birthday – Isabel! We thank God every day for your recovery and continued health from your 1st birthday. You deserve it!