Evan turned 9 months on Sunday. I’m so in shock over this. I still cannot believe my itty baby is not so itty bitty anymore:
So my focus is shifted ahead for once… Focusing on him being older then he is at this very moment. I like to believe he is younger then he is because it is hard for me to process how fast time is flying lol – But as I get used to calling him my 9 month old – I am also focusing on a huge milestone, his big FIRST BIRTHDAY!
*sigh* I know that with as busy as Hector and I are – I need to start now because before I know it I will be sending invites (likely late) & after my amazing baby shower, I know that I’ll need to put my thinking cap on and make a spectacular first birthday for my little man. One great thing? I have a location! I’m 99% positive it will be at our house if not here… it will be at my mom’s house haha.
We have a small home, but because Evan’s Birthday is during the summer I’m confident it will be a fun in-side mostly out-side event & as far as themes (I’m not really a themey person) we might go with a little man theme:
This isn’t set in stone, because like I said before I am really not the themey type and I don’t know if I can pull it together but I think the idea is awesome (and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE COLORS above)… I just don’t know how to find the time to be creative. I might buy a cricut just for this event… lol – My best friend did awesome decorations for my shower with it and I might follow suit.
I might also go with a non-theme along the lines of two of my favorite bloggers here and here – they are so simple and veryyyyyyyyyyyyyy me. Some balloons great colors and not really too themey – yeah totally me! I even love the colors, so we shall see but the wheels in my head are definitely turning and I’m already on the lookout for lots of these:
I obviously will be going a dark blue, light blue, white, yellow, green route to be safe 😉
I’m also thinking about hiring a photographer. One thing I regret most about my parenting experience so far is taking professional photographs. We never did. I did not do pregnancy professional shots (I should have) and I did not do newborn shots (I REALLY SHOULD HAVE) and I have not had any candid shots of his life yet so far (you can guess would should go in big bold letters here)… So if you have the $$, do it. I do not think if you hire the right photog, you can go wrong. Pictures last forever.
I am excited about decking out our backyard and garage and hanging with the people I love most and celebrating a year with the best thing that has ever happened to us:
Have any awesome party ideas? What should we do for the big O-N-E, what should we skip?