Weekending - Siena's First Birthday

Monday, November 7, 2016

This weekend was a whirlwind but oh so fun! Stephen and I hosted our niece's first birthday party (and our first big party) at our house this weekend. It was so much fun to see family and friends come together to celebrate Siena - the party was a success and the weather couldn't have been better!

Friday afternoon, John and Lauren arrived to our house and we all got to work on decorating. After Siena's nap, we headed to our park before it got dark so the boys could play some basketball and Siena could check out the swings. Once we were done at the park, Lauren and I made the cupcakes for the party (they were pig cupcakes and they turned out to be a riot - see the pictures below) and then we all settled down to watch Tarzan. I only saw half of it but I was really impressed with the story line - I might have to go back and re-watch the first half.

Saturday, we were up bright and early getting things ready for the party. Lauren and I ran to get everyone bagels and then after breakfast, we all loaded up and hit the garage sale that was going on in our neighborhood. Stephen's been saying he wanted to find a blower and edger at a garage sale and he walked away with both for a grand total of $28!! He also found a stand for his new TV for $10. I, on the other hand, did not fare out so well; the one lady I was trying to bargain with wouldn't budge so I walked away empty handed :(

Once we got back from the garage sale, Siena went down for her nap and it was a mad dash to get the house and food finished and ready for the party. It seriously couldn't have been a more perfect day to be outside - we had the best breeze which was perfect for everyone sitting outside watching corn hole. Siena seemed to have a great time and only had one meltdown when she rubbed icing all over herself on accident and everyone awed loudly which startled her - poor girl! It was so funny watching her open presents and the best gift was this weird, alien thing that sang and danced.

She LIT UP when she saw that weird alien toy lol!

After the party was over, Stephen's family stayed behind and we had a big corn hole tournament. Lauren and I were teammates and we won every match! It was so much fun :) After the tournament, John, Lauren and Siena headed out while Stephen's parents and younger brother stuck around for a little while. I got to cleaning the house and after they headed out, Stephen and I went to Chick-fil-a for salads (we need a good salad place in our area ASAP). After dinner, we were exhausted so we crashed after starting Hotel Transylvania.

Unfortunately, my body didn't get the +1 hour memo on Sunday (who needs kids to mess up DST when you wake up 2 hours early on your own ;)) so I got caught up on This Is Us and Chrisley Knows Best and even made breakfast! After church we ran to the grocery store and then after lunch, we finished watching Hotel Transylvania. I was hoping to have more of a lazy Sunday but time seemed to fly by with working on a Premium Pineapple order, cooking dinner, making lunches and doing laundry. I was so thankful to have a full Sunday to myself since we haven't had one in over a month.

It was such a fantastic weekend but man, throwing a big party is exhausting! This week is going to be no different - Tuesday is election day (thank goodness it's over!), Wednesday we're hoping to go to a food truck rally and Thursday morning we're heading to Nashville for my cousin's wedding!! I can't wait to see my family and explore Nashville :) I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Linking up with Biana


  1. Sounds like an amazing weekend and I'm so glad the party turned out well!l Siena looked adorable and like she was having so much fun!

    1. It was so much fun and I'm so glad everything went well and nothing got destroyed ;)

  2. You are such an amazing aunt! The party looked adorable and I love the theme. :)

  3. Oh my gosh all the details are so perfect for her first birthday - way to go auntie!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Everything at the party looks so sweet! What a great time!

  5. Oooh, I love how it all turned out!!! So much pink, I LOVE it!! Those cupcakes were just too cute! Siena is lucky to have an aunt and uncle like y'all!! YAY for hosting y'all's first big event in your home, so fun and exciting!!!!!!

  6. What a fun weekend! Those cupcakes are adorable!

  7. Yay auntie!!! Love it all and give me all the pink! Absolutely fabulous! Xo

  8. Happy birthday to your niece. Looks like she had a great party.

  9. So cute baby! Simply adorable decorations. Everything is awesome specially these cupcakes design. Will surely use your this idea in planning my niece’s birthday party at one of Chicago event venues. Have already made some plans for the day.