Yesterday it was so fun for me to see Heather and Dan again to help celebrate their baby girl’s first birthday! Grace’s sweet pink and yellow party was monkey-themed, including adorable touches like monkeys-in-a-barrel, banana chips, and Curious George.
Look at that spread!
Sweet baby Grace checking out the party goodies.
Don’t worry, no one had to go through the trouble of sorting out all of the banana Runts – you can buy just bananas in bulk!
Aren’t these pretzel candies so cute?! You wish you could try one, don’t you? (They were delicious.) Sorry to tease like that!
The detail on these cookies was amazing!
“Water for thirsty monkeys!” Too cute.
I think the balloons were Grace’s favorite part of the party.
Dan’s mom and Heather’s mom, reading Curious George with Grace. So sweet.
Time to open presents! I LOVE her expression here. She was busy playing with her new Leap Frog laptop, and this little monster puppet snuck up on her!
This is the puppet, so I totally understand your reaction, Grace.
Aw, a sweet and soft monkey. That’s more like it!
“Are ALL of these presents mine?”
I need to verify, but I think I heard that one of Heather’s friends made this cake?! Sometimes I get so into photographing the details and moments that I miss some of the stories behind the scenes. In any case, this cake is beautiful! Hats off to the baker/decorator.
Grace was such a lady! She preferred to scoop a dainty bit of icing with a stick rather than dive into the cake with her hands. She’s a classy baby!
Heather and Dan wanted some fun pictures of the guests for Grace to enjoy one day, so I also brought along the facebooth and some cute props. It was a hit!
Heather and her brothers/Grace’s uncles!
Someday I hope this is Grace’s favorite photo of her parents!
Sweet family portrait (taken while balancing a stuffed monkey on my head and holding the camera out in front of me/not looking through the viewfinder).
Heather and Dan – it was so fun to see you and your families again, and it was absolutely wonderful to meet Grace! She is amazing, and I loved celebrating with her. More photos will be online for you soon! Hope you have a great trip back home. 🙂