Preslee's 1st birthday was so fun! We had been anticipating the day and it was actually not as sad as I thought it was going to be. The night before, I thought about all the events that had happened the night I went in to labor. It was hard to think about how excited Matt and I were about the arrival of our sweet baby but it was a day to celebrate and try not to be sad so thats what we did!
Chick-fil-a is a favorite of Preslee's but the nearest one to us now is in Hot Springs (30 min away) but our family loaded up and made the trip for the birthday girl! We got her a little smash cake, ate chicken and played until she could barely keep her eyes open! It was a perfect party! I know that Matt was celebrating with us in Heaven but it sure was hard not having him there. I made sure to video and take lots of pictures just like he would have done. :)
I think she knew it was her special day! The workers gave her a balloon and sang her a song! It was so sweet to watch her get excited about all the attention!
My parents along with Lisa, Aunt KK & Danny, Brandon and Sydney all were there with us!
She went right in for the good stuff!
I love these pics so much! She wanted to share some sweetness with her momma! :)
Then we all went in and played! This was her first time to actually climb up and slide down so I went with her first then she made the rest of the crew take a turn! Thankfully we had the place to ourselves. We had so much fun watching her play!
It was a little claustrophobic inside that small thing but anything for the birthday girl! :)
LiLi took a turn sliding!
Aunt KK had to go up too!
Preslee is the reason I smile each day and I will be forever grateful for her!
Next up... Preslee's Princess party!