Emory is one. It has been a wonderful year. Everyone says it, but it has been faaaast. So in her honor, we planned her a party. And with the help of Sommer Stiles of Paper Anniversary Co. we created some amazing invites to set the tone. Sommer and I brainstormed with the help of my pinterest board for Emory's birthday. In the end we decided to give everyone the opportunity to make a wish for themselves and a wish for Emory, complete with glitter [as luke calls it--"mommy's diamonds] + a candle. Here is the best part though. At the party Jake, Aubrey's Daddy--Emory's BFF, asked if they were supposed to bring the wish card and candle, so everyone could put their candle in the cake and make a wish with Emory. Honestly, I had not thought the idea through that far, but I loved it so much we made it happen. And, I think it might be a new tradition!
Sunday we all became kids again. We painted watercolor pictures + made origami puffs. Everyone was a good sport + actually think this would have made a terrific party for grown up kids too. To fill our bellies we had brunch and limoncello beverages with blackberries + club soda. The cakes were made by Publix. The design is in their wedding book [lifelong loves] + it's the top layer design. I had them match the "E" + "M" in the invitation.
Emory was having so much fun she decided it would be best to take a nap. Aubrey stood in as the party girl!
Happy Birthday, dear Emory! We love every ounce of your adventurous heart. Mommy, Daddy + Luke