Tuesday, June 28, 2011

This weekend we travelled down to Chicago to celebrate Charlotte's first birthday with a small amount of our family. It was a beautiful, fun day.

My sister Katie painstakingly assembled this very long birthday sign for Charlotte and then my dad painstakingly hung and re-hung and re-hung this very long birthday sign for Charlotte. Thanks, guys!

Delicious summer beverages.

Plenty of balloons and outdoor playing apparatus.

Watermelon appetizer.
Not pictured: popcorn from popcorn machine. Why didn't I take a picture of that?! It was so cool!

Flavored potato chip smorgasbord. Thank you, Archer Farms + Target.

Hot dogs with all the fixins.

Opening presents with cousins.

I love this picture of Adeline with her little hand on Kyle's shoulder.

She loves her books.

Sitting on her new placemat.

Singing Happy Birthday.

Dessert announcement.

Charlotte's Web cupcakes made by my best friend, Megan.

Do you think we had enough desserts? Five different pies, ice cream, cool whip, cookies, gluten free cookies, gluten free brownies, cupcakes, sugar cookies, and leftover birthday cake from another party.

Her very special Charlotte the spider cupcake from Auntie Megan!


  1. Oh how I wish we could have been there! It looks so fun and very yummy. LOVE all the hot dog toppings in the Ball jars...you may see that on my table someday! Happy birthday to you Charlotte Amy!

  2. It was a great party. Charlotte was the perfect birthday girl!

  3. what a cute...fun...day! happy birthday charlotte...hope you guys are enjoying a "last" summer at camp...