P is for Paley, Pink, and Party!

DISCLAIMER: I apologize, kinda, for the length and number of photos in the following post. 

But, last weekend we celebrated our little P's first birthday and I wanted to share it with everyone!  The entire day was filled with sunshine {90 degree weather!}, family and the best friends we could ask for.  We enjoyed southern strawberry and lemon almond cupcakes, apple pie {thank you, Auntie Kristi!}and homemade peach and vanilla ice cream {courtesy of Grandma Carol!}. Oh, and we had an overkill of PINK {Our motto is "it's never too much"}...

So, for those of you who had to miss this momentous occasion {or those of you who want to relive the day}... enjoy!

{yes, I made P's smash cake all by myself - homemade cream cheese frosting and all!}

{mom and I picked up fresh dahlias at the farmers market the day before and we used them down the table}

First on the agenda: Presents!

Next: Cake {not exactly her first taste of sugar - thank you Grandpa for the Twinkie}

{P making up to Rhys for trying to steal his hat}

After the presents & treats were gone, we let our sugar highs take us into the lake...

Hudson & Maddy

And what's a day at the lake without a ride in the paddle boat?

Ryan & Rhys

The House of Thorns

The Douglas clan

Kirkpatricks {minus Rhys}

And even Nana & Poppy joined in!

Jaimee & Rhys

{Seriously?? Karen & GG feeding her more sugar...}

The adorable Madeline Thorn

Grandma Carol.  We love her.

 Uncle Baby teaching P how to ride her new purple sparkle-mobile.

And Uncle Alex showed up after his baseball game to get some P-love!

Hudson and the bubbles that he ceremoniously dumped.  

Happy Birthday, Paley Caroline!
I love you.