..when Trevor hears that song, he says, Madagascar, Madagascar!!
My sweet niece, Rylan, turned 1 last Saturday. She had a 4th of July themed party and it was so much fun. I had a big part in planning and helping with the party. My sister has had a lot on her plate lately. I arranged the invitations, cotton candy machine, ordered her bow and outfit, made watermelon into 1's and did red, white and blue skewers! Tom and I are her Godparents, so we got her a Bitty Baby, too.
*A little story behind the bitty baby..when I took Delaney down to the American Girl store a few years back she really wanted a backpack to hold the doll. You could only get the backpack with the purchase of a new baby. She already had one and didnt need that. I decided to buy the whole set and save the baby for my future daughter. Its been sitting in my purple box of girl stuff for a few years and I felt it was time to part with it. Hopefully Ill be heading downtown to buy my own daughter one in a few years.*
Anyway, the party was at a park and it was the perfect location. The kids were able to play at the playground and in the sand volleyball court. Some played volleyball, some just played with the sand toys. She had a friend paint faces. And the cotton candy was a huge hit. It was very hot at the beginning of the party and luckily it started to cool off toward the end.
Poor Rylan had an ear infection. She was happy, but not very smiley.
Gavin, on the other hand, was a total ham.
I love having Rylan and Gavin so close in age. In 8 short months, we will be celebrating another 1st birthday!