Whew--a whirlwind birthday weekend! Two birthdays, one party, lots and lots of fun!
First, we celebrated Mia's actual birthday on Thursday. The girls both enjoyed some birthday pancakes:
Friday was Steve's thirtysomething birthday. :) He got his present early this year (a little shopping spree at the Nike employee store in Beaverton, Oregon) so we just had a quiet dinner at home. Unfortunately, his birthday was kind of sandwiched bewteen Mia's actual birthday and her party, so I was pretty busy with party stuff. Happily, he's a great dad and didn't mind letting his girl take center stage. LOVE you, hon!
Mia's party was Saturday. I had a lot of fun with the preparation and decorations, since I love fall, pumpkins, and the color orange.
The pumpkin patch cupcakes were so much fun to make! Pumpkin cake with Swiss meringue buttercream--YUM! I wanted them to look like little pumpkin patches, complete with signs. Thank goodness my mom and Kendra found the little pumpkin candies. They were absolutely sold out everywhere I looked.
Pumpkin gnocchi with browned butter sage sauce.
Inhaling her cupcake.
Bianca was a good gift helper. She's wearing another tutu (Grandma made tutus for both girls--thanks!)
We took so many photos and I don't want to make this post any longer. Here's the album with the rest. Can't believe our sweet little pumpkin is one! Thanks, everyone, for a fabulous time!
Onward--Bianca's party is a few weeks away!