18/07/2015

Penelope 1st Birthday Party

You may be a little surprised to see this post today but I'm so glad to be able to say we threw Penny a 1st birthday bash! We had decided against the idea when Penelope was struggling socially and was really unsettled in overwhelming situations. To avoid upsetting her so much we thought we would avoid a party. I was delighted over the last few weeks that she had calmed down a lot, started to cope much better in social situations and I felt she had become much less frustrated in general since she has been able to express herself by saying 'no' and 'yes'. We were also due to move right around now but it didnt work out, it would of been choas! We had a change of heart only around 3-4 days before the date we chose. So was very last minute. We all got stuck in together trying to create something from nothing really. The planning and stress of it all to make it perfect for her all paid off, it would have been nicer to have had more time as I didn't want to be stressing over such a magical day. Regardless of all that she had suuuuuuch a fantastic day, she was awake till 10pm that night on such a high just over excited. We had family and friends from both sides of Penny's family, we all had a lovely time and thankfully the weather was perfect too. 

I didn't dress Penelope in a party dress because she gets so frustrated as they get in the way of crawling and getting about the place, instead seeing as the weather was playing ball went for a pretty  yellow and pink floral romper. Still pretty but very comfy for a mobile baby too. 

The day was perfect just like I'd hoped, we had relaxing, lots of toys, family, friends, naughty party food, beautiful weather, even more food but done with the BBQ, a bouncy castle and just an all round lovely atmosphere. We had family help clear up for us afterwards which was fab and once we were done we went on our way home with grins on our faces happy with the decision of going through with the party. So worth it too see a happy Penny, very proud of how well she did. 😄






 
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3 comments:

  1. That looked lovely. I am glad she had a great day, and wow 10pm. That is late. :-) x

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  2. Thanks Nichole, it was a really special day, I know the monkey kept on going regardless of how busy she was all day. Where she got her energy from i'll never know. xx

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  3. Thanks Nichole, it was a really special day, I know the monkey kept on going regardless of how busy she was all day. Where she got her energy from i'll never know. xx

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