Baby’s first birthday

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to!!

Carlota’s first birthday party was a pink and white paradise.  I’m so excited to finally share photos from that special day.  It’s so cliche, but that first year goes by in a blink of an eye.  My baby is now officially a toddler.  I almost feel like as soon as she hit that 12 month mark, she transitioned almost over night.  She’s a walking, talking babe and always in the fast lane.   I knew I needed to make her first birthday memorable…and it sure was!

We held the celebration at her favorite park.  She loves the outdoors, so we knew that would be a perfect location.  We filled the space with flowers and balloons to make it a pink and white wonderland.  I definitely went a little overboard with the balloons but it made our space magical. It was worth it.  The  best part was sharing the balloons with our guests and some of the kids at the park.  Seeing their faces when we gave them a huge bouquet to take home was priceless.

Carlota was very excited for her party.  She was running around playing and helping us set everything up.  When the party started, she was ready for her photoshoot and welcomed all her friends.  After about 30 minutes this baby was exhausted from all the excitement.  The group photos of all the babies was pretty comical.  Carlota was not having it at all.  The theme song “it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to”  kept playing in my head because that’s exactly how Carlota felt.  It was a good try….but I was foolish to think we could place  8 babies and have them sit pretty all together for a picture.

Carlota had her own little cake for the cake smash and again she was a little camera shy.  Not really feeling it she dabbled her fingers in the icing but that was about it.  Thankfully we had some photos of a cake smash she did for her group birthday celebration with the babies from our Mommy & Me.  Nothing is ever going to run exactly how you plan it and sometimes you just have to go with the flow.  I’m slowly trying to learn that.

We were very thankful to have so many people celebrating this special day with us.  Some of our loved ones were not able to make it but were there in spirit, and on FaceTime.  You can see a few more photos of her birthday here and Carlota playing in the mud while mama is setting up here.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing these memories with our family.

With Love,

Andrea

 

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Romper:  Mint Julep Boutique //

Jacket:  Here (Select colors on sale here) //

Boots Here (Less Expensive here) //

On Carlota

Birthday Hats:  Kutie Bow Tuties //

Dress:  It was a gift  (Similar here) //

Onesie: Etsy HoneyduClothing//

Shoes: here //

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Festival Florals

I can’t believe Festival season is here already and Coachella weekend 1 starts tomorrow.  We will be heading down to Coachella Valley next weekend for the music festival and I couldn’t be more excited.  This year will be a different experience than others in the past and I can’t wait.

I’m just not ready to leave my babe behind for the weekend, so Carlota will be joining us in Palm Desert.  This means that late night festival afterparties will consist of baby snuggles and pajamas.  I wouldn’t want it any other way…..at least that’s what I keep telling myself.  Another exciting difference is that BCN will be serving in the VIP area.  For those who don’t know BCN is my brother-in-law and husbands restaurant located in West Hollywood.  It serves street fare from Barcelona and it’s delicious.  If you are going to the festival be sure to stop by and say hi!!

If you’ve ever been to Coachella you know the fashion is just as important as the music festival itself.  It’s almost like a fashion show at the Empire Polo Club.  There are Pinterest boards set up just for Coachella outfits.  With motherhood getting in the way I haven’t had too much time to think about my looks.  When I came across this floral romper by Mint Julep Boutique I knew it was going to be in the lineup.  I love the fit and subdue sexiness it evokes.  Pair it with a cute bra, a statement necklace, or a great belt and you are good to go.  I knew the romper was a must have because it can be so versatile.    You can give it an edgy look by adding a fedora, leather jacket and booties; or pair it with a dainty necklace, and sandals and wear it to the beach.  I wore it here for Carlota’s first birthday and I can’t wait to post all about that experience next week.

Who’s headed to Coachella this year?  Do you have a romper in your outfit line up?

With Love,

Andrea

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Romper:  Mint Julep Boutique //

Jacket:  Here (Select colors on sale here) //

Boots:  Here (Less Expensive here) //

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