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We did a little photo shoot for Maddie's birthday a couple of weekends ago. This was one of our favorite pictures that came out of that shoot. We love this little girl more than life!

Maddie’s first birthday party was this past weekend, and I think it’s safe to say, it was a success! My wife worked really hard to make sure that everything went off without a hitch. She wanted it to be a special day, and I think she succeeded. It wasn’t like there were a lot of big things that needed to be done, just a lot of little things, but you can’t let those slip through the cracks.

The Preparations

Y’all all know the little things I’m talking about. Things like picking up the cake, and the food. Getting the balloons and decorations. Again, all little things, but if you forget one of the little things, it can cause a chain reaction that can lead to unnecessary stress. My job this past Saturday was to keep my wife’s stress level as low as possible.

The Wild Card

Thankfully we had help. Kelsey’s mom, sister, and our brother-in-law were there to help with setting up and picking things up. Two of Kelsey’s best friends also helped with all of the last-minute prep. The wildcard in all of this was the birthday girl. What kind of mood was she going to be in? Because honestly, that was going to depend on how the day was going to go.

Maddie must’ve known it was her birthday. She was wide awake at 6am Saturday morning. While that made for a long day for mommy and daddy, it was a good thing. It meant she would be tired enough to take a nap before her party. A nap before the party was going to be crucial! Not only did she nap, she took a great nap! She woke up right before the party started.

Kelsey and I just wanted to take a minute and thank every one for all of the love surrounding Maddie’s first birthday. Thanks so much for all of the messages and comments. We appreciate all of the gifts. It means so much to us that y’all took the time to reach out. Now we count down to birthday number two! Only 363 days to go!

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Here are some of the pictures from Maddie’s first birthday party.


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