Baby Sophie (now little girl Sophie) turned TWO on Saturday! I am still in a bit of shock about how quickly the time has passed. I have worked hard to savour and enjoy every precious moment, but I have to admit, so much of my pregnancy and her first year is a blur due to personal hardships I faced. She is a true gift from God himself. He handed her down to my arms to show me that he understands and that he does make things right. God answers prayers. This I know for sure. Sometimes they don't happen on a timeline that we can understand, but the most important lesson I have learned is too have faith in His timing. I am grateful beyond measure.
Now...to the birthday bash we go.
Welcome to Sophie's Sweet Shoppe!
I love to create garlands for birthday parties and I had taken so many photos from Sophie's birthday invite shoot, that I decided to create photo garlands with the shots. My plan was to string them around my entire deck (because hello, I have about 250 photos of her!) but I just ran out of time.
My friend Michelle designed this beautiful cake for Sophie. Isn't is awesome? She is very creative and does a fantastic job! If you are local...hit her up if you need a showstopping cake for your next shindig!
(just ignore the fact that the tulle on the table fell down a bit...haha, I'm trying to and it's tough!)
Many of the pictures I have of Sophie are of her drinking all sorts of sweet drinks. She must have had 5 or 6 soda bottles hanging around the party and was always thirsty!
I just loved how her birthday outfit turned out. I bought the fabric and patterns from My Girlfriends Quilt Shoppe in Logan. My friends Kim and Kris own it and it is FABULOUS. Kim and Kris are very talented ladies who also run several web sites including The DIY Dish and You can make this. You must check it out the shoppe if you are in Cache Valley and of course, their web sites are amazing. The crown pattern is from The Quilted Fish. Darling isn't it? So fun to make. The skirt pattern is called The Nie Nie skirt from Pink Fig Designs. It took some time to make...but well worth it. Sophie looked adorable in it!
Happy Birthday Princess Sophie. I hope your day was fun and although you probably won't remember it, I hope you will carry the feeling it gave you and know how much you are loved by your family and friends. Life just wouldn't be the same without you in it! Love you baby girl.