Saturday, February 13, 2010

Birthday Party for Sakura

Happy Birthday to Peyton Sakura

What more could a birthday girl want? Cake, water and rice crackers?

Is that not the CUTEST birthday hat ever?

Special thanks to Samantha for making Sakura's special birthday hat!

Today was Sakura's Happy Birthday party at 'home'. We decided on Round Table Pizza since we weren't sure about the weather and worried it might be too cold for the park. We were happy to celebrate Sakura's special day with our family and friends. We were SO happy that our niece Katie was able to join us for her cousin's 1st birthday celebration. Katie and Sakura have gotten SUPER close, Sakura loves Katie, Katie plays so much with Sakura and Sakura just loves her. She will be greatly missed when she leaves in just a couple very short days.
We hired a clown for face painting and balloon animals, since we worried that the little kids would be bored while we waited for pizza's to be baked, and since we were having a 1 year old birthday - didn't know what kinds of games we might play, so a clown was the perfect fit. The kids had multiple things painted on their body, and each of them got to have a balloon creation.
Sakura's special birthday hat

The centerpiece
Party hats waiting for the kids Goodie bags/boxes waiting for the kiddos, all of the decorations I made ~

Many hours of cutting out, gluing and assembly took place trying to get ready for the celebration. Special thanks to Grandma for helping while she was here!

Hello Kitty joined the celebration and kept the kids busy with bubbles

Blake's turn for face painting

Cutie pie Anabelle and her Mommy Vannesa (Daddy Juan was there too) joined us to celebrate - they even waited to leave for their long weekend in San Diego just so they could come to Sakura's birthday party - aren't we lucky we have such great friends?
Hamzeh, Nicole and Sakura
Heather and Sierra joined us too!
Someone was a little sleepy!

Samantha gets some ladybugs painted on her arms ....

Katie and Nicole, and Grandma and Katie (cousin) along with Sierra
Sakura and Hamzeh enjoy a few minutes together (Hamzeh is our boss, and he ♥ Sakura!)
Gracie, Alan and Mark are interested in something?!
Sakura and Katie ~

Katie is Sakura's second Mommy, she spends Mon-Wed with her - she's a very special friend and I can't think of anyone I'd rather Sakura spend her days with.
Pizza Time!
Sierra the tiger
Samantha's turn
Samantha, Katie and Sakura
Nicole the clown
Blake with his sword
Grandpa Alan with Brayden
Even Sakura got a face painting....unfortunately this clown doesn't follow directions well and gave her a 4 pedal sakura on her face....well it was the thought I guess :) Still looks cute!
The next few pictures are a little out of order, and I couldn't get them moved...
*Auntie you see anything in this picture?*

Sakura hanging out waiting for her pizza

Yummy pizza!

Sakura's 1st pizza, cheese pizza no sauce (too afraid of mess for her birthday dress!)
Blake really wanted to (help) open Sakura's gifts...

Cake for the guests...I know it says Peyton ~

Daddy wanted Peyton on it (he calls her Peyton, we have a split household)

Sakura's cake before

This child loves fire!

Hmmm, what is this?

The cake after

Time for some gifts. Sakura had no interest in opening her gifts so cousin Katie handled that for her while we watched. Sakura was easily distracted and once she got something she liked she didn't want to give it back. Guess that's typical for a 1 year old!

And a toy from Auntie Beverly that she didn't want to give up!

Playing with Hamzeh

Despite the wonderful presents she received...the wrapping was her favorite!

Can you see that someone was extremely tired? Here she is in meltdown.....

Papa and his grand daughters

Unfortunately we didn't get many pictures of all of the decorations, the banners I made for Sakura's party didn't get photographed :( and they were SO cute!
Thank you to all of our family and friends, near and far, those that were able to attend the party and those that were with us in spirit. We are blessed beyond measure to have all of you in our lives, Sakura is a special and lucky little girl and so are we!


Samantha said...

So special. You worked so hard on her first party! What a sweet Mama. Looks like you had fun and so did the birthday girl. The decorations are so cute! Great job!! The cake looked very yummy! Glad the party went well!

Misty Clark said...

I know I say this all the time but I love all the photos! Makes us feel like we're there to celebrate with you. Everything looked fabulous! All your hard work definitely payed off! Great job! Looks like a wonderful party for a very special little girl!

Cynthia, Daniel, and Cameron said...

What a fun day! Loved the cake and all the decorations - really cute!! Sakura looked so sweet in her outfit too! She's grown so much since the last time we saw her in person... looking forward to seeing you all at the Dosokai again this year! Happy Birthday Peyton Sakura!

Carrie, Rich and the Kids said...

What a wonderful first birthday party. You went all out, but of course! Only the best for your little darling. I love everything. The decorations, the cakes, the plans, etc. All your hard work paid off. What nice memories she will have through the pictures.

P and D said...

Happy belated birthday, Peyton Sakura! Such a talented mommy! Seems like a fun time was had by all. I love how long Sakura's eyelashes look in her 'meltdown' pic. :)