THE NICHOLS FAMILY


Monday, June 23, 2008

MSN's Birthday Party

This weekend was Mary Selwyn's first birthday party. She won't actually be one for another week but with a birthday so close to the 4th of July you have to squeeze a party in whenever you can. This post will mainly be lots and lots of pictures from the party. It was so much fun! Birthday girl in her hat. Mary Selwyn had been sick all week and even though she was feeling better by the party the virus she had caused her to have a rash all over her body. So if you happen to notice red splotches in any of these pictures that will explain it. The doctor said it didn't hurt or itch her and it would bother me more than it would her....boy was he right.
We celebrated with almost all our family. MSN and Great Grandmother and Great Granddaddy.

Greatmama and Greatdaddy


Aunt Daphna and Uncle Bradley....we did miss Uncle Taylor
Mary Selwyn, Gran and Grandpa
Meme and Papa!
Mary Selwyn had lots of fun playing with all her friends.

Ross, MSN and Mary Townsend
Mary Selwyn, Price Thomas and Mary Townsend
Mary Selwyn and Gavin on the loose.
Mary Selwyn is only 8 days older than Gavin. It was so fun to be pregnant and have kids so close with some of our very best friends Chad and Stefanie. Won't it be fun to watch these two grow up together?


Mary Selwyn and Townsey. This has got to be one of my most favorite pictures ever!




Mommy's friends came to celebrate too. "Aunt" Brooke came all the way from Atlanta.




Meg and Braxton.






Auntee Amy came and gave Mary Selwyn a beautiful bracelet that she made just for her, so special.






The Cakes turned out perfect!






Yes, this was Mary Selwyn's face while everyone was singing Happy Birthday. There were some smiles and clapping during the song too don't worry...she was enjoying it.








She was trying to eat her cake like the little lady she is and then daddy shoved her hand in it. She made him clean it off immediately and went back to eating it her way, one bite at a time. I think she was savoring that sweet icing....a girl after my own heart.
Opening presents
Mary Selwyn was so excited when she opened her Madame Alexander doll.
Playing with her corn popper from Price. We have been playing with this everyday since.
It was a very special first birthday party. It was neat to have all of the people we love the most there to celebrate with us. I worked so hard to make sure everything was perfect and it seemed perfect to me. The fun isn't over yet either, we will get to celebrate again on her real birthday just the three of us!

7 comments:

Lindsey said...

Yay for those pictures! So so cute. And those cakes are the cutest things ever!

Ashley said...

Denise, the pictures are so cute! It sounds like her first birthday party was as great as Tripp's. Mary Selwyn is adorable. I enjoy keeping up with your blog.

Lauren said...

Happy 1st birthday Mary Selwyn! I can only hope that Sipsey takes after me and won't like to be messy. You are so lucky! It looks like y'all had a blast. And if Ross and Mary Townsend are Mary's babies, they look just like her and are precious.

Natalie, Stephen and Bennett said...

happy bday msn! that hat is too cute!!

Kristen said...

She is a doll! That first year sure does fly by, doesn't it? We should get ours together to play sometime. They are so close in age, I bet they would have lots of fun! The cakes are so cute!!!

Ann-Marie said...

Love it! Love it! Love it!
I just can't believe she's one! It doesn't even sound right coming out of my mouth. ha
I would love to come and see you soon. I haven't seen you or spoke with you in awhile, and well, that's just not right.

Jenny said...

Denise! i love the pics. Very cute. Looks like ya'll had a great 1st Bday!