Sorry for the crappy lighting in the pictures but I’m really happy with how Allison’s whole party turned out! He party took place on December 12th. At the time she was obsessed with Minnie Mouse. One time she watched Minnie’s bowtoons for a hour and a half. Like what? Something held her attention for more than 5 whole minutes?? The centerpieces were all done by me. I definitely got my inspiration for this party from pinterest. I knew I didn’t want a black and pink birthday party. For her last party she had a winter onederland which I decided to do in pink, black and silver so I didn’t want to repeat the same colors. I ended up going with bright colors. Pops of pink, purple, green and turquoise is what I ended up gravitating for. Most decor was bought from hobby lobby, oriental trading company, and the dollar tree.
Allison’s winter onederland took place in December of 2014. I chose a light pink, silver and black color scheme. All the printables were made by me. Planning this party was so much fun for me. I had been pinning since July. I had the invitations made by August. To say I was a little excited was an understatement. The party really did go off without a hitch! I wouldn’t have had it turn out any other way.
Babies definitely grow up fast. I feel like it was only just yesterday when my sweet baby was still taking bottles and could just fall asleep in my arms. I also remember waking up ever other hour… that part I don’t miss so much but honestly I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Allison is growing up so quickly it is crazy. All these moments are fleeting and I would do anything to have her cuddle up against me. Now she just wiggles around and hardly ever just wants to cuddle. Now everything is so fast paced. My advice is to slow down and enjoy all the moments you can with your child, the dishes can wait. All pictures were done by Laura Tye Photography.
Boy was my hair long then. I can safely say I don’t miss it. These pictures were taken in 2013. I loved how they turned out. I remember the day of these pictures like it was yesterday. I had ordered the perfect cream colored shift dress from Asos ages ago. As soon as I received it I put it in my closet and thats where it remained until the day of our pictures. That morning I woke up refreshed thinking, well I probably should try on this dress. I promise you, I thought I looked like a stuffed sausage. This dress wasn’t going to make me look like all those beautiful mamas on Pinterest! As soon as I realized this it was instant tears. I couldn’t be photographed looking like this! So Cameron wisked me away to motherhood maternity where I purchased the dress pictured. I know, a bit dramatic but being pregnant with all the hormones I feel my freak out was sufficed. I mean these pictures are forever. The pictures were taken by our wonderful photographer, Laura Tye.
These pictures were taken a few days after Allison turned 2. It was honestly the most perfect day ever. It was December 11th so I really had low expectations for the weather. Being that we are in Texas, it was either going to be really hot or really cold. There was no doubt in my mind that it was going to be frigid that day. I was thinking pea coats, uggs, and toboggan weather but boy was I wrong. The weather was completely perfect and all the gorgeous orange, brown and yellow leaves had just fallen off the trees. I’m still seriously excited about how well these pictures turned out. Oh, and Allison was the biggest grump that day and our photographer was able to capture smiles?! I really am impressed with out photographer who we use for most of our sessions. You can check her out at Laura Tye Photography.