on saturday we had a little birthday party for eleanor. since valentines day is right around the corner, we went with that theme. i gave myself a very little budget for her party as i realized early on how easily i could get carried away with everything. ;) i made homemade valentine invitations and decorations and kept the menu to some baked treats, fruit kabobs and a little spring salad. my sister bekah came into town for the weekend and saved the day with all her mad kitchen skills. she was such a big help and having an extra set of hands is how this all happened. we’re trying to convince her to move in with us for the summer…or permanently. ;)
we got lucky and had some of our favorite people in our home saturday. friends from the district, the dc area, even a few of my closet friends from college came down for the day from new york city. we’re really thankful for all the love our friends have shown eleanor over the past year. to be honest, we felt their love for her before she even arrived. as she’s growing older, i hope she feels it, too. so thank you, friends, for making this year extra special for our family. it was wonderful to spend afternoon with you celebrating our little girl.