Dakota’s First Birthday

April 26th, 2013

It finally happened! The big 1 year milestone for Dakota came and went on Tuesday, but we celebrated with an under the sea themed party last weekend. This guy is officially 1!

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It’s crazy to think back on the past year and how fast time flies. In 1 year, Dakota has tripled his birth weight and increased his height by 50%! He’s developing this feisty personality that continues to be defined with each passing day. I love fostering his search for knowledge through exploration and playing games like Peek a Boo! Each morning I’m greeted by this wide-eyed, gap-toothed, red-haired baby boy and can’t believe how incredibly lucky I am to have such an innocent, sweet being in my life. Happy Birthday boy!

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Kevin thinks I may have went a little overboard (pun intended!) on making all the underwater birthday decor myself. All of the decorations were DIY ideas found elsewhere on the internet and gathered onto an Undersea Pinterest Board. I put some original twists on the jellyfish lanterns that I’m actually pretty proud of and hope to make some sort of tutorial blog for that later. If anyone’s interested I can also post some templates for the Happy Birthday banner. Thanks to our family for coming, Kevin for the mouthwatering slow-cooked carnitas and the delicious sea friend cupcakes made by my mom!

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