My beautiful Baby Girl turned one on 19th December 2011 and I couldn't believe how quickly the year had flown by. It seemed like only yesterday I was in hospital in California, after a long 40 hours, finally holding my little girl. We decided that as Holly really wouldn't know it was her special day quite yet, we would have a small party at home with family and close friends. As Holly has been a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse fan since she was about eight weeks old (!), I decided it was only right that the party should be Minnie Mouse themed! So in the weeks leading up to the party, I spent many a happy hour ordering her dress, buying Minnie Mouse ears and lovingly crafting decorations for the party.
The morning of the party my sister, mum, dad, John and I set up for the party whilst Holly, not yet walking, crawled around us oblivious. I put her down for an early nap as everyone was arriving at 2pm. After her nap Auntie Laura and I got her in her pretty party dress and made our way downstairs. I had made a photobook to celebrate Holly's first year on Snapfish, so this was passed around as people mingled and Daddy got the food ready. I had also spent a few hours putting together a video of Holly so everyone gathered in the front room to watch, as I hid in the back hoping everyone didn't think it was too corny! A few tears were shed, so it seemed to go down well!