One Magical Day. Unicorn Birthday Party!

img_5332-1

As you all know, my little princess turned one this past week! We had her party yesterday, and it was such an amazing time. Her magical theme was unicorns, and I can’t even begin to explain how perfect everything turned out. We had the house jam packed with family and friends, it was such an insane turnout!

I was waiting for what seemed like forever for this day to come, so decorating was one of my favorite parts. We used streamers and balloons to make her color themed rainbow, and added the “I Believe In” unicorn sign. This was the main design for the party.

image-23

159251D9-AB80-4F77-A209-7185A3A50909.jpeg

Instead of making goodie bags full of candy for the kids, we went a different route. We decided to have a cotton candy and sand art station. Each little one was able to make some delicious cotton candy and create their own little sand art piece! We had sports balls for the boys and star necklaces for the girls. It was probably one my favorite parts, even the adults loved it!

Her cake and cupcakes were fantastic. We had the same lady who designed her smash cake create her cake and cupcakes for today. HUGE shoutout to Farmhouse Cakes for the amazingly beautiful sweets! I just love how beautiful her cake and cupcakes were. I am so lucky to have found such an amazing baker!

There were some extra sweets we added into the mix including a big bowl of color themed M&M’s and handmade unicorn and number one cookies, which were absolutely delicious!

image-30image-31

I also had my other DIY decorations including her name sign, high chair banner, and her photo banner of each month of her first year!

image-32image-33image-35

You also can’t forget all the cute little odds and ends I incorporated into the mix! This included her color themed plates, cups, and utensils. Along with adorable unicorn napkins and drinking straws! I must also mention the adorable mason jars that were holding the untensils.

One of my favorite parts of her party was her photo board! Everyone loved it! It was so easy to create and I will definitely be making these for multiple parties to come.

The family all had unicorn shirts on.

Mommy, Daddy, & Big Brother all had to match the birthday girl! So many compliments on these shirts. Etsy for the win!

image-43

(Of course our family photo’s are never perfect, lol)

We also have to give a shout out to Liliana’s Godparents for creating her very own Snapchat filter for the day and getting her the most beautiful pearl bracelet with her first initial on it.

I can’t thank everyone enough for all the love that was shown to our little girl yesterday. The overwhelming amount of guests and gifts Liliana received was incredible. I think you can tell by the look on her face below that she LOVED every single gift. She is one loved little princess.

b627cf93-e88a-4438-8da5-3fd8a9ce8d801CFB23FC-F9AB-446B-8A42-C9A877CE74F3

Liliana’s First Birthday Photoshoot

Happy Sunday!

As you all know, my little princess is turning the big ONE the beginning of February. So of course, we got some first birthday photos taken. Her theme for her first birthday party and photos is unicorns. Words can’t even express how in LOVE I am with these photographs. When I got her 6-month photos done, she wasn’t that into it. Of course, she was young, wasn’t really sitting up, so it was much harder. My girl ROCKED this shoot. She was so photogenic and full of life, I almost cried with excitement! HUGE shout out to Taylor Mrozinski Photography for this shoot. Her enthusiasm and liveliness during Liliana’s session was phenomenal! She was all about my girl and getting the perfect photos. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. I have unquestionably found my go to photographer. If you’re around the Maryland area I highly recommend her.

I didn’t want to completely blow up everyone’s feed with all these amazing pictures so check them all out below!

Be sure to like her Photographer onFacebook!

Comment below and let me know what you all think! I can’t get enough of them.

The Last Month of Being Our Baby

11 Months.

Our little girl is just a month away from being ONE. I was looking on Timehop this morning of videos of her wiggling and hiccuping in my belly. I thought she’d never make her arrival. I was so impatient when it came to waiting for her birth day to come. And now it’s here, the last month of her as a baby. Let the countdown to ONE begin!

Liliana is my wild child. She’s the most loving little human, yet her sass and determination are strong. No matter what it is she wants, she goes for it. She’ll fall over, bump her head, get right back up and keep going. She’s a tough one. She also has that girly girl sass going on also. If something doesn’t go her way, you’ll know it. Those arms go flying and that screechy yell comes out (she might get all that sassiness from me, lol). She always thinks she’s going to miss something, so naps are rare with her. She keeps going and going until bed time, even that’s a struggle. My mother got her wish when she said “I hope you have a child who was just like you when you were younger”. Touché mom. I get it now. I was definitely a crazy one. Thank goodness car seats are more advanced now because that was my specialty, getting out of my car seat while my mother was driving.

Now for Liliana’s milestones… she’s killing it. She has her six teeth still. It was like all six came in at one time then they decided to take a break. She can now say Mama, Dada, Pop, Yes, Hi, Buh Bye, Uh Oh, Ke-Ke, & Rip (the last two are our pups, Keo and Ripken). She is standing on her own for short periods of time and her crawling is more like a speed crawl. She claps and copies everything her brother does. She’s always dancing. She loves her table food, yet she’s still teeny as ever. I wish I knew where it all went. I’m also starting to think she’s double jointed like me, because she bends all kinds of different ways. Gymnastics here we come!

This next month is going to be full of party planning and preparation. I don’t want to believe she’s already going to be one, but I’m so excited for the adventures ahead. Her personality is incredible. She’s definitely an extrovert, she’s going to be an outgoing one. I enjoy watching this little girly girl grow!

Follow me on Instagram for all the party planning and countdown to one, @katiecunni Follow the hashtag #LilianaMarieTurnsONE

Ten Months of Sassiness

My baby is ten months ya’ll! Why is it so much harder to accept a double digit month then a single digit one!? Actually, why do our babies have to grow up so fast in general?! I can’t handle it. My baby fever is going to be coming back soon. I guess that calls for baby number three 😉

7D2EB4AC-84E2-4E96-8CA2-4EBFBAF4D8FA

If anyone reading this has met my little Liliana, you’ll know she’s a little firecracker. She’s my little sour patch kid. She’ll do something mean, then snuggle you to make you feel better. Her personality is hilarious, maybe one of the very few things she’ll get from me. Except her father is pretty humorous himself, one of the reasons I fell in love with him. She is a spitting image of her daddy. The only thing she got from me is her eyes (which is what she gets the most compliments on anyway, lol).

FDFD7178-79D4-460F-AB80-A01A19F9EDC7

While my son has more of a sensitive side, she’s tough. Her father is already talking about buying her boxing gloves and teaching her how to throw a punch. Just the other day, she hit her forehead on the hard floor and didn’t make a peep. She looked at me for a second, I told her she was good, and she went about her playing. The only time she cries is when she’s hungry and doesn’t want to nap.

The funny thing is with her being so tough, she’s my teeny little thing too. Tiny and fierce. Complete opposite from her brother, who I think is constantly growing. She’s my little 15 pound princess at 10 months! When she was born she was 6lbs 15oz, which was actually heavier then her brother, but they are definitely opposite. To this day she still fits in 6 months clothes. She still swims in 9 months. But hey, I can’t complain, she isn’t constantly growing out of clothes and she is developing perfectly! Plus she’s a little piggy, so I don’t know where the weight goes.

694CE621-3D5D-4AB7-9D8A-F9A863F18AF0

She’s now waving and saying “Hi” and “Buh Bye”, she has “Mama” and “Dada” down. She’s just about standing on her own. She loves to dance and play with her brother (Maroon 5 is a favorite of hers). She gets into EVERYTHING, of course. She has her diva moments for sure. When you put her somewhere she doesn’t want to be, the legs starts flying and the whining starts, and you bet she gets her way, every single time (especially from daddy, he’s wrapped around her finger). She will scream until she has someone’s attention, then when she does, she’ll just wave hi for a good minute. She smiles at everyone and makes sure she has a babbling conversation with everyone she sees.

She knows she’s spoiled. When it’s bedtime, she refuses to fall asleep on her own. She likes mommy or daddies arms. She’ll sit up in her rocker and try to have a full conversation with you in baby talk. It’s the funniest thing, I swear in her mind, I truly believe she honestly knows what she’s saying. She cracks us up. She knows how to hold her bottle, but would much rather prefer if mommy holds it so she can play with her hair. She’s too cool to sit in a shopping cart regularly. She has to stand and see what’s going on. She’s seriously a sassy one.

850CD87A-9309-4056-A97D-2EA14A4E5D95

My girl refuses to nap. She always has to know what’s going on. She thinks she’s going to miss something. She also gives the best open mouthed slobber kisses. I love every single one of them! She’s the best daughter and little sister we could ask for. Sometimes I can’t help but brag a little.

She’s going to be a handful when she’s older. I hope daddy is ready. I can see it now, she’s going to want the car all the time. She’s going to want to always go out with her friends. She’s going to break curfew, she’s going to ask for money to go shopping. She’s going to be just like mommy was, hehe. That’s why I’m preparing my husband now, giving him fair warning that I was a wild one, so she might be too.

All I know is when she’s a teenager (and this goes for my son too), she’s going to be raised right to where she knows right from wrong. Exactly how her father and I were raised. I knew my limits. I knew if I did something wrong, my parents would beat my ass. You bet we’re going to do the same, to both kids. My kids will know discipline and respect. No doubt in my mind they will treat others the way they want to be treated.

But seriously though, I can’t even think about the teenage years yet. I want to keep them little forever! Soon enough she’ll be one, so I’m cherishing each month as it comes. Come to think about it, I need to start planning her birthday party. Of course it’s themed, but I’ll keep that a secret right now.

Happy 10 Months Liliana Marie.

135C35F2-06E2-4771-9CC2-875974B5D188