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Gabby’s First Birthday | A Spring Garden Tea Party

A Spring Garden Tea Party First Birthday


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On Saturday, March 14th, we celebrated our baby girl’s first birthday! The theme was a Spring Garden Tea Party! Together with a vintage flair and a hint of the Alice in Wonderland theme for Gabby’s ONEderland, everything turned out simply sweet! Her birthday was surrounded by the craziness of the coronavirus but, I’m just so grateful we still had the opportunity to celebrate her! It was a special day, and I’m so excited to share the highlights from her day with you!


A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (43) My friend, Brooke, did the beautiful lettering for her welcome sign! A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (42) This vintage window was a gift from my friend Emily, and I just LOVE how it turned out! A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (41)We had the amazing team at Chick-fil-A Palm Beach Lakes cater the meal for us!
It was all AMAZING!! Thank you, Chick-fil-A!!A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (39) A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (38)A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (40)

One of the Alice in Wonderland touches was the playing cards that I had made with photos of her with the numbers corresponding to the month she was in the photo!
A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (37)A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (28)Meet Little Liam, my best friend’s son. Gabby is just 3 weeks and 3 days younger than him. They are SO stinkin’ CUTE together!! A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (25)Those blue eyes!!
A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (24) My princess! A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (23) A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (22)Already giving her flowers!! A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (21) A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (20) A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (19) A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (18)Family photos! A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (34) A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (31) A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (32) My favorite picture of the day!!A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (30) A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (29)My best friends, Emily & Brooke! A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (36)A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (35) See these two back in November when they were 8 months here!
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Thank you everyone who made it to her birthday!! We love you all! A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (17) A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (13) A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (14) A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (15) A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (16)Birthday cake time!!A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (10) Not going to lie, I was very much looking forward to Gabby smashing her first cake!! A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (9)I made her cake from scratch, a banana oatmeal cake with cream cheese icing! It was yummy and Gabby even tried some of the cake the day before and LOVED it! A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (8)BUT, when it came time for her to smash into the cake, she didn’t want to. A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (6) She didn’t want to touch it AT ALL!! And she didn’t like when daddy smashed the cake into her face! LOL. A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (4) She didn’t understand the point and DID NOT want to get messy!! A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (5) She smiled the most when grandma gave her a napkin, which she used! Yes, she knows how to wipe her hands and face with a napkin! Lol, she is SO my daughter! A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (3)I LOVE HER SO MUCH!! Happy first birthday baby girl!

Mama & Papa love you SO much!!A Spring Garden Tea Party for a First Birthday party themed "Gabby's ONEderland" (2)


The details that brought Gabby’s Spring Garden Tea Party 1st Birthday together:

Gabby’s Dress: Target

Wooden Name Sign: 48 Hour Monogram – Dakota Font

“One” cake topper: Merry Expressions on Amazon

“One” Balloon: Rose & Wood on Amazon

“1” Balloon: Katch On on Amazon

Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2020

The Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020

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It was our first trip back to Epcot in 7 years! The last time we were there was for our honeymoon, which was also during Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival! Epcot is my favorite park, and this time of year is just the BEST! If you have never been or heard of the festival, let me introduce you to the most beautiful festival!

Why we went to Epcot

This was Gabby’s first trip to Epcot, so it was a special trip to begin with! This was probably the trip I most looked forward to! We decided to do this trip for our 7th wedding anniversary & Gabby’s 1st birthday when Disney came out with their 4-day park ticket deal for Florida Residents. It was our Christmas present to each other and so far has been the best present ever! We decided we wanted to do mini-getaway trips over random weekends and pretend we finally had an annual pass for the first time in our lives! 😉

About our first trip to the Magic Kingdom

We went to The Magic Kingdom first, back in January. It was amazing!! I carried Gabby in her sling the entire day and Andrew carried a very heavy backpack. We survived the very long day lots of smiles and without any tears! Gabby loved everything, especially the Tiki Room and the Tea Cups! I learned the Fastpass+ tricks from the amazing Molly over at AllEars.net, and we rode a total of 13 rides (with lots of breaks) and most of them were with Fastpass! Let me know in the comments below if you want me to do a blog post with all the tips I’ve learned!

The highlights from our trip to Epcot

Trip two to Disney World was this trip to Epcot on March 7th, 2020! We were so glad we were able to go before they closed all the parks because of the Coronavirus! It was a very busy Saturday, and we had our stroller this time since we planned to walk around more than ride rides. However, we were more beat this time around! I didn’t really realize this before but Epcot is about 3 times the size of the Magic Kingdom! It’s 300 acres!! We walked the world showcase twice and walked the other parts of the park four times.

Needless to say, we were very tired at the end of the day, but it was SO worth it! We got so many sweet photos and were able to see the world showcase in mid-day and at golden hour!! We accomplished everything we had planned to do and then some! Including riding the new Frozen Ever After ride which I scored us a Fastpass+ for!! Overall, it was an amazing day!

Now come re-live Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival with us!


Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (2)Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (23)We got up before 5:00 am, drove to Disney, and were at the park by opening! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (24) Seeing all these colorful flowers was just the best! Took us back to our Honeymoon! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (6) Gabby LOVES Minnie Mouse so we just had to meet her as soon as we got in the park! We only have to wait for about 15 minutes! If meeting Minnie is on your must-do list, definitely do it early! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (3) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (4) Then we walked around to get some photos with the main topiaries in the front of the park. Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (5) It was cute to see Mickey, Minnie Goofy and Pluto with construction tools since Epcot is under a lot of construction right now.  Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (7) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (8) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (9) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (10) Doing these photos early was a great choice because the lighting was decent and Gabby was awake and happy! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (11) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (12)Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (13) After doing two of our Fastpasses in the Seas with Nemo we went to the butterfly garden! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (14) I had way too much fun in there! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (15) One of my favorites! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (16) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (17) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (18) The morning/midday was the best time to see the butterfly garden! We went later in the day again and there were hardly any.Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (19) I love these too! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (20) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (21) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (22)Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (25) Then it was lunchtime and then time for our 3rd Fastpass+, Frozen Ever AfterDisney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (26) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (27)

The World Showcase: Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (28) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (29) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (30)Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (31) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (32) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (33) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (34) Then we arrived at my favorite pavilion, ITALY!!Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (35) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (36) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (37) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (39) It was really sweet to bring Gabby to this particular country! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (42)Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (38) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (43) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (44) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (45) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (46) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (47) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (48)Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (49) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (50) Then it was time for my 2nd favorite, Morocco!! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (51) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (52) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (53) The pavilion is SO gorgeous! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (54)Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (58) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (55) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (56) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (57) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (95) Cute little baby peaches and peach flowers! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (59) Then my 3rd favorite, FRACE! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (60) The cute new Ratatouille topiary ready to welcome the new Ratatouille ride that is almost finished! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (61) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (62) My favorite topiary this year, Kermit the Frog! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (63) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (64) The butterfly garden was so good the first time, I just had to go back! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (65) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (66)But this time there wasn’t many butterflies at all! So I got more flower photos instead! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (67) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (68) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (69) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (70) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (71) Then we did the Living with the Land ride while Gabby napped! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (72) These orchids were unreal!! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (73) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (74) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (75) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (76) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (77) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (78) So cool how they grow SO much food!Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (79) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (80) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (81) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (82) Then we walked The World Showcase for the second time! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (83) The UK! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (84)Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (85) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (86) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (87) France from the bridge is so pretty! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (88) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (89) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (90) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (91) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (92) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (93) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (94) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (97) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (98) We made it back to Italy before it got dark to get these photos!               Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (99) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (100)Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (102) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (101) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (103) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (104) Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (105)It was such a great trip to Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival this year! We hope you enjoyed the highlights from our trip! Disney World Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2020 (96)

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Gabby’s First Christmas 2019

Gabby & Family Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida


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It’s hard to believe Christmas is upon us and we have a 9-month-old already! These last 9 months have flown by, but probably because they have been the best months of our lives! Gabby is our little angel, and this season has been our favorite so far! It has been so fun to see her light up every morning when she sees her Christmas tree! Naps under the tree have become a regular thing, and it might be best view ever! The spark of Christmas magic is in her eyes every day, and it’s my favorite thing!

She is growing so fast! At her recent 9-month appointment, she was 17lb. 12oz., in the 43rd percentile and a whopping 29 & 1/2 inches long, in the 98th percentile! Fun fact, I looked at my baby records recently, and I was exactly 29 & 1/2 inches long at 9 months too! I was also very close in weight too, at 17lb. 8oz.! I thought that was neat!

She loves to sit up, crawl and jump! The simplest little thing lights up her world! “Dada,” seems like it’s her first word! I say, “Mama,” sometimes to her, and she just giggles and says “Dada.” Ugh, lol! Recently, she started repeating some sounds after I make them, and it’s so cute! She caught her first cold after our trip to Tennessee for Thanksgiving and just got over it this past week. It was a little rough for a while, but we’re so thankful she is better!

With Christmas being my favorite holiday and always taking way too many photos, Gabby has been having Christmas photos done since November! Yes, I know, that’s a lot! But this is me, and I knew I would regret it if I didn’t! This is just one of the ways I make Christmas special: I take ALL the photos!

Be sure to check out the best “Funny Faces of Gabby” at the end of this post! Pretty sure you don’t want to miss them! 😉

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Love, the Bolins


36-weeks! Baby photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (7)Bow by the talented Dawley Mama Threads | Outfit from Target Baby Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (8)Bow: Little Poppy Co. | Outfit: H&M

37-Weeks! Baby girl Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (14)Bow: Little Poppy Co. | Outfit: H&M

38-Weeks! Baby's first Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (15)Outfit: Cracker BarrelBaby opening Christmas present in West Palm Beach, Florida (18) Baby "ho-ho-ho" Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (16) This adorable outfit is a special one because I actually bought it two years ago, after our miscarriage. I brought it with the hope that one day my daughter would fill it. Two years later, here she is, 9 months old and the exact size of the outfit (the only size available)!

God is so good! He knows my heart and knew how much I needed this angel. The best answer to our many prayers. We just love her so much! Thank you Lord for the BEST Christmas present EVER! Baby girl in red Christmas Plaid bow in West Palm Beach, Florida (17) Baby and Christmas ribbon in West Palm Beach, Florida (19) Our 2019 Family Christmas photos: Lifestyle Family Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (20)

Thank you mom for capturing our beautiful family Christmas photos for us!

Bow: Little Poppy Co. | Outfit: H&M  | Blanket Scarf: ZaraFamily Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (21) I realized this after, but I unintentionally chose the same place we took our 2016 Christmas photos, the same Christmas we had our miscarriage. It was another sweet reminder this Christmas that God is SO good and He will see you through the storm. Palm Beach Family Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (22)It was so sweet to be in the same spot again at Christmas, this time with our little angel!

See our photos from three years ago, here. Palm Beach Family Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (26)39-Weeks: This was a special week because she was born exactly at 39 weeks, and she turned 39 weeks the day these were taken! It’s crazy to think she has been on the outside longer than she was on the inside! But time does fly when you are having fun, and we sure are having fun! 9-month-old Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (2) Bow: Little Poppy Co. | Outfit: H&M
Baby girl Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (4) Can I make cozy warm naps under the Christmas tree a Bolin family tradition!? I think YES! Baby girl sleeping under a Christmas tree in West Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography

And now, what you’ve been waiting for! It’s time for the Funny Faces of Gabby! Enjoy!

Funny baby face at Christmas in West Palm Beach, Florida (10) Funny baby girl at Christmas in West Palm Beach, Florida (9) Surprised baby girl at Christmas in West Palm Beach, Florida (11) Baby making surprised face at Christmas time in West Palm Beach, Florida (13)Baby girl making funny face in West Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography Baby Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (24) Funny mother & daughter photo in Palm Beach, Florida (1) And… my favorite! Haha!! I really need to caption these! Feel free to leave your captions in the comment section below! Shocked baby face at Christmas in West Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography

Have a wonderful holiday season everyone!

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