Despite only inviting family to Nora's 1st birthday party, I couldn't help creating a little bee-themed invitation. The party ingredients were simple: (below clockwise from left) a really sweet 1-year-old, a birthday wreath, flowers from the Eno River Farmers Market and a beehive cake with sugar bees (inspired by this pin).
Nora loved her gifts and, as any good teether would, opened several by biting through the wrapping. I could barely contain my happiness when she was as excited about the new board book I made for her as I was. (I'll be posting soon about the book.)
The weather was perfect, so we grilled and hung out on the back deck. I loved the typical 1-year-old cluelessness on Nora's face as she wondered why we were singing to her and presenting her with a large beehive topped with fire. (Thanks to Jeff for snapping this photo, though I'm not sure why I turned out looking like I have a spray-on tan.)
And here's the birthday girl stuffing her face with cake. It was a good day. But really, how can she already be 1?
I'm Julia Soplop. I've spent my life documenting the world around me in writing and photography. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.