[QUOTE=WishIWasThere;985943]Shes not going to know the difference now but my parents didn’t do anything for my brother’s first birthday and thus doesn’t have pictures of it. He still gets upset when we bring out the few pictures we have of him as a baby. Also, my 2 year old would ask why Lexi isn’t getting a gift since shes really into fairness right now (she got upset with me the other day because I made her a new skirt and I didn’t make the baby one)
We aren’t doing a blow out since we have no close friends and family here. Basically all our friends and family are state side so we are going to have a big party next year for her second and our others fourth. Basically this trip is our “blow out” party for all 3 of us and an early gift for our older daughter.
DH called up the restaurant and found out if we tell them 3 days in advance they will make a small cake and hat for her with no extra cost. We will probably do that and bring one gift (her birthday outfit) so she can wear it. We don’t give many gifts for birthdays so whatever else we get her Ill probably have her open the day before so we can post pictures for my in-laws.[/QUOTE]
Well first, your 2 yr old (sorry I don’t know her name :redface:) is a great big sister, being so concerned about her little sister.:wub: I didn’t understand all the details about family and distance before. It sounds the plan with the cake and hats at dinner is perfect. I was just concerned you were thinking of packing a suitcase with just party stuff and getting stressed over decorations. So as long as you get a picture of her with a hat on her head (more or less) and cake all over her face with a great big toothy smile…well, you know the saying …a picture is worth a thousand words.:wub::wub: