“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. I'll always be with you.”
~A.A. Milne, from "Winnie the Pooh"

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

First Birthday Parties

Everyone knows that my baby girl is quite the princess. She has more clothes in her wardrobe than I do, and is usually impeccably dressed (minus a few small slobbery patches and a miscellaneous smear or two of leftover food!). She has awesome fashion sense, even if Mama here gets at least part of the credit. :)
Christmas morning, amid the barrage of presents under our tree, I found THE most precious little dress. Red, lacy with sparkles....oh my heart practically did a dance of joy! I was practically dying to get her in that precious concoction, however, her Christmas outfit had already been chosen. Somehow, she just HAD to be wearing that little red velvet dress Nana made for my 1st Christmas to hers. So the lacy red finery was shuttled to the closet, for use on another day......
New Years Day dawned bright (and relatively warm for an Indiana January) and I spent quite a bit of time mentally reviewing the contents of Liddy's closet, searching for that one outfit that just screamed Birthday Party Princess. Then it hit me. Duh. What better place to wear a fancy frilly Gwen Stephani design than a first birthday party...In fact, where else are we reasonably going to be able to wear it anyway?

Oh. Could she BE any more beautiful? Or any more grown up looking? (Thank you to the ladies of the SCN for this gorgeous dress!)
Before the party was officially started, Liddy got in some cuddle time with Grandma, who read her "On the Night That You Were Born", which provided some truly precious picture opportunities for the camera happy mama in me......

My favorite. :)

Then some posed pictures with Mommy (and Kylie).....

Then the present opening.....

Yes folks. She's trying to put her new shirt on. Apparently those lessons in fashion have been well taught!
Then on to the best part...the cake!

After receiving a little help blowing out the single candle, Liddy got the chance to dig in to her own personal fount of yummy-ness. Strangely enough she needed a little encouragement at first, but once she understood that it was fair game, she quickly proceeded to paint herself in handfuls of pinkish globs of icing heaven......

which led to taking the new big girl bath seat for a test run.....

She likes it! Oh happy day!
Then after dressing in the new cutie patootie outfit Grandma got her,

Who knew Carhart made clothes this cute for babies?

There was a little time for you and Great Grandma Betty to check each other out too.....
It was a wonderful day. Which leaves me wondering, why can't EVERY birthday be a first birthday party? :)


  1. oh my heavens- she is so beautiful!!

  2. She is so sweet! Looks like you all had a wonderful celebration! Love her long hair!!!

  3. Aw, a great first Birthday party :)

  4. She's so adorable and getting so big! I love seeing how much she's grown. And her smile just keeps getting bigger and bigger. :)

  5. She looks so grown up sitting there with all that hair! She is beautiful. Like her mama!

  6. Soooo cute!!! I want to smooch her little face :-)

  7. Happy 1st birthday to the sweetest little girl I know!! Hugs and kisses from Georgia!


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