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30 January 2010

The First Birthday Party

Gretchen's very first birthday party was a smashing success! Family, friends, good eats, incredibly thoughtful presents & so much love.

She loved her first cake!!

After the commotion, she paused to read one of her new books...

... and settled in for some milk & a snuggle.

Thank you to everyone who made this day so wonderful. I know that we will look back and remember how meaningful and experience her first birthday was -- we feel so honoured to have family & friends who are so special, loving & ever present.

Thank you.

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Blogger nicole said...

happy happy.

January 31, 2010 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger Kim Rakes said...

Happppppy Birthday! Awe, I love first birthday parties, they are so special. Congrats on 365 days of motherhood, too!

PS- Haley and I were deer watching tonight, thought of you guys :)

January 31, 2010 at 12:34 AM  
Blogger Heart Felt said...

I have just been catching up on your blog....so many beautiful postings. I can't believe it's a year already, she is just so lovely with incredible parents. Congratulations to you for succeeding in being the mother you wanted to be. xx

January 31, 2010 at 1:08 AM  
Blogger Monster Girl said...

May I request a short post on the loot she scored? Only because I want to see/hear about that Leia doll! And that sock monkey girl is adorable - and I think I spy one of those lovely "green" soft cloth dolls as well, unsure of the brand but I see them in Target over here in Australia and always smile when I see them :)

January 31, 2010 at 2:05 AM  
Blogger buttercup caren said...

Ah!! The sweetness is overload! :)
I was imagining all the love that was in your house today; so wonderful to see the photos showcasing that love!
Oh my gosh - little G so happy with cake! And that photo of her reading the book amongst all her lovely loot. And I'm pretty sure I saw a black tutu on her in that video.
What a beautiful day! xox!

January 31, 2010 at 5:55 AM  
Blogger disenchanted said...

aw that makes my heart melt, much love xx

January 31, 2010 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

SO fun! What a great birthday party! Doesn't the time fly?!

January 31, 2010 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger joyfully gray said...

oh the little picture of her nursing reminds me of lucia so much. ... she just comes right up for a bite ... i love it when she sits up and nurses.

what a happy day for baby! her cake looks delicious. i love that it was a healthier version of the typical birthday cake.

you are a splendid and wonderful mother. happy birthday to you as well! you have a one-year-old!


January 31, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Awe, thanks guys!! You comments are so heartwarming!!

Kim: deer watching! how fantastic!

heart felt: ooh I was just looking at oscar's new little portraits -- I just want to give him a squeeze!!

monster girl: yes! I can definitely do a little present post -- hopefully I can get that up while she naps at some point today!

caren: yes! she was definitely wearing her tutu for part of the party -- it's still a LOT to big for her tiny little body :) she still wears some 6-12 stuff :)

gray: (in my head I usually call you gray, I hope that's alright!) I can hardly get over the fact that she's a YEAR old. it's amazing. and overwhelming! and wonderful!

January 31, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Ryan Ford said...

it looks like her dad has a creepy goatee... just sayin'

January 31, 2010 at 10:34 AM  
OpenID heatherica said...

This looks like it was a perfect first birthday! I love that picture of her eating the cake with a big smile on her face!! And that last photo is just too sweet.

Also, I want her exact outfit for my birthday this year!!

January 31, 2010 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

haha, ryan, you don't have a creepy goatee!

January 31, 2010 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Frick said...

Desiree, that last photo of you two is just breathtaking. Love it.

January 31, 2010 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Thank you so much, Elizabeth!

January 31, 2010 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Johanna said...

baby G's face is absolutely priceless in that pic where she is eating her cake. She just looks so happy.
You must be so proud of her Desiree.

January 31, 2010 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger joyfully gray said...

you can call me gray :)

so funny ... in my head i think of you as fawn!

January 31, 2010 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Haha, it's funny this "little" online world ^_^

Awe, and thanks, Johanna, I do feel proud of my little girl!

January 31, 2010 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Elly Rarg said...

Oh, loves it! It looked like a brilliant brilliant time was to be had! :)

February 1, 2010 at 5:34 PM  

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