Happy One Little V!

Well, well, well little miss finally turned one today.
October 16, 2012

The night before her big day we had a little family dinner at our home.
It was very sweet with presents and cake... and of course balloons. 

On October 6 Violet Mae took her first steps, and is now walking around like she owns the place (which maybe I'm the only one who hasn't realized that she actually does already). This past month she also started saying Da-Da (11months, 20days old). Now she has babbled this many times before I guess, but for me this was the first time I realized it was intentional. She stood at the door and after daddy walked outside she called after him. It was sooo cute.

I know people say it goes much faster the second time around, but I underestimated how true that statement is. IT HAS FLOWN! Maybe because she has turned out to be such a fun, happy girl and every moment (well okay ALMOST every moment) is such a joy, or maybe its because she's just so busy trying to keep up with her big sis... but this little girl is growing so fast. (now how was that for a run-on sentence fellow grammar geeks). ;)

The following day was Violet Mae's actual birthday so we of course had to celebrate that as well. 
We started out with chocolate chip pancakes (because that's V and P's fav breakfast--- oh ok and mine too, and hey who doesn't love an excuse to start out with sugar). After we headed off to Chase Palm Park so Penelope could do her part to keep the local duck community alive (on Cheerios no less!), followed by a carousel ride (just making sure everything is still in proper working order for the combo birthday extravaganza in three weeks), picnic, playtime at Shipwreck park and playtime at East Beach park. When we got home we had some lovely visitors (Kate and boys) who dropped off cake and presents. So of course this meant that we had round 2 of cake and candles. Not a bad way to celebrate your first birthday Violet Mae. Who knows, maybe when you're old like me you will have mastered the art of stretching this beloved day out for at least a month before finally giving it a rest. 

Happy Birthday little miss. 
You are so loved.

Sooo I'm kind of obsessed with silhouettes.
I thought I would carry this theme throughout her bday decor.
It just feels so timeless and sentimental, perfect for a first birthday.
This is Violet's silhouette I made out of sugar paper.
The cake is a cream cheese/strawberry cake from Jeannine's-
to die for! I knew both the girls would love this.

the dad with the dad's dad ;)

ahhh silhouette!

A classic shot

yeah I know my bra is showing here, but I really like the pic ok!

I think this photo is hilarious

I made this birthday crown out of lace.
Just spray with "stiffen stuff" and let dry
then just super glue to a head band and... Voila!

cousin lily with the other dad's dad

so sweet
birthday girl!

crown :)

birthday vignette

so I got this frame at Michael's for just a penny!
It was originally supposed to be for a graduation (one pic for each 12 years of school photos)
 but I thought it was just perfect for a baby's first year!

It was nice to finally put this shadow box to good use
fun memorabilia of her fist year and... silhouette!

Part 2

chocolate chip pancakes...  yum!

playing at East Beach

first time riding the carousel by herself. She was so serious!

Later that night having cake, She was super tired here but that didn't stop her from devouring her cake!

go girl! Happy Birthday!

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