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a party hat

i knew she wouldn't wear it for more than 2 seconds. but i wanted to make it anyway. maybe it will end up in a box. maybe we'll take it down next year and see if she'll wear it then. maybe it will become part of a celebratory tradition.

maybe not. it doesn't really matter.

detritus from the making.

first cupcake

her first taste of something sweet with gooey icing. carrot cupcake. one candle. i sang happy birthday over and over and she would smile. maybe next year she'll know what it means.

it's hard to believe a whole year has passed.

i can still picture your tiny tiny face, eyes closed, pink and blue striped hat, bunny blanket, wrapped like a papoose, held over my head, hovering - like an angel. your eyes opened for a brief second before they swept you away.

and now you are one. wow. and we celebrate with family this weekend. your second taste of cake.... and more singing.

happy birthday my dear sweet not so little girl.

Comments

caramela said…
A very(belated) Happy Birthday to a not so little girl!
Very precious times!
Annamaria xx
melissa s. said…
One comes too fast. Happy celebrating!!
Anke said…
Happy belated birthday to one of the cutest baby girls out there! Love the hat!
Karen said…
Wow... Lisa... cannot believe a whole year has passed... My mother says no matter how old, your children will always be your little boy/girl
Anonymous said…
Thank you for sharing what were very special moments for you. Her smile must have warmed your heart in ways that nothing else ever can ...or will, for that matter. These are the times that make the sleepless nights and other stresses all worthwhile.

I am sure your family will savor the gathering this weekend, too.
Kim said…
No way. One?!?! Seriously? Happy birthday little one!
shari said…
i can't believe she's one! sounds like she had a great celebration. i love that her first cake was a cupcake. ;) xo
That sweet little carrot cupcake looks like a wonderful introduction to the world of birthdays + cakes. Happy Birthday not-so-little girl!
risa said…
First, and most importantly, Happy Birthday sweetness! How did her birthday come so fast?
Second, this post led me to your flickr where I saw your new hair! Looooove it! As a short-haired woman I always love to see others join me.
Katrina said…
oh, what a sweet birthday post. happy 1st to the dear little one...
sophia said…
wow. hugs and kisses to the little one along with the happiest birthday wishes from me and my little.
(d just had a bday too!)
wendy said…
happy belated birthday to little cc - I can't believe a year has past - it seems like just yesterday she was born. xoxox
babelfish said…
Aww, happy first birthday cute fifi...can't believe she's one already! The cupcake is perfect!
Kathleen said…
love the hat...and the cupcake:) happy birthday dearest fifi. you are on your way to growing up to be just as amazing as your mom!
Jacqui Dodds said…
Happy First Birthday - what a special day!
Eireann said…
:) happy birthday!
UNIFORM Studio said…
so sweet:)
happy birthday fifi!
britt said…
this is such a sweet little find. i'm totally making party hats!
bugheart said…
awww lisa...
so sweet.
must be even crazier
how time flies
with a little one....
finishing her prize
this weekend.
xoxox
Esti said…
(belated) Happy Birthday, Feliz CumpleaƱos CC!
I can't bellieve a year has passed! wow! Time sure flies...
gracia said…
One!? One! Wow, where did the time go? I like everything about this post... your words describe the love and amazement of it all perfectly.

xo
An entire year? Already? Wow! Happy Birthday, CC!

That carrot cake looks so good. I've been trying to decide what kind of cake I would like for my own birthday, and since I cannot make up my mind, I will probably just go out for pie.
Awwww! Happy Celebrating! I sure hope the felt hat becomes a tradition!
Leililaloo said…
Wow, Congratulations! Your words of the firts moment memory moved me almost to tears... maybe i got overly emotional because my own little girl will be one in 4months...i whish i could say what i feel as elequently as you did. Thx..
louise said…
Happy, happy, happy birthday little CC. Hope you enjoyed it and that your second year is as wonderful and exciting as your first, perhaps even more so. xo lj

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