Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Baby!

Bella woke up 1 year old today! She seemed a bit taller, her eyes wider, one curl hanging slightly longer. As she smiled her ginaroumus toothy grin, my eyes bubbled with tears. One year ago today as I lay beached in my hospital bed I was filled with, wonder. Hopes. Dreams. scared to death, and on the brink of becoming a Mother. It has been one year, one wonderful year. Change happens so slow, but seems so fast. From a sleepy little blob, to a curious toddler. She's walking without fear, says Mama & Dada, loves food, books, shoes, animals and music. She laughs without reservation, smiles with unbridled joy, and gives sloppy kisses that melt my heart. Hapy Birthday Bella, I love you more than life itself.

The Bash
Sunday was the celebration. I worked for weeks cutting out the perfect round ladybug decorations, constructing banners, welcome signs and picture collages. I baked my heart out, taking breaks to call my Sister and cry, beg her to tell me Bella isn't turning one. I burried myself in party planing, poured all my love for her into one day. It was perfect. I can't wait for all of her birthday parties to come.



34 comments:

Mom vs. the boys said...

I love all the little details you put into her day! Good work Mama! Happy Birthday Baby!

beingzaraandzidan said...

happy 1st Bday to Bella.
hey, Congrats! theres an award waiting for u on my blog. Plz come n grab it coz u deserve it!

the mombshell said...

1 year old?! Our babies are growing up! (also you are a ball of birthday party throwing awesomeness!)

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to Bella! I love the decorations you created for her party! Beautiful! My dd is 7 1/2 months and I'm looking forward to her first birthday with very mixed feelings. Gosh, they sure do grow up fast but isn't it fun to watch!? :)

Kristin @ Ellie-Town said...

Happy Birthday Bella!

Her party looked like a great {and yummy!} success

Kassie said...

Looks like she liked the cake! :)

Kirsten said...

Happy 1st birthday to Bella!:)

I just wanted to let you know I've changed my blog name/address. My blog used to be called Diapers and Dandelions, but it's now called "Our Small Tribe". The address is http://oursmalltribe.blogspot.com

I hope you continue to follow @ the new address!
~Kirsten

liz said...

Happy 1st birthday! All those ladybug desserts look adorable AND yummy!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Happy first birthday Bella! What cute cupcakes!

swonderful said...

happy first birthday little one! and happy beginning of the second year, mama. before you know it you'll be making another cake.

swonderful said...

happy birthday little one and enjoy the second year, mama!!! before you know it, you'll be making another cake.

Natalie said...

Those are the cutest cupcakes ever, and it looks like Bella enjoyed them too!! Happy belated, little Bella :)

♥ Sarah @ FFP ♥ said...

AWESOME POST! Sorry I missed it yesterday. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to your little one!

It was just a couple months ago I was celebrating my girl's 1st. I know what an important, magical thing it is and it looks like she had a grand time.

I love the decorations and her smiling cake covered face ;)

Jessica Anne said...

Happy 1st Birthday! I have a Beautiful Blogger award for you on my blog. :) http://adventureswiththreegirls.com

Eva said...

She's gorgeous ! Looks like she had a lot of fun !

x
http://evaporation-in-progress.blogspot.com

Laina said...

awwww, you did a lovely job with the party! I love the ladybug theme, and your daughter is simply adorable :)

One Love Mama said...

Thanks to everyone for the Birthday wishes, it means the world to me xoxo

EcoverUS said...

Happy belated birthday! Love your blog!
-Deb for Ecover

KLZ said...

Oh, lady bugs are a great theme! How cute!

cherimarie said...

Oh I love the theme! I should have sent you my ladybug tutu! The cake and cupcakes are AMAZING and everything looks so beautiful, good job mom!

Ana said...

Cake and cupcakes are cute. Great blog!

Mama Mandolin said...

Lady bugs is such a cute idea-man I wish I had baby girls sometimes!
Cute blog! I'm following from blogflow!

Mama Hen said...

Happy Birthday Bella! I am new to your blog! You have a new follower! Come and visit Mama's Little Chick!

Mama Hen

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I'm a bit late but it looks like it was a perfect party!

Steph

The Mayor! said...

Awwww, I love it!! Look at her, she is so happy & so beautiful! I'm suitably impressed by your creative talents! :-D

*Crystal* said...

I love the birthday theme... LakeLynn isn't even three mths yet and my Hubby and I have already decided that we are going with LadyBug theme as well... cute pictures you can tell you put a lot of effort and love into her big day... one day she'll look back at the pictures and it'll all be worth while....

RoseBelle said...

I love the lady bug cookies and cupcakes. Did you make them? She's such a cutie! Happy 1st Birthday Belle!!

I'm your newest follower!

♥ Sarah @ FFP ♥ said...

Haven't heard from you in a while, hope all is well! I just wanted to let you know I have an award waiting for you at my blog. Enjoy! ^_^

The Ernsts said...

wow I love those ladybug cupcakes. what a beautiful idea!

GlowinGirl said...

What a gorgeous little ladybug! And I love the cake and cupcakes too. I need to save this idea for my own little lady . . .

jen said...

so ... for a moment i was SO jealous of warmer weather than i will have here for my littlest one's birthday ...
and then i saw the post from the summer ... whew.
less jealous ... but wondering where you went!

Cassie said...

how bitter sweet is that first birthday? excited to see them grow, sad that they arent your little bitty baby anymore. Love the lady bugs. Just cuteness all around!

Holly said...

So sweet. That first birthday is so special. The party looks fabulous! Happy birthday to your baby...and to you!
Holly
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Kate said...

Wow! You worked your tail off and it totally shows! Great job on all the baked treats, the look darling!

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