Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Nola's First Birthday


This weekend, my sweet niece Nola celebrated her first birthday.  I can't believe it has already been a year.  It really does feel like the older you get, the faster time flies.  Here are some highlights from the day.  
Food and Decor: Husband and I made a cheese tray for the occasion.  No, you can never have too much cheese.  Nola got her very own angel food cake to eat with her fingers, while the rest of us ate some wacky cake (the family birthday staple).
Nola is getting pretty close to walking on her own.  She was having fun pushing her new toy around and was walking until she realized what she was doing,.  Then she would fall.  Luckily, her big sister was there to help.

Nola and Carly the dog share a moment.  
Gifts and cake:  The stuff all the best parties are made of.  Notice that one of Nola's gifts is bigger than she is.  Again, big sister to the rescue.  

Perhaps the thing that Nola was most enamored with was the balloons.  When she played with them she laughed that really genuine, this-is-the-best-thing ever baby laugh.  (I know you have heard that laugh before.)  She made everyone else laugh too.  Crawling around on the floor with the balloons was also a lot of fun.


31 comments:

Adele said...

Aaah she's such a cutie!
Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo
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Allison said...

That looks like such a cute bday!

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Mandy Crandell said...

What a sweetheart! And yes, time does seem to go so much faster the older you get.

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Erica said...

Oh goodness, the first birthday is such a big one!!! Happy birthday Nola!!! Whooohooo! :)

P.S. Can you send me a slice of that cake? And I don't blame Nola one bit... ballons are awesome!

rooth said...

What an adorable little girl and her birthday dress is TOO CUTE!

LéaChoue said...

Oh thank you very much :D

E said...

She is absolutely adorable! Looks like a fun party.

Elle Sees said...

Aw!! My nephew turns 3 next weekend

Anoushka said...

Lovely party! I love cheese and cake!

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honey my heart said...

awww. happy birthday little nola! she is so adorable, especially with the strawberry cake.

Amanda said...

Awww, I love that she had that genuine laugh! I think that's one of the best sounds on earth!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

She's so cute!

Emmy said...

Belated happy bday to Nola:) Such a cutie! And love that pic with Carly.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh my gosh she is such a cutie!

Shop N' Chomp said...

What a cutie pie! Love the fun party pics! :D

Sherry Ellis said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. Little Nola is adorable. She reminds me of my son when he was one. The balloons were definitely the highlite for him!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Happy birthday to your baby girl

Emily grapes said...

awww, so cute! Looks like she loved that cake. I love that you guys make the same cake every year (you do right? I understood that correctly? haha). Traditions are the best!
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Rebecca Miriam said...

cuute :)

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carla5555 said...

What a cutie pie!!!! Happy Birthday to her! Her cake looked YUMMY!!! XOXO

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Morgan said...

How fun! Your niece is adorable. I hope she had a wonderful birthday. :)

colleen said...

both of those cakes looks awesome. happy birthday to your niece!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Erin, your niece is so cute! I love the party set up and her dress was exquisite.
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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

what an adorable party, great job!
Xo Megan

About Last Weekend said...

Gorgeous pics of her and her pupster - and how fabulous did she look with her green frock!

aki! said...

I would love an angel cake all to myself.

Punctuation Mark said...

She's such an adorable little one!!!!

Heather said...

Awww many congrats :) I love the "moment" between your babies!!!

XO
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Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

Oh my gosh, she's adorable! Looks like everyone had a great time, what fun!

Katie said...

She is seriously adorable...and that hair is too cute! You can host a bday party for me any day :)

Hola Bambi said...

beautiful photos xx

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