Monday, June 8, 2009

the birthday post

A Party last night means that I get to eat cake for breakfast and blog while the kiddos are busy playing with new toys.
We ended up switching the party to Sunday but still hung out at the pool all Saturday afternoon. It was the first time my white leggies saw the sun all summer-it was a bright sight... ;)
Quincey literally giggled the entire time. She reminds me the simple things like splashing water and yummy treats by the pool are far more terrific than we give them credit for.

I could go on & on about how I can't believe she's already one, how fast she's grown, how happy she makes me, how if I need a pick-me-up I just cuddle up to her, how we are so blessed to have her, how it's crazy that she is walking around like a pro, how silly she is and laughs at everything, how much she loves her big sister and follows her around, how much we ♥ her--but I won't bore you with all of that.
Instead here's one of my favorite photos... "I want some cake!" she says while showing off her new teefers. Her little bruise on her cheek looks like a dimple all the time. :)


The party hat and banner were made by Jennifer for a Breast Cancer Fundraiser auction at the Scrap Etc event. I missed the auction but was gushing like crazy over it at the crop, so the sweet Rebecca who was the highest bidder made me take it home. I don't think she had to twist my arm too much. This hat sat on my lap on my flight home from Georgia and was safely hidden from curious fingers until yesterday when it made its grand appearance on this little munchkin's sweet curls. Happy Birthday Q bear!

32 comments:

Lindsay Bateman said...

She is SO SWEET...love all the little details, and that hat is just too cute. She looks so much like her daddy!

Christina said...

Wow, she is adorable and I love all of the party decor. Thanks for sharing!

EmmaJ said...

Gorgeous pictures! Such cute smiles!
I love baby Q's yellow top- where did you get it?

Sara said...

Great pictures!! Looks like the party was a big hit. (love that banner, BTW)!

Erin said...

Happy birthday to your sweet baby! I just posted my baby's birthday photos (she's three) and I feel like she should be Quincy's age. It really does go by too fast. What a doll Quincy is. Loved the picutures - as always.

maggie holmes said...

adorable!! i love her and i don't even know her!! happy birthday!!
i love the yellow top too! did you make it?

Sara Ancich said...
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Sara Ancich said...

Her dress is so cute- do tell. Looks like it was a picture perfect day. i was actually smiling while reading this post.

Jaimie Lea said...

So irresistible! She makes hilariously cute faces!!

Sharla said...

Fabulour party decor for the cutest little girl!

Rebekah Williams said...

You can't look at her without smiling from ear to ear! And great score on the banner and party hat!!

carrie said...

What a perfect summer day for a party!! I too was smiling during this whole post! Thank you for sharing the memories with us! LOVE the dress also! :)

Heidi Gore said...

Love the dimple in her cheek and the double chin. Too cute!! Wish my double chin was cute!

elizabeth said...

thanks for the comments everyone. it was a fun day!

the dress and leggings are from Target...

Heidi lol... mine too! oh, and her poor cheeck has a bruise but it looks like a dimple. :)

Elisa said...

beautiful party!!! happy birthday to your baby :)

Ashley said...

That bruise is beautiful anyhow!!!
She just looks simply wonderful, You must be so proud. How lucky of you to have two girls



LIZ -
Is that collage on the bottom here from - Picnik?

Judy said...

Happy Birthday Quincey. Thanks for posting the photos of your gorgeous daughter. Her smile is so infectious, you just can't help smiling everytime you look at her.

Carla said...

awe, happy birthday quincey!! you have the cutest little girls...I look forward to seeing those adorable faces!

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz!
Quincey is such an adorable little girl! The pictures are great! Looks like she had a wonderful time! What you said about the simple things is so true! That was one of my favorite things when my boys (now 14 and 18) were little....Seeing everything through their eyes. It was like experiencing those simple things for the first time again. A butterfly, the feel of the grass on their feet, flowers, snow, a new toy, sounds, smells, etc... the list is endless! It is just so awesome watching their reaction to all the new things they see for the first time. It really does help us appreciate how important the little things are, and it teaches us to stop and enjoy "the moment" more often in our own lives. Enjoy both of those girls, and cherish every moment. They really do grow up way too fast! Thanks for sharing. :)

Mindy said...

Happy birthday little Q-t!

Anonymous said...

I can see why you loved that hat so much..it is so adorable and I love that flower in her hair. Did you make it... I would love a tutorial... thanks for sharing that day with us. Beautiful pictures!

Myra said...

Beautiful pictures! Beautiful baby kids! You are so blessed! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to meet you in Puerto Rico...
Edelmira

Mikelle said...

I saw you on studio five and have been following your blog ever since. I absolutely love your ideas. And I have to know who makes the adorable little cakes that you've shown in pictures of both the birthday parties.

Jenna said...

what a sweetheart! I love the hat! I would have kept it on my lap too! We just got back from teaching scrapbooking classes in Brazil for Bella Blvd and carried beautiful handmade wooden flowers home on our laps, all 15 hours!

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Rene' said...

You have beautiful children with the most amazing blue eyes! I bet you hear that alot!
Thanks for sharing such cute moments of your babygirl.
Love it!
Rene'

travelingmama said...

She is so stinkin' cute! I'm already crying a river in anticipation of my third's 1st birthday and he's only 8 months old! I loved that "eat cake" photo- what a cute personality she has!

Lisa said...

What a cutie! Looks like a great party :)

mandiegirl said...

what fun little photos! thanks for sharing your sunshine!

Anonymous said...

Isn't she a button - how do you not squeeze her all the time
Nicky from Canada

Ashley said...

Wow your photos are amazing! What a little cutie she is!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your little sweetie. You just made Jennifer's day when you liked the hat. I talked to her this week and she told me to check out your blog. She is so cretive and talented. I'm headed to Anthologies Friday for a crop. Thanks for making my friends day! Samantha