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November 1, 2009

my kiddo is a year old. we had a great weekend! the party went great (thanks to a lot of help) and fun was had by all (i think!).  i SWEAR Harper knew it was her birthday, she was in a great mood from the minute she woke up. that probably had a lot to do with the fact that both her mommy & daddy came in singing happy birthday to her. she was all smiles.

the party was a success. so many people came to celebrate, it was awesome. she got very spoiled (thank you everyone!) and her tutu was a huge hit. i can’t even beleive how many cuuuute clothes she got, puzzles, dollies, books and games. she got to play with her cousins and other little friends, so she didn’t even cry until the verrry end of present opening. she did SO great, we couldn’t be happier with how everything went! i thought i’d be sad, but i really wasn’t, because all of our friends and family were around to celebrate our little monster. what is to be sad about?

i took 343 pictures. picking just a few to post here will be hard, so this post will be extra photo-y. hope yalls don’t mind!

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thanks to all the readers who sent along birthday wishes! now on to year 2. holy cow, all the changes this year will bring. tomorrow is the monster’s one year well visit with dr. lavinder. i’ll post her stats tomorrow after the appointment. happy november!

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. November 2, 2009 6:34 am

    That tutu is out of control adorable!!! Happy 1 Year, Harper! Looks like you had a wonderful celebration!

  2. rachel permalink
    November 2, 2009 6:55 am

    holy cow you did alot of work! everything looks amazing! how did you do those adorable cupcakes?

    • Mandy permalink*
      November 2, 2009 8:56 am

      i didn’t make them! i bought them at Safeway (the grocery store if you guys don’t have those). I just told them what I wanted, since they didn’t have anything close, and they came through!

  3. November 2, 2009 8:10 am

    OMG!!! AMAZING!!!! i will SO pay you to make decorations for e’s first bithday! it isn’t till april…so you should have plenty of time!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE everything!!!

  4. Melanie permalink
    November 2, 2009 8:22 am

    That tutu outfit is adorable!! Where did you get it?

  5. November 2, 2009 8:33 am

    What a Happy Happy Day! Loved every minute.
    Happy Birthday/Harperween, Little Harper.
    Love, GG

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  6. Uncle Bobby & Auntie permalink
    November 2, 2009 12:15 pm

    I’m sorry I missed the big day but I knew you would let me be there with your pictures. What a great day! She’s such an amazing little girl and she just enjoys life. The holidays are going to be great – baby is getting ready!
    We love all three of you,
    Uncle Bobby & Auntie

  7. November 2, 2009 1:08 pm

    OMG! SAFEWAY did those?! That’s amazing. I will definitely keep that in mind for Hudson’s party. Dude. These pictures have had me on a birthday party planning SPREE this morning. Hudson is taking an epic nap- and I am birthday party planning. Exactly 2.5 months ahead of time. :/

    • Mandy permalink*
      November 2, 2009 1:44 pm

      and seriously, em, they were like 89 cents a piece.

  8. November 2, 2009 2:45 pm

    That is fantastic news. Hopefully my Safeway will be as helpful and awesome. Good work on sleuthing out the good deals. How far ahead did you have to order?

  9. Kristin permalink
    November 2, 2009 4:30 pm

    What a beautiful party! Glad we could hang for a bit and celebrate! :)

  10. November 3, 2009 8:40 am

    Great party! I’m not surprised you had so many photos. I took over 200 myself. Such a lovely, lovely time!

  11. t.bird permalink
    November 10, 2009 9:15 am

    the amount of adorable in this post is sickening- for realz. happy belated miss harper.

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  12. April 26, 2010 12:13 pm

    OH MY GOD!

    cutest birthday party (and birthday girl!) EVER!

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