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Monday, March 16, 2009

Grab some popcorn...

this is going to be a long post ;)! I feel absolutely terrible that I haven't blogged Ryleigh's first birthday yet, and it has been a month!! Leighton's birthday is Wednesday so don't expect a post on that until April! First was a "smash the cake" shoot for her birthday invitations!




The front:


The inside:


The back:


For her birthday we took her to Build A Bear Workshop (it's a family birthday tradition)! It was SO cute they way she kept hugging her bear! She didn't want anyone else to touch it. She looked so small in the big store. She even kissed the heart when she was supposed to! She tried to find an outfit for her bear, but the selection is very limited when you can only reach the bottom shelf ;).





Then it was time for her actual party! So many friends and family came to celebrate her special day with us. My aunt made her invitation cake and her party cake and they were both beautiful! Ryleigh made such a mess with her cake she had to go straight into the bathtub when she was finished. Mady and Leighton helped decorate everything in hearts since she's a Valentine's Day baby! My friend Jenny is a talented photographer brought along her camera and captured some precious moments while I was too busy!!








And then a few failed attempts at her "official" one year portrait!






17 comments:

Kristi said...

Kristen, she is just ADORABLE. The cutest one year old I've ever seen!! I LOVE the theme for her party...you did such a great job!!

pat said...

Kristen, she just keeps getting more adorable and cuter every time you post. Love the shot of her licking the cake--and what a CUTE cake! The invitations are really neat--and her one-year-old shots---how do you choose??

Steph said...

What a doll! Looks like a super fun day. I love the pic of her licking the cake. Let her know that grown-ups want to do that sometimes too.

Sharon said...

Great captures! Happy Birthday!!

CindyTykie said...

Wonderful captures of her birthday. It looks like she had a blast!

Beth said...

Great series of photos! I love how her clothes coordinated with the party stuff. The one of her on the table with the cake is so cute!

Meaghan said...

She's so cute! I'm impressed she kept the hat on for the invitation pictures. :)

Margaret said...

She is so beautiful! She looks so grown-up! I love how you captured all those great moments. She has the sweetest smile!

Mandy said...

Oh man...she is SUCH a doll. I think your smash the cake photos are the best I have ever seen. I think your tradition of going to build a bear is so darling. The cakes were amazing too. It looks like your little one had an amazing b-day for SURE

Reds said...

Happy birthday!! She is too cute! Love the cakes - wow!

Melissa said...

She is adorable! Love her outfits! Matilda Jane is my fave, unfortunately my DD is too big now. I love how she's pointing at her bday card :)

Jess said...

She is SO darling... but WHEN did she have time to go and turn ONE on us already?! It seems like she was just born! *sigh*

Awesome photos, it sure looks like she had an amazing birthday. I can't get over those CAKES!

shirley said...

Awwhhh - what great pictures and a great celebration. She will cherish all of this in the years to come.

Becky said...

So many beautiful photos of your precious Ryleigh. How fun it's been to watch her grow through her first year. Those cakes are beautiful too--I love the shot of her licking the cake!

Angela2932 said...

How wonderful! And you have such an impressive set of photos from this special day. I love the invitation cake idea and all the great photos that were incorporated into it.

Suzy said...

I don't know which shot to comment on! There are sooo many darling captures here! Love the cake, love her sweet smile and what a wonderful celebration! Happy belated to your sweetie!

Shanna Jones said...

I love the pic of her licking the cake...LOL Priceless. Beautiful cake! Love it. Love the second official portrait. Oh, there are too many photos to comment on...LOL