A Birthday Party

Ya Know. {Sigh.} These gaps between posting seem to be getting looonger! And I keep thinking things will slow down a little more. Really, I keep telling myself, they will. We’ve been in a swirl of activity with the kids this month as they get ready for their big move out west AND the big one-year-old birthday — this week!

You may remember last summer I posted this picture of our little cherub shortly after she was born.

Thimbleanna: Birthday

And this weekend, we took a follow-up picture. Our little princess has GROWN! And how different it was to take her picture now. It was a hurried affair trying to keep her happy — she didn’t like being up on that pile of “matresses”. We were in such a hurry that we forgot to make the bed properly LOL!

Thimbleanna: Birthday

We had a little family birthday party for her this weekend too. LOTS of pink and lots of fun.

Thimbleanna: Birthday

I was in Columbus, Ohio last weekend and I found these darling birthday party hats. When I saw they were made to look like Liberty fabric, of course, we had to have them.

Thimbleanna: Birthday

Aren’t they cute???

Thimbleanna: Birthday

We had a traditional little birthday party — but without the games haha.  We ate lunch and then had cake and ice cream.  We had a little smash cake for FinallyAGirl, but, having never had any sugar, she wasn’t really sure about the whole cake and frosting thing.  (It didn’t help either, that she’d just had a very large lunch and wasn’t hungry at all.)  I think the sugar confusion was enough at one point for her to see if maybe those cute balloons might taste really good too LOL!

Thimbleanna: Birthday

We had lots of fun and it was so sweet for our family members to give up part of their Father’s Day to join us.  We took lots of pictures (because that’s what you do to get a few that you love.  ;-) )

Thimbleanna: Birthday

I can’t believe how quickly this year has passed.  We adore our little FinallyAGirl — she’s such a sweet little cutie and she knows just how to melt her Grammy’s heart — which she did rather effectively several times this weekend.  What a fun, wonderful year we’ve had (and I’m betting even her sleep deprived parents would say the same thing!  ;-D )


P.S. This Grandma did some sewing for her little cherub and when I get some pictures organized, I’ll post all about it.


22 Thoughts on “A Birthday Party

  1. What a cutie! I love to picture of her trying to lick the balloon. Priceless!

  2. what a pretty in pink party! I love the little Liberty hats and the photos are just darling.
    What a beautiful photo of her with her mom.
    Can’t wait to see your quilt.
    Blessings on Everyone especially the precious Birthday Girl.

    p.s. as I mention on IG I had a collection of Birthday Angels – how sweet to see them again.

  3. Your pretty girl is a year old already? Yikes! But I have to say, being a Grammie is the best thing E-V-E-R and I know you’ll agree! :oD

  4. Julie on June 20, 2017 at 7:42 am said:

    Anna what a doll baby! (I mean little princess) I adore your pictures, you are so creative. Finally a pink birthday party !!!! Looks like you had a lot of fun :) xoxo Happy First Birthday.

  5. SO fun. Beautiful pictures. Congratulations, Grammy. :)

  6. She is such a beautiful baby! Her party looks wonderful. I loved seeing all the pictures of her. The balloon photo is so sweet and the princess-and-the-pea photos were a wonderful idea! I love that they did it twice, you can really see how she has grown in her first year, from a tiny bundle to almost a big girl already. Thank you for sharing, Anna.

  7. What a cutie pie. Great pictures too. We all intend to post more, but life is just so busy being lived, it’s hard to find time to share. Love the thimbles on the beach header. Great for summer. Can’t wait to see what you’ve been sewing.

  8. She is adorable…you have hit the grammy jackpot! I’m so happy she has brought so much joy to you! Can’t wait to see what you’ve made for her!

  9. Wow, she is adorable! so fun!

  10. That little munchkin of yours is so cute! It’s just as well that she wasn’t impressed with her sugary cake.

  11. Such a cutie! And those Liberty party hats – wow!

  12. I can’t believe that she has celebrated her first birthday ……. where did the year go! She looks so adorable!!

  13. happy birthday to FinallyAGirl!!! I love the hug she’s giving – and she’s NOT twisting her sweet little fist around all those tempting blonde locks whilst giving a mighty pull!!!

  14. Katie on June 21, 2017 at 1:33 pm said:

    Oh Anna, your sweet little girlie is such a heart melter!

  15. adorable!

  16. Those are the most beautiful photos I have ever seen! Happy, Happy Birthday sweet baby!

  17. Such fabulous photos of your darling little grand daughter’s birthday! I can see she enjoyed it all a lot! Everything looks so pretty and colourful…those little hats are so perfect. And the last picture is just delightful…one of the sweetest images ever.
    Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

  18. Absolutely darling. What a pretty party. Licking the balloon is priceless :).

  19. brigette on June 23, 2017 at 10:54 am said:

    you never fail to impress, anna. what a beautiful beautiful little girl you have there. love the photos and your liberty hats and the little cake you made for her and the darling bib – and is that a piggy bank???? i love it!
    happiest of birthdays to finallyagirl!

  20. Oh the tasty balloon photo is my favorite. She’s really darling little one and obviously very loved.

  21. What a beautiful party for a beautiful little girl. With (belated) best wishes to your cherub.

  22. What a cutie pie! Just adorable! Happy birthday little one! They grow up so quickly! Sigh! Cheers!

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