Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Your first birthday, Little One....and wasn't it magical?

The day started with cuddles in bed, as all birthdays should. Mama and Dada read aloud their birthday messages and opened parcels sent from special people across the seas. Your dearest little friend came over for a pikelet picnic on the living room floor. You greeted each other with the widest smiles, and she gave you beautiful gifts, carefully considered (she knows you so well). The rain drizzled outside and the kettle boiled. Mama iced a cake while you napped and thought about the birth day, this time a year ago.

JanMa and Grandfather took us out to the gallery after lunch. You seemed most taken with Leger, Olsen and the brass fittings on the floor. You walked, and walked, and walked. We ordered you a babycino and you lapped it up with a look that said, I could get used to this. You left the cafe hand-in-hand with your Dada. At night, before bed, we sung Happy Birthday and you were mesmerised by the candle's flame. You went to sleep stowing away beautiful memories of a special day.

Saskia Rose, our lives are so much sweeter and richer with you in them. We love you with all our might. Happy first birthday Little One x

26 comments:

  1. Happy birthday dear little Saskia! Looks like you had a splendid day :) I've so enjoyed the glimpses your mama posts of you on here xx

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    1. thanks emily, she did indeed...and i too enjoy the glimpses of your little boy (although i'm guilty of reading blogs late at night on my phone and never leaving comments)...expect a little message soon!x

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  2. Happy birthday Saskia! She is so beautiful, and it looks like it was a lovely celebration .... 1 is so special! Kellie xx

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  3. happy birthday Saskia! She is such a sweet little one. And gorgeous photos too...

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    1. thanks joanna x now just the party to go....

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  4. Happy Birthday again Little One - we cherish you so much! And a happy high-five to Mama too - one year down dearest, and haven't you nailed it! xxx

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  5. Happy birthday Saskia :)

    She looks so adorable in that bright floal top. What a sweet cake too.
    Sigh...first birthdays are so filled with emotion. There's so much to ponder. I always think mummys and daddys need a special cake too (or a glass of champagne). It's a big year for everyone. Hip hip hooray!

    xx

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    1. A big year & much to reflect on - so true. I'll be looking forward to that champagne at the party this weekend! Thanks Nicole x

      (Saskia's doting grandparents brought that top back from the States - I just love it on her)

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  6. One year around the sun - blessings little one. And happy birthday muma - so much to reflect on and be grateful for x

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    1. It's been such a reflective time. Oh what a year x

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  7. Oh happy birthday sweet little Saskia. It sounds like such a perfect day spent with the ones you love.
    The colours in that top and your little one, work so beautifully x

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    1. Thanks Natalie. She looked ever so sweet in it. It's from Zara but I thin kit has a bit of a Liberty look about it x

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  8. Little Saskia, one already? Time flies. It looks like a lovely day for such a sweet and gorgeous girl. xx

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    1. One whole year with our Little One, but it feels like she's been with us forever...x

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  9. Happy birthday sweetest Saskia. I hope your day was filled with much love and precious cuddles xxx

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    1. Thanks Anna. There were plenty of delicious birthday cuddles x

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  10. Happy birthday to Saskia. How fast time does fly, and what a pretty little lady she is!

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    1. Aw thanks Tania! I always get a little surprise when you post pics of Violet - she seems to grow up so much between photographs! x

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  11. Oh I can't believe it's been a whole year! I remember reading the announcement of Saskia's arrival and being so excited for you, and looking forward to meeting my great big bump. What a wonderful year.

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    1. Crazy, isn't it? Oh you must be getting all reflective in the lead up to Gus' bday too...I remember checking back in to hear your news too. Those first few weeks feel like they were just a dream, a little surreal or something...(not to be read, were like a dream....ha!) x

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  12. Oh, this was so sweet to read. She is so beautiful, and these are all gorgeous photos as well (that is the cutest wooden camera I've seen too!). The icing on that cake is making me salivate...
    Happy 1st birthday to Saskia!
    Ronnie xo

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    1. Thanks Ronnie! The camera was a gift from my lovely friend, Kelly - think she bought it from twig creative on etsy. I almost died when we hung it around her neck to leave the house. Too. freaking. cute....x

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  13. beautiful girl, beautiful party, very beautiful camera!
    one is so very precious.
    happy belated to your girl! x ashley

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  14. Happy 1st birthday darling girl!! May you continue to fill your family's world with happiness and joy. And big kisses to you too Mama for surviving this first year - 1st birthdays are just as much a celebration for the parents in my book :)

    One year, so amazing to think how quickly the months have flown. It's been so special sharing this journey of the first year of our baby girls with you xx

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