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Twelve Months Old (Eleanor’s Monthly Photo)

Happy first birthday, Eleanor!

Twelve Months Old (Eleanor's Monthly Photo)
Twelve Months Old (Eleanor's Monthly Photo)

(I’ll be taking a photo of Eleanor sitting in the Eames rocker and wearing her pin each month until she’s two years old.)

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    Tina Riddell
    April 29, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    awww, what a great idea. she is too cute! hope she has a wonderful first birthday!

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    Ludmila {CreamyLife.com}
    April 29, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Happy first birthday for Eleanor once again!!! She’s totally sweet!!!

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    Patti
    April 29, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    she’s beautiful! so much character in that toothy grin :)
    happy birthday… to you all! you made it through the first year!!!

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    Jane
    April 29, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    What a beauty! I can’t believe it has been a year. That means I’ve been following your blog for over a year! I just love her name.. seems to suit her:)

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    Jessica @ {Black.White.Yellow.}
    April 29, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    I cannot believe she is already a year old…crazy.

    She sure is a cutie.

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    Jena
    April 29, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I can’t believe it’s already been a year! Wild.

    She’s so adorable. Congratulations. You survived the first one.

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    JT
    April 29, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Happy Birthday Eleanor!

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    Erika
    April 29, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Look at my little friend! She’s just so insanely cute in that picture (and in real life, of course)!!Happy Birthday:)

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    Debra
    April 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Love her little toothy grin, Happy Birthday Eleanor!!!

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    Heather
    April 29, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Happy birthday Eleanor! What a beauty. I can’t believe it’s been a year!

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    Amy Awesome
    April 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    That girl is just so gorgeous! Happy birthday, Eleanor!

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    jules @ The Diversion Project
    April 29, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    WOW??!!! A year – already?

    I remember reading what seems like yesterday and thinking that baby must be due soon, and then the post when she was born.

    HIPPY BDAY ELEANOR : )

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    Michelle
    April 29, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Nicole,
    Each month that you post her photo, I can’t believe it’s that time again already. Now a YEAR? Unbelievable. Happy Birthday Miss Eleanor!

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    Lora
    April 29, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Happy Birthday, Eleanor! Wow – the year has flown by!

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    bink & boo
    April 29, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Oh my. Where has the time gone. Happy Birthday Eleanor.

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    Melissa
    April 29, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Happy Birthday Eleanor! Can’t believe she is already a year old…

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    Mrs Soup
    April 29, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Happy Birthday Eleanor! You are so well loved!

    I love the toes being pointed! So precious!

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    Corie
    April 29, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    OMGoodness! How did a year pass already! Time REALLY gets away from you, huh?

    She’s lovely, Nicole! So happy and lovely! What more could you want!? Happy Birthday, Eleanor!

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    Fredericka
    April 29, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Time passes so very quickly. It seems like just yesterday I was reading about Eleanor’s birth (and about the porch you painted at 9 months pregnant)! Happy Birthday to the little one!

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    Sarah Sarniak
    April 29, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I have to say, this is such a great idea. It makes it easier to see her growth with it being the same background. Very cool. She’s beautiful.

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    Kathleen
    April 29, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Look at that sassy baby! Happy birthday!

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    uglygirl
    April 29, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Happy Birthday from Australia. Your body is growing to catch up with your head!

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    daily decorator
    April 29, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Happy Birthday to the blogfamous baby! Time for a sister/brother???

    Tracy

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    Emily
    April 29, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    This is a lovely thing to do. The photos are all beautiful.

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    Audrie
    April 29, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Happy birthday Eleanor!!!

    It seems impossible she’s already one!

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    joy
    April 29, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    so sweet! happy bday eleanor!

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    Prue
    April 29, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Wow! That went fast. Enjoy the celebrations. x

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    Janice
    April 29, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Oh my goodness. Now she’s rocking! I can’t beleiee it’s been a whole year. Happy Birthday cutie pie!

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    Penelope
    April 29, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Oh she’s gorgeous!! Happy Birthday
    What a fabulous idea
    Greetings from AUSTRALIA xx

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    Kerry
    April 29, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Happy Birthday to your precious little girl! :) She’s so beautiful!

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    Julie
    April 29, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    When did she get the teeth?! They are adorable. I am still waiting to see when my son (11 mos) gets his… They make them look so grown up!

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    Tiffany
    April 29, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    i love it! i wish i had done this with all my kids. maybe i’ll start when they are 3 and 1. and go until they are teenagers. :)

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    Kelly S.
    April 29, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Well, that sure went by fast! Happy Birthday, Eleanor.

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    Andrea Larsen
    April 29, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    what a cutie! congrats on your first year of mommy-hood.

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    tinajo
    April 29, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Adorable photos – happy birthday sunshine girl! :-)

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    iLa
    April 30, 2010 at 1:36 am

    One year is passed already!?!!
    Happy birthday Eleanor!

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    Sarah
    April 30, 2010 at 5:53 am

    How lovely she is. Also – I think I fall in love with your curtains more every month. Hmm.

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    luuve
    April 30, 2010 at 6:55 am

    happy birthday day to you! :)

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    Camilla {Hygge Nook}
    April 30, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Delightful pic. Congratulations to you both!

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    jodi
    April 30, 2010 at 8:10 am

    happy, happy birthday eleanor!
    (i can’t believe it’s been a year already!!)

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    JaeElle
    April 30, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Happy Belated Birthday, Eleanor! Hope you had a great one.

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    Claire
    April 30, 2010 at 8:38 am

    YEAH!!! Happy Day Missy Eleanor!!!!!

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    Emily
    April 30, 2010 at 8:44 am

    She is the cutest little bean ever, and I have loved seeing her monthly photos. Happies of birthdays to her!

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    Felicity
    April 30, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Happy birthday sweet little girl!

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    Kat
    April 30, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Happy First Birthday! Will you be posting birthday party pics? It’s amazing how much they grow in the first year isn’t it?

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    Janelle
    April 30, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Happy Birthday Eleanor! I can’t believe it’s been a year! It’s my little dogs birthday too. She’s 4 :)

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    Ele
    April 30, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Happy Birthday Eleanor!

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    Elle Sees
    April 30, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Too sweet and I can’t believe how fast it’s gone by.
    Sweet baby dreams to you, E!

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    ajjah
    April 30, 2010 at 9:42 am

    happy birthday beautiful eleanor! :)

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    Amanda
    April 30, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Aww what a cutie! Happy 1st birthday to Eleanor!

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    Heidi
    April 30, 2010 at 9:54 am

    So sweet! Looks like her birthday is of to a great start:)
    Happy Happy Birthday Eleanor!!!

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    kim
    April 30, 2010 at 9:57 am

    i can’t believe she’s one! so i’ve been reading your blog for a little over a year too! i can remember thinking…is this lady ever going to give birth?!? ;-)

    a year flew by. she’s a cutie. thanks for all you share!

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    Sherry
    April 30, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Awe…what a sweetie! Happy Birthday Eleanor!!!

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    Bridget
    April 30, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I feel like you should continue this every month til she graduates from high school…it’s just such a cute idea!

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    Caitlin
    April 30, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Happy birthday Eleanor! I have twin boys who are about a month older, but we had the same due date of April 20. I remember when you announced your pregnancy, and it’s been fun going through all the stages with you guys! Somehow I can’t believe Eleanore is already one, it makes this last year seem much shorter than it felt, if you know what I mean. Anyhow, congratulations, and I look forward to experiencing toddlerhood with you!

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    Gretchen
    April 30, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Happy birthday! I can’t believe it’s already been a year.

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    puck
    April 30, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Happy birthday, sweet girl!

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    asia
    April 30, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Yay! Happy 1st birthday! The next year goes by even faster than the first… hold onto every second xoxo

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    Gwendolyn
    April 30, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Happy Birthday Cutey!!!

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    Chris
    April 30, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Amazing how fast time flies by. She is lovely.

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    Gemma
    April 30, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    COngratulations!!! Happy Birthday! Your baby and your blog are fabulous! Greetings from Spain.

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    Kelly
    April 30, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Happy Birthday beautiful,sweet Eleanor!!!! I hope all your birthday wishes come true!

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    Emily
    April 30, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Gorgeous smile and awesome chubby legs. Happy birthday Eleanor! Hope it was fun. :) (PS great day for a birthday- it was my little girl’s first birthday too)

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    walrus studio
    April 30, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    What a clever idea! She’ll be so happy to have those photos when she’s older.

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    Jennae @ Green Your Decor
    April 30, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Awww! I know we’ve been seeing her every month, but this is the first time my reaction was “Look how big she’s gotten!” Really, she has. She looks so grown up! Happy Birthday Eleanor!

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    Nuit
    April 30, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    happy birthday sweetheart!!!many hugs from Mexico!!!

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    Punctuation Mark
    April 30, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    She definitely is picture perfect and postcard ready… congrats on the gorgeous child!

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    Katy R
    April 30, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    how can she possibly be a year old already?! I have been reading your blog since before she was born, I remember the very first chair picture when it was posted… it can’t possibly have been a year already! time certainly flies!

    happy birthday!!

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    Viv
    April 30, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Happy birthday gorgeous girl! Look how much she’s grown.

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    Ana
    May 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Happy Birthday to the little girl!!!

    xx,
    A.

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    Amy
    May 1, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Wow! I a year has already passed. Happy Birthday Eleanor!

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    Chava
    May 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Happy Birthday beautiful Eleanor!

    Wow, she has changed *a lot* in the last month. She has more… defining(?) features now. Maybe it’s just the expression she’s making. Thanks for sharing this project with us. It’s going to be such a treasure for your family! I can’t wait to see how she develops over the next twelve pics.

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    Kalee
    May 4, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I have absolutely loved these photos since the beginning (I might even call my husband over and make him look every single time)! Hope Eleanor had a phenomenal first birthday!

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    sarah
    May 4, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Look how much she has grown! Too cute…. I totally plan on stealing this idea when I have kids. Congrats Nicole for your first year as a Mom!!!!

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    Ang
    May 5, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    This is the cutest idea! Thanks for sharing. Completely inspiring… she is adorable! Do you have that pink onsie in every size, or do you make them?

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    patricia
    May 6, 2010 at 8:25 am

    So cute as always! Happy belated birthday to your little one.

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    Rabia
    May 6, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Just started reading your blog about a week ago, and it is wonderful! Definitely making note of things I’d like to do once I (we, rather – avec future hubby) have a place.

    A very happy birthday to little Eleanor – she is totally adorable!

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    Ashley at Hither and Thither
    May 6, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    What a cutie! And what a fantastic idea!

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    Sixty- Fifth Avenue
    May 7, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Happy Birthday to your sweet Eleanor! I love the pictures, they grow so fast. Our little one just turned 4! We have a little photo album that was given to us that holds one picture for each year. The idea is to have the baby wear the same outfit with meaning for each year. We put her in my wedding dress…it will be cool when she is standing there in it. Now she sits on the couch with the dress draping down.

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    Hopeless Chest
    May 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Adorable! So neat how her hair went blond.

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    Danielle
    May 18, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    See what happens when I don’t visit for awhile!!! She’s such a big girl and full of personality. You can tell from the picture. Happy 1st sweetie!!!

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    Ms Pink
    July 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    this is the cutest idea i have ever seen <3

    mp

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    July 31, 2010 at 8:03 am

    this is amazing… so perfect and ur daughter’s pose at each month actually captures the development growth at that stage. love the one where she is crawling out and leaning forward!

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    Kat
    August 31, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Would make a brilliant book! You should continue to photograph her in that same chair yearly! till she leaves home! and publish it in a book in the end…could even have her child in the same chair one day!

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    September 8, 2010 at 8:09 pm

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    jan
    December 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    wow, how she has grown! ad such a cute remembrance of her!

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    cris
    January 19, 2011 at 3:53 am

    uooooohh!! it’s so sweet, i love it!
    enhorabuena por tu blog.

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