August’s First Birthday Party

My little guy is one today, and we had a celebration for him over the weekend.






I made a buttermilk cake for August, and Eleanor helped. She was fascinated by the addition of food coloring! First we made the cake red, then added a little blue to show her how to make purple. I made a buttercream frosting for it too and tried to dye it red. It turned out neon pink and looked terrible! So I ran off to the store for some cream, and made chocolate whipped cream frosting instead. I used the neon frosting to write on top of the cake so it wasn’t a complete loss.





We had a bit of fun with one of August’s gifts.

The lion from great-grandmama was a big hit, along with a few other things.




It was such a good day.


Eleanor is annoyed by August sometimes, but it’s clear they love each other too.


Happy first birthday, little guy.

77 Responses to “August’s First Birthday Party”

  1. Allison February 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    Happy happy birthday August!!!!

  2. I Heart Motherhood February 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    i’ve only really just found your blog, but what a beautiful post, the photos are gorgeous.

  3. belinda February 8, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    ohh bless him. happy birthday little man! eek – that means miss immy will be turning one soon. in a month exactly, actually. she looks too small though!!!! glad you all had a great day! x

  4. Kara February 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    The last picture of the two of them is so sweet.

  5. kate February 8, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    Adorable kids! And great photos!

  6. kate February 8, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    I just wanted to add how much I like the new site- easy to navigate. The house tour is great!

  7. Jody February 8, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Happy birthday to August! Love the pictures!

  8. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com February 8, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    Happy Birthday August :)

    You all are a very beautiful family…

  9. Jaden February 9, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    Adorable! Also Eleanor’s dress is soooooo cute!! Where did you get that? Or did you make it…?!

    • Making it Lovely February 12, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

      It’s from the Gwen Stefani line for Target.

  10. Helen Carrillo February 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Happy Birthday August! <3 very sweet picts

  11. Helen K-B February 9, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    Too cute! What a beautiful family.
    Happy Birthday to the little man! x

  12. Jennifer February 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    So darling! Happy Birthday little man!

  13. Starlet February 11, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Nicole! That last photo is priceless. Did you take all these beautiful shots yourself?

    • Making it Lovely February 12, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

      Most of them, but that last photo was snapped by my sister. It needed a lot of editing, but I’m so glad to have the shot.

  14. Jill Browning February 12, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    That last picture is so sweet. And his cake was really cute too! :)

    • Jill Browning February 12, 2012 at 12:13 am #

      And I really like how my name looks in this awesome font. It makes me feel fancy. ;)

  15. Nicole RJ February 12, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Such sweet photos! And love the hearts everywhere! My little lady had her first b-day party a couple of weeks ago and I was loving all the heart shaped treats available courtesy of Valentine’s!

  16. Silvi February 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    Dear Nicole,

    I absolutely love your decorations.
    Would you mind posting a “how to” for the garlands?

    Thanks a lot!

    xoxo
    Sil

    • Making it Lovely February 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

      Oh, they were easy! Just fishing line and tape. I’ll post another photo of them on Valentine’s Day.

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