Holidays Parenting

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.

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    February 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Happy happy birthday August!!!!

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    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.

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    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

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    February 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm

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

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    February 8, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Adorable kids! And great photos!

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    February 8, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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    February 8, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Happy birthday to August! Love the pictures!

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    Kiran @
    February 8, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Happy Birthday August :)

    You all are a very beautiful family…

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    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…?!

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    Helen Carrillo
    February 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Happy Birthday August! <3 very sweet picts

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

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

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    February 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    So darling! Happy Birthday little man!

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    February 11, 2012 at 9:45 am

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

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      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.

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    Jill Browning
    February 12, 2012 at 12:12 am

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

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      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. ;)

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    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!

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    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!


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      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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    February 14, 2012 at 1:27 am

    […] Bookmark or Share 0 comments It is a coincidence that I decorated with hearts for August’s first birthday party last week. (I associate Eleanor with elephants, and August with hearts. Because I’m odd.) […]

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