Tuesday, November 25, 2014

a celebration












We celebrated our little girl from the wee hours of morn til the moon was up and the stars had been clouded over. Filling the day with all her favorite foods and a few of her favorite people. 

She received her first sewing machine, and together she and I learned how to set up, thread and use it- producing pillows and blankets for bitty babes. We crafted and painted and had a girls only getaway for manicures and yummy beverages. Topping it all off with a huge lego extravaganza on their bedroom floor, Parent Trap- her movie of choice, playing in the background. We filled any free moments with smooches and snuggles, wrestling matches, I love yous, laughter, and silliness. I think we did her right.

24 comments :

  1. Sounds like a beautiful way to celebrate a special girl.

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  2. Such a beautiful post, Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl - what a gorgeous, happy family you are!!!
    You don't take anything for granted and it's so beautiful to see!!! :)

    Layla xxx

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful....you have filled my day with a sense of happiness....thank you xxxx

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  4. I love that your celebrations don't have to be full of big party blowouts. Simple time with family is lovely!

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    1. Oh thank you! I've tried the big blowout and it was not for us!

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  5. Love the masks! Great day of outpouring love for Aussie.

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  6. Hi! It seems feedburner isn't cooperating with me trying to follow you by email. Which is a shame because your blog is so lovely. So I have no tried adding you to my blogger feed. We'll see how it goes. I love reading about your home and your family. Happy birthday to your 'little' girl! -my youngest sister (17 years younger than me.) turned 7(!) in April. How she has grown. We got to spend the day with her on Saturday. We played board games, painted, watched Ratatouille and had dinner together. It was really nice. She even 'checked out' some American Girl books from my 'Library'. It's so fun to share that with her. :) XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  7. Awww, what a great day! :) Love her cute little orange sparkly manicure!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  8. Aww! Looks like such a fun time!
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  9. What a lovely day. Such beautiful photos. x

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  10. And that's what birthdays are all about! Love her cake! Glad she had a fabulous day.
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  11. Such lovely photos, and those masks are fantastic! X

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  12. what a lucky girl :) and a sewing machine gift? with lessons included? perfect. such good memories + surely lovely shirts/pillows/quilts to come :)

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  13. cute! it looks like a wonderful celebration full of love and smiles!

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  14. happy happy birthday! so cool that she got her first sewing machine, and i love her choice of movie :)

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  15. Aww sounds like the perfect day! I also started sewing at that age but sadly my learning curve was not very impressive haha. that little cake looks yummy, too...

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    1. Ha mine either! I had no idea how to use it, so we're learning together, although she will surpass me quickly- I have zero patience for this sort of thing!

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  16. Aw this is so great! I WANT that cake! I LOOOOVVVEEE raspberries. And I really need to step back and rethink my life - I can't believe your 8 year old can use a sewing machine. 25 years and I still can't do that. What am I doing??? Haha.

    - Sarah :)
    www.thecrownbijoux.blogspot.com

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  17. What a cute family! That's amazing that she can use a sewing machine so young... I still don't know how to use one haha

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  18. Hi, can you adopt me? Because you seem like the best momma ever. Haha happy happy birthday to your little girl- it seems like she had one amazing day! And Im so jealous she already knows how to sew. I have a machine but I ad to learn on my own and it jams 7/10 times. Sigh.

    And love the fox masks- ahhh, so fun!!

    xo marlen
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  19. What a beautiful day, thank you for sharing it with us! I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks !

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. This sounds like such a lovely birthday gathering :) Your daughter must have been so excited to get her first sewing machine, that's such a wonderful gift that she'll get to enjoy for years.

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  21. I love that she is so creative! I hope she loves to sew! That's one thing I wish I had paid more attention to when I was growing up. My mom would sew for us, but I never much cared to learn. It would be such a helpful habit now! I mean, I can sew on a button, but that's about it. ;)

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