Thursday, December 30, 2010

Roseberry's 1st Birthday - 12/21/10

WHERE did you come from, baby dear?   
Out of the everywhere into here.  

Where did you get those eyes so blue?   
Out of the sky as I came through.

What makes your forehead so smooth and high?   
A soft hand stroked it as I went by.

What makes your cheek like a warm white rose?   
I saw something better than any one knows.

~George Mac Donald (1824–1905)


This day that I had tried not to dread turned out to be really fun. And I'm okay with her being one now. I think. I am starting to find joy that is stronger than the sorrow at this phase of life ending. It is a blessing.

We sang to her over and over throughout the day. Exacto freaked out at his 1st birthday party when the lights went out and everyone started singing, so I wanted her to be prepared. :)

In the evening we had her party with just us.

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There was an absolutely gorgeous sunset as we went outside to take some pictures with the balloons.



~ in her birthday tutu :) ~

(I made it for her using this tutorial).


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This is one of my favorites of her from the day. Can't you just see that sweet, sunny personality she has? :)



~ surrounded by the men in her life ~





This was supposed to have LAVENDER ROSEBUDS. Just envision that for me. Please note, also, the rosemary sprigs. Isn't that profound? Not to mention the tights in the background. :)


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Like this, ya know? (Are you impressed by my mad photoshop skillz? :)



She was reaching for the frosting already. . . .



~ one of those moments I want framed and hanging in my heart ~



~ her first authorized ice cream -- a rite of passage in our family ~





She even helped with the dishes afterward! :)


Oh, how grateful we are for this burst of sunlight into our family!

We love you, sweet daughter.


Chris said...[Reply to comment]

Like Mother like Daughter. I'm crazy about them both!

Cindi M said...[Reply to comment]

I love the poem and the cake is beautiful! It can be hard to have your last baby turn one, but you still have until they are at least three until all the endearing baby things disappear. Brigham is four and a half and we still see him as small and oh so cute! Lots to enjoy yet!! <3

Annalisa said...[Reply to comment]

i love the tutu!

Andre said...[Reply to comment]

She is adorable!

llamitanan said...[Reply to comment]

She's just like our sweet Michellita! What an delightful post!