Monday, 20 October 2008

The Pah-tay

On Sunday afternoon we had Liliane's 1st Birthday party!

Party outfit courtesy of her Uncle Pierre and Auntie Debbie - baptism gift.

Winning the prize for farthest-travelling guest, my brother Matthew and SIL Bari! They came up Friday night and stayed with us to make sure that we did this party RIGHT.

Auntie Bari is my special guest photographer for this post as most of these photos are hers. Except this one:

Let's start with the food shall we?

The cupcakes are from Itsi-Bitsi (same ones we got for her baptism and incidentally the same ones I had for my shower way back when)

Those little lemon ones were delish. My mouth is actually watering as I type this and I've already eaten two of them today.

Bari came up with the idea of having tea sandwiches along with our sweets so I dug out some cookie cutters, actually bought some white bread and we threw it all together on Sunday morning.

Matthew made egg salad:

And a superb chicken salad:

And I came up with these cucumber ones for people who maybe don't like mayonnaise as much as we do...

We also had party hats:

And babies!

Isabelle with cutie Viggo (Liliane had to get in for a little cuddle) .

And our swimming partner, Rose! (With Mummy Julie)

Here are some of our non-diaper-wearing guests:

Liliane was a total pro when it came to demolishing her birthday cupcake since she already had a practice run on Thursday...

And even better when it was time for presents. She was totally into the cards! Plus it helps that her new word is "Wow!" Makes for a pretty impressive reaction.

She got some really really lovely gifts. I will be posting pictures of her wearing/playing with her new stuff over the next little while. Thank you all so much!

This one is from Maman and Papa. I got it for her, anti-stuffed-animal policy aside, because it is so super soft and bigger than she is. I knew she would like it.

After it was all over we came home and had a video chat with my family in Vancouver:

Then Uncle Matthew gave Liliane some goodbye zerberts:

We are all partied, ballooned, celebrated and cupcaked out over here. But in a good way. We had a great afternoon with our dear friends and family and cannot say enough how we appreciate all the help and encouragement we have received this last year.

And now to rest up a little until the papararzzi comes out again for Halloween... Ouf.


Vanessa Zacharias said...

That looks like so much fun!!!! Love the pictures!

Shawna said...

Looks like an amazing party! You sure did it up right!

mom said...

What a great party! So pretty and girlie! And the sandwiches were a great idea - I could go for one right now...

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