D.I.Y floral cake topper (come flower crown)

Sunday, 14 September 2014

We had a little party in our back yard yesterday for a certain little one-year-old. Just family and a couple of close friends and their kids kept things really low-key and enjoyable.

We (and by 'we', I really mean Paddy-under-my-creative-direction ;) lovingly made a little rustic vanilla cake with buttercream frosting and adorned it with a little wreath that we quickly fashioned from a $5 bunch of wax flower. What I hadn't intended at the time was for it to double as a little flower crown afterwards. Love when genius ideas happen by accident!

goodnight baby

Monday, 1 September 2014

“when i have said my evening prayer, 
and my clothes are folded on my chair, 
mama and papa switch off the light, 
i'll still be 11 months old tonight. 

 but from the very break of day, 
before the children rise and play, 
before the darkness turns to gold, 
tomorrow i'll be one years old… 
one kiss when i wake, 
one candle on my cake. 

 a goodnight kiss for the eleven month old 
to send her to sleep and to dreaming. 
and blessings to the one year old 
who'll be carried from bed in the morning.” 

I've seen this poem pop up on some of my favourite blogs and I really love the sentiment. I thought I'd borrow it, record it here as we turn the page on our beautiful Marguerite's first chapter.

One. It really is such an emotional milestone. I feel sadness as this first year comes to an end; as I kiss our baby goodnight. But I'm also eager to delve into a fresh page. As we welcome Spring, we welcome the next chapter of her story.

 Goodnight little Maweetie. You are so very loved.

* Poem found on The Littlest and DASJ (from The Birthday Book)

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